Ireland is an island in the North Atlantic. It is separated from Great Britain to its east by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St George’s Channel. Ireland is the third-largest island in Europe.
Dublin, capital of the Republic of Ireland, is on Ireland’s east coast at the mouth of the River Liffey. Its historic buildings include Dublin Castle, dating to the 13th century, and imposing St Patrick’s Cathedral, founded in 1191. City parks include landscaped St Stephen’s Green and huge Phoenix Park, containing Dublin Zoo. The National Museum of Ireland explores Irish heritage and culture.
We visited Ireland in August 2018 and stayed at the DoubleTree Dublin – The Morrison. We explored Dublin on the City Sightseeing hop-on-hop-off tour bus. We checked out the famous Temple Bar, the Dublin Castle, the Guinness Storehouse Factory, Old Jameson Whiskey Distillery, The Spire of Dublin, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the Ha’penny Bridge, Christ Church Cathedral, the Book of Kells and Trinity College Library. We also traveled outside of the city to see the Cliffs of Moher, sea cliffs located at the southwestern edge of the Burren region in County Clare, which were used for various film scenes, such as Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince and The Princess Bride. In addition, we traveled north to Northern Ireland and visited Giant’s Causeways as well as various sights where the Game of Thrones series scenes were filmed.