3 Best Churches in Ireland
Dublin Irelands St. Patricks Cathedral, the largest church of the the country
1. St. Patricks Cathedral (Dublin)
Dublin has three great cathedrals and one of them is this St. Patrick’s Cathedral or formally known as the Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Patrick, in connection to Ireland’s patron saint. This cathedral has been founded in the year 1191. It is recognized as the Ireland’s largest church with a measurement of 43 metre (140 feet) spire and the National Cathedral of the Anglican Church. This church is Jonathan Swift’s (of Gulliver) last resting place. The church has a lot of fascinating memorials and tombs. It also possesses the chapel of (defunct) Knights of St. Patrick.
2. Gallarus Oratory near Dingle, County Kerry
The Gallarus Oratory which literally means “The Church o the Place of the Foreigners“ is located near the Dingle Peninsula or Count Kerry. It is being acknowledged as an early church of the Christians in the Dingle peninsula of Ireland. It is patterned to somewhat like a boat which has been turned upside down. It has a stone built oratory which overlooks the harbour at Smerwick (now Ard na Caithne) on the Dingle peninsula. This ancient church is believed to be built between the 6th and 9th centuries.
3. Glendalough Monastic Site and Lakes
One of the most popularized monastic sites of Ireland is this Glendalough Monastic Site and Lakes. It is included in the list of the significant sites of early Christians in Ireland. It is a great place to contemplate and meditate amidst its calm, serene, and majestic views of its lakes and woodlands. Though driving through the Glendalough Monastic Site and Lakes is a bit complicated, but the scenic views is way more enticing and the difficulty in driving won’t outweigh the pleasure and satisfaction you can get out of it. . If you wish to go, you may reach it at a remote valley in the Wicklow Mountains, Southern part of Dublin, Ireland.
Ireland’s Top 5 Finest Beaches
Since 1997, Bundoran beach was recognized to be one of the locations where high profile tournaments of surfing take place. It was during that year that the world championships of surfing began to happen there. Surfing enthusiasts come for “The Peak”, one of Europe’s best waves. Though loved by surfers, Bundoran beach is not just for them, it also suits for those who just love fine and scenic beaches.
Rossnowlagh Beach is also known as “The Heavenly Cove” and it is also famous among surfers. Popular activities include kite surfing, wind surfing, and swimming. Driving is not prohibited as long as you drive at 15 km/hr on the sand. Sandhouse hotel also has a bar, and the beach is served with surf club and a lifeguard station. It’s a great place to be especially when it is summer. Spend your time with family and loved ones at Rossnowlagh Beach.
The beautiful Murvagh Beach nestled at the northwest part of Ireland. It is a great place for swimming for all ages especially for your kids. During summer months, the water is usually warm. Upon going there, you may pass through some of the lovely woodlands.
Blue Flags are everywhere when you go through the way towards the unpleasant steep hill to the enticing Fintragh Beach. Though the way going there is a little bit horrible, you can’t compare the unpleasant road to the pleasing view of this Fintragh beach. You can notice a lot of little bunnies hopping beside the grassy part of the beach.
THE SILVER STRAND
It’s one of the finest beaches of Ireland which does not have the Blue Flag status. The beach is a little bit hidden because it nestled in the eroded cliffs and caves and appears to be horseshoe-shaped strand.