Traveling for some people is a luxury. Moreover, the majority of people that travel want to discover. They want to unlock the potential hidden in each country. They want to indulge in the rich culture and further understand the traditions, values, and symbolism behind what’s on paper. We unthinkingly assume that a country is beautiful or that a destination is worth the travel through pictures, yet we haven't grasped the idea that it’s more than that.
Ireland is one of those countries that’s more than what a picture can encompass and embody. The historic practices and traditions are still widely practiced across the country. The belief and stories passed on over generations are still evident in every household and is showcased through every landscape.
It doesn’t come as a surprise that more people are intrigued and curious about what Ireland offers as a travel destination, and we are about to share 10 reasons why it should be on your list as well. Ireland is not just known for its goal, but it may also be through its people.
#1 Remarkable Natural Landscapes
When you think about Ireland, the first thing that comes to mind is a bunch of hills and fields. What may shock you is that Ireland is rich in castles, rock formations, and beautiful seasides and oceans. Not to mention that each castle and rock formation you may encounter has a story to uncover. These structures have such an impact because they are designed with symbols that date back to Nordic and Celtic times.
Each symbol and artifact you encounter will mean something and embrace values you wouldn’t expect. The meaning behind these symbolisms would encompass Eternal Love, Faith, Unity, and Commitment, which are practiced and personified in today’s Irish society.
#2 Music And Festivals
If you aren’t familiar with St. Patricks Day, wherein some people convert to being Irish, you may want to know that this is one of the biggest festivals celebrated in Ireland. On top of that, it isn’t the only festival celebrated. Ireland is truly the home of music and festivals. They celebrate throughout the year that celebrates various occasions. They celebrate food, music, art appreciation, patron saints, dancing, and more.
Should you be a traveler looking for an event that can occur any time of the year, then Ireland is the place to be.
#3 Game Of Thrones
Have you heard about the series? Game Of Thrones? Ring a bell? You got that right; the hit series was filmed in Ireland, especially Northern Ireland. The beautiful landscapes and castles you see on television are pure, clear-cut scenes from Ireland. Some may not know this, but the producers even hired several locals to cast as extras on the show, giving you a glimpse of the country's history and beauty.
#4 Road Trips
Traveling to the destination is only one part of your journey; your goal is further investing and immersing yourself in the country. What better way to learn and discover a place than to drive it yourself? At your own home, in your own time. You are further unlocking the wonders that the country has to offer. Here are a few driving destinations that would rock your world.
- Follow the Wild Atlantic through the West Coast
- Visit the Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula
- Hop from capital to capital, driving north from Dublin to Belfast City
- Drive along the Causeway Coastal Route in Northern Ireland
#5 Beer And Whiskey
You may have Googled about Irish people being alcoholics, but let’s clarify and remember that you aren’t alcoholic if you drink in moderation. Irish people drink Beer and Whiskey on special occasions; as mentioned, there’s a special occasion every month of the year, but you can’t blame us for that. Kidding aside, Ireland is known for its Beer and Whiskey. Words wouldn’t be enough to explain the soothing and rich taste these beverages offer; you will have to taste and see for yourself. Cheers!
#6 Irish Food
We have already covered traditional Irish dishes in a previous blog, and we are confident enough to tell you that it is also one of the reasons why you should travel to Ireland. The dishes prepared in Ireland are decadent and flavorful. You can assure yourself that traveling and booking a bed and breakfast will be one of your best decisions. From the flavor palette, they have to offer unique spices and various cooking methods. You will get your money’s worth.
These are just some reasons you should travel to Ireland; if you can’t take our word for it, you may want to learn and discover them yourself. Amidst the landscapes, traditions, practices, food, travel destinations, and alike, another aspect of the country that hits home is how they have embodied all of these through the jewellery they make.
Irish and Celtic jewellery embodies all these values and traditions in every piece. They serve as the connection between an Irish individual and the roots and heritage that they believe in. Tourists can even own these pieces to indulge in Irish practices.
You can own these pieces and get one step closer to being connected to your Irish heritage or believing in Irish values and practices. Visit our website to learn more about Celtic Knot Jewellery collections.
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