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IRELAND

Ireland

A flight to the Dublin Airport is the easiest way to get to Ireland from most places in the world. Its flights can be found here. For example Shannon Airport also has plenty of international flights, but international airports can be found over the island like in Cork and Knock, near Charlestown.

Ferries take passengers from the UK to Ireland.

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  • Capital: Dublin
  • Form of government: republic
  • Area: 70 280 km2
  • Religion: Catholics 92%
  • Phone: +353
  • Languages: English, Irish
  • Time zone: UTC

embajada

Finland‘s Embassy, Dublin
Address: Russell House, Stokes Place St. Stephen’s Green – Tel: 353-(0)1-478 1344
E-Mail: sanomat.dub@formin.fi – website: www.Finland.ie

Ireland: Travel bulletin from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs: Safe tourist destination. Normal care should be pursued.

Overview

Tara

HILL OF TARA

Location: County Meath. How to get there

This archaeological complex is one of the main historical sites of Ireland and was a sacred place in the Neolithic period.

Attractions include the famous Lia Fáil, the coronation stone of the High Kings of Ireland, a small Neolithic passage tomb known as Dumha na nGiall as well as St. Patrick’s Church.

Kuva: Philipp Reichmuth

Guinnes

Guinness Storehouse

Location: St James’s Gate, Dublin

This lovely Guinness-themed museum and exhibition covers seven floors surrounding a glass atrium shaped in the form of a pint of Guinness. The ground floor introduces the beer’s four ingredients and the brewery’s founder, Arthur Guinness. Other floors feature the history of Guinness advertising. On the seventh floor there is the famous Gravity Bar with a panoramic 360° view of Dublin.

Visiting hours

Glendalough-Cathedral

Glendalough Cathedral

Location: Glendalough valley, Wicklow County. Train and bus connections to Dublin and Dublin airport.

This lovely church is just one of the many miracles of the Glendalough area. It was built in several phases from the 10th the early 13th century. The huge mica chist stones, which can be seen above the square-headed west doorway, have been moved there from an earlier smaller church. The glorious chancel and sacristy date back to the late 12th and early 13th centuries. A few metres south of the cathedral there is an early cross of local granite, with an unpierced ring, commonly known as St. Kevin’s Cross.

Grafton-Street

Grafton Street

Location: Dublin

The most famous shopping street of Ireland offers a variety of things to discover. It has plenty of retail stores including bars, cafés, restaurants and hotels. A must-see street for an urban explorer and a smart buyer.

Powerscourt-House

Powerscourt House and Gardens

Location: Enniskerry, Wicklow County. Train and bus connections to Dublin and Dublin airport.

This huge country estate, covering 19 hectares, is famous for its beautiful, landscaped gardens and is a popular wedding place. The house, originally a castle from the 13th century, was extensively altered during the 18th century, and was finished in 1741.  Among the attractions are included Japanese gardens, a unique pet cemetery, the Triton Lake and the Italian Garden. A lovely place for a garden enthusiast.

Youghal lighthouse

Youghal

Location: County Cork. Served by an international airport. Train connections from Cork and Dublin.

This seaside resort is one of the most beautiful places on the shores of Ireland.

It has been designated as an Irish Heritage Port by the Irish Tourist Board and is one of County Cork’s most popular touris attractions.

Among the notable sites of Youghal are the 18th century Clock Gate Tower, the 15th century Tynte’s Castle and the Myrtle Grove built by Sir Walter Raleigh.

Cork

Cork

Location: County Cork. Served by an international airport. Train connections from Dublin.

The charming City of Cork can be found in south-western Ireland. It is the second largest city in the country, with approx. 120,000 residents It is a cozy place to just hang around and feel the genuine Irish atmosphere. Notable attractions are e.g. the shopping area on St Patrick’s Street St. Finbarre’s Cathedral and the covered English Market, a great place to buy good food.

Aran-Islands

Aran Islands

Location: At the mouth of Galway Bay, westcoast of Ireland. Ferry connections available.

This beautiful and stark archipelago consists of three islands: the largest Inishmore, the Inishmaan and the smallest island Inisheer. They are known for their primarily Irish-speaking residents and their unique islander culture. There are approx. 1,200 inhabitants on the islands. Cycling is considered the best way to see the islands. Notable attractions are the prehistoric fortress Dún Aonghasa on Inishmore, the stone fortress Dún Dúchathair on Inishmore and the 14-century O’Brien’s Castle on Inisheer.

SKELLIG MICHAEL (UNESCO)

Skellig Michael is a small twin island to the southwest of the Irish mainland. It is a beautiful and mysterious place with ruins from old monasteries. The name Michael comes from the Christian archangel, while Skellig comes from an Irish word approximately meaning “a steep rock”. The Irish name is well earned, considering how the main island towers out of the sea. The larger island is accessible to tourists in summer, but only a certain amount are allowed on the island at once to preserve this unique location that was designated an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. The smaller island is quite inhospitable and doesn’t have any landings. The main island is filled with structures from the monastic periods of the island’s history, and many visitors will probably recognize them from Disney’s new Star Wars trilogy as the home of the last Jedi. The island also features active animal life, with several species that are unusual for Ireland.

Trinity-College

Trinity College

Location: College Green, Dublin

The Trinity College is Ireland’s oldest university and has 16,700 students. Its building complex is one of the most idyllic sites in Dublin. Its Old Library is known for the Book of Kells, a gospel book believed to have been created circa 800 CE. A national treasure of Ireland. Other attractions are the Geology Museum and the Douglas Hyde Gallery of art.

Guided student-led tours are available on the campus.

Moore-Street-Market

The Moore Street Market

Location: Northside, Dublin

The oldest open-air market in Ireland is held on this famous street.

The market is filled with happy traders, selling vegetables, fruit and flowers from horse-drawn delivery carts. Whether you are looking for cheap raw-food or a genuine Irish market atmosphere, this is the place the place to be.

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