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Flights from Ireland

It records one of the highest alcohol consumption rates, it’s where Halloween originated and it’s one of the few countries in the world with no native snakes. The honour of those three facts belong to Ireland. Once connected to England by land, Ireland was isolated from its neighbour by melted glaciers two millennia ago, preventing mainland European species from arriving at its frontiers. Hence the lack of snakes. Ireland also has a storied history that you can learn about through the various monuments that have been preserved to the present day. While you’re there, the weather wouldn’t be too much of a concern either as temperatures tend to stay within friendly limits all year round. Before you leave Ireland, check out the following attractions:

Kilkenny

Kilkenny has a sense of humour apparent in its comedies and festivals that will leave you in pleats of laughter, such as the Sky Cats Laugh Comedy Festival. Beside these festivals, you can learn more about Kilkennian history at the Kilkenny Castle, National Crafts Gallery, Talbots Castle and City Wall.

Doolin

Doolin is a little village by the Atlantic Ocean, home to the best traditional Irish music. The man responsible for much of Ireland’s musical heritage is the celebrated Micho Russell, whose work is remembered on the Russell Memorial Weekend annually – a great time to indulge in authentic Irish music and local food.

Dublin

Dublin is the capital of Ireland that traces its roots to the Vikings and was subsequently the birthplace of many important literary personalities such as William Butler Yeats and George Bernard Shaw. When you think Dublin, you also think nightlife as it offers a broad range of lively clubs and pubs, many of which can be famously found in the Temple Bar area. In the same vein, Guinness Storehouse is a key attraction of Dublin and a must go for beer lovers.

If you’re on your way out of Ireland, the following places make good destinations:

England

As mentioned, England was once the border neighbour of Ireland and now sits only an hour’s flight away. Get an unparalleled view of London on the London Eye, one of the world’s largest Ferris wheels. Also, be awed by centuries’ worth of art and human creation at the Victoria and Albert Museum or marvel at the mysterious Stonehenge.

Scotland

Scotland is also a close neighbour of Ireland, whose cityscape is decorated with enthralling castles and grand museums. It also has several wildlife parks for the pleasure of animal lovers, such as the Highland Wildlife Park, Blair Drummond Safari Park and Auchingarrich Wildlife Park. Who knows, you might catch a glimpse of the Loch Ness monster too!

Greenland

For a further intra-continental experience, fly to Greenland on flight that takes less than 4 hours from Ireland. The Greenland ice sheet sits upon more than 80 percent of its land area and when you get to its fringes, you can view beautiful ice sculptures of colossal proportions. There are also plenty of areas for mountineering at Nanortalik and dog sledding in the east. Additionally, try spotting various species of whales that are known to appear in the Qeqertarsuaq, Qasigiannguit and Aasiaat regions.

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