Ireland, the country of a thousand castles located in the sea of Western Europe, has cities as beautiful as Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick. With a population of around 4 million people, Ireland is a country that is often visited by tourists as a mandatory tourist destination.
For those of you who are studying or want to visit Ireland. Here are 6 educational tourist attractions that you must visit.
1. Dublin Literature
Dublin is the City of Literature by UNESCO, which has become home to legendary writers whose works have gone worldwide. Starting from Oscar Wilde, Jonathan Swift, James Joyce, Anne Enright to Sally Rooney.
In addition, Ireland has also given birth to winners of Novel Literature prizes such as WB Yeats, George Bernard Shaw, Samuel Beckett to Seamus Heaney. The beauty of the city of Dublin has succeeded in creating extraordinary literary works. Therefore, you must visit Dublin.
2. The Abbey Town of Glendalough
Founded in the 6th century by Saint Kevin, the town of Glendalough is the city’s oldest and most important monastic settlement.
The Round Tower, as well as Saint Kevin’s Church and Cathedral are still flooded with visitors every day. When visiting this place, you can imagine the peace and harmony of the life of the monks several centuries ago.
Clonmacnoise, located on the banks of the river Shannon, is a leading center of learning throughout mainland Europe, dating back to the 6th century. In fact, because of the significance of this place, the tomb of King Tara is also here.
4. The Burren and the Cliffs of Moher
One of the UNESCO Global Geoparks in Ireland is the tourist site of The Burren and the Cliffs of Moher.
The Burren in Irish ‘boíreann’ means ‘rocky place’ which was created by earth activity hundreds of millions of years ago. While at The Burren, you can enjoy a very rich biodiversity. 1,100 species of plants to various species of butterflies. Apart from that, you can also find iconic dolmens and stone fortresses.
5. Newgrange and Brú na Bóinne
The UNESCO-listed Boyne Valley is home to more than 90 Neolithic monuments, including Newgrange, Knowth, and Dowth which is the largest prehistoric center of Neolithic art in Europe.
The thing that is still a mystery is, what was the reason for Newgrange being built 5000 years ago. And how did they come up with Newgrange with the plans for the tomb passage, and determine the winter solstice so that every December 21, the sunlight would align perfectly to enter the chamber?
6. The Giant Causeway
This place is also a UNESCO World Heritage site that you must visit. According to legend, 40,000 hexagonal basalt columns suddenly rise from the sea and were built by the giant Fionn McCall to settle a dispute with a Scottish giant.
Meanwhile, according to Science, this phenomenal tourist site was formed by volcanic activity that occurred 60 million years ago.
So, those are 6 educational tourist attractions that you must visit while on college vacation or when you want to visit Ireland. Want to study in Ireland? Immediately contact Education Republic as the official representative of universities in Ireland! Our management is also FREE without charge!