Ireland is a small country blessed with the rich variety of wonderful sites, most famous for its green rolling hills, history, friendly people, and Guinness. Their brewery is the top visitor attraction in the country. We will show you that and much more in this summary look at Ireland. Following is the text of the movie. Photos, videos, links and maps will be added later.
We'll bring you inside prehistoric stone structures in Dingle. We'll take a trip out to the Aran Islands by ferry, a remote place with a great many archaeological sites, traditional culture and spectacular sea cliffs. We will be visiting small villages along the way from Clifden to Kinsale, a southern village with an ancient stone fort.
Our three main destinations will be Dingle, Galway and of course Dublin, capital of the country, a great center of culture, learning and nightlife.
Dublin is a wonderful city. But don't make the mistake when you're visiting Ireland of only going to Dublin – there's so much more to see.
We took eight days to make a leisurely circuit all the way around the country. Our first major destination is Galway and Connemara, where we stayed for three nights.
We took our ferry ride out to the main island of the Aran Islands, Inishmore, where you can get around by horse and cart, or bicycle, or van tour.
For the entire eight days we were in the capable hands of our Irish driver and guide Martin Woulfe, who's going to summarize the entire visit.
We left Galway City, we came out to Oranmore. From Oranmore we came into Kinvara. Turn right in Kinvara, and we went down through the Burren in County Clare, down to the Cliffs of Moher. And from the Cliffs of Moher we came down the west coast of Clare. We came down to Liscannor. We continued on into Lahinch. From Lahinch we went down the west coast all the way down to Doonbeg. We had our lunch in Kilrush. And from Kilrush we caught our ferry across the River Shannon. We came into North Kerry, to Tarbert. And from Tarbert we came into Listowel. And from Listowel we went to Tralee, and from Tralee – we stopped in Tralee. We had a look at the gardens inTralee. We went to Camp, Lispole and on into Dingle and the Dingle Peninsula. We did our tour of Dingle Peninsula, Ventry, Ballyferrite. All on the Dingle Peninsula. And came back into Dingle, and we left Dingle. We went to a place called Inch, the longest beach, and into Killarney. And from Killarney we went to Macroom in County Cork. And from Macroom we went into Cork City, and down into Kinsale. We toured Kinsale. We left Kinsale, and we came from Kinsale, stopped in Cashel, the great rock of Cashel. And from Cashel we came up to Dublin.
Ending up in Dublin was a perfect way to finish the visit, because we've had a whole week out in the west of Ireland enjoying the greenery, and the little villages, and the historic sites. We nd up with some big city action. Be sure to look at our Ireland series for the complete picture that opens the door to this magical country.