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Ireland is a beautiful island in the North Atlantic known for its captivating views and vibrant culture. It is often referred to as “the Emerald Island” and for good reason, it is full of lush green landscapes thanks to an abundant amount of rain year-round. Ireland is divided between the Republic of Ireland, (which is officially named Ireland and a part of the European Union) and Northern Ireland, which is a part of the United Kingdom.
The history of the Island is extensive and some of its most significant historical events include The Easter Rising, The Great Famine, and The Coming of Christianity and St. Patrick. Northern Ireland also had a more recent historical event that was known as The Troubles that lasted around 30 years between the 1960s and 1960s. The Troubles were an ethno-nationalist period of conflict that resulted in thousands of deaths and is often described as a “low-level war”.
Generally, the weather in Ireland is damp and mild. Rainfall is abundant throughout the year, with the least amount of rain being in the summer months. Winter tends to be cool in Ireland, but considerably milder than other locations at the same latitude, while Summer temperatures range between 14 and 20 degrees Celsius, depending on if you are on the coast or inland. Overall the best time to visit Ireland is during May, as it is not peak tourist season and the weather is mild.
Nature lovers will rejoice in all the outdoor activities Ireland has to offer. From rocky beaches to stunning cliffs, and beautiful greenery- there is lots of land to hike and explore. There are also castles and ruins to see, some of which offer indoor tours.
It wouldn’t be a trip to Ireland without stopping into a pub for a pint of Guinness beer. The country is known for its love of beer and tiny pubs that line the streets of charming towns and the larger cities. A pub is also the perfect place to try out traditional Irish food such as Carrageen Pudding and Irish Stew. Travellers who want to learn more about Ireland’s history can visit one of the many museums throughout the country that cover everything from art to natural history. Several of these museums have free admission making for an educational and budget-friendly activity. Those who want to relax and not stick to a schedule will enjoy wandering the quaint streets of the many villages, where you can find friendly locals and unique shops.
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