Visiting Ireland

Ireland is a part of the continent known as Europe. There are many providences found throughout Ireland. There are many bodies of water too with little islands out there among them. If you don’t know the layout of the land very well it can easily become confusing for you. The land around Ireland is very pretty with lots of wide open spaces for people to explore. There is also plenty of green grass and various types of plants and flowers that grow that enhance the beauty of the natural landscaping.


Trinity College, Dublin

Trinity College, Dublin © 2008, Pilise Gábor.


Many top universities are found in Ireland. People attend them to pursue many areas but mainly science and medicine. The study of literature and the arts is also something that many people take part in. Many individuals enjoy traveling to Ireland due to the history of the area. There are many museums and places of interests out there to explore. Many castles from medieval times are also still standing in parts of Ireland.

Ireland is also a common place to go for various outdoor activities. There is plenty of rich open land to go exploring. There are sporting events that you can watch on a regular basis. Many people love to play on the golf courses in Ireland too as they are said to be some of the most beautiful ones in the world.

Tourism is very popular throughout areas of Ireland. In most places people do speak English so that is another reason why people like to travel there. It can be very hard to go to another country where you can’t speak the language. The primary language of Ireland though is Irish.


Patrick Street, Cork, Ireland

Patrick Street, Cork, Ireland, circa 1900.


The continued economic development of Ireland means the people are able to live a fairly decent lifestyle. There has been the introduction of more industry in the past decade and as a result there are many more jobs for people to take advantage of. 


true-colour image of Ireland


It is easy to see from this true-colour image why Ireland is called the Emerald Isle. Intense green vegetation, primarily grassland, covers most of the country except for the exposed rock on mountaintops. Ireland owes its greenness to moderate temperatures and moist air. The Atlantic Ocean, particularly the warm currents in the North Atlantic Drift, gives the country a more temperate climate than most others at the same latitude.