Flights from Ireland

Poetically called the 'Émerald Isle' due to its lush green countryside, Ireland is the picture of pastoral surroundings with its rolling hills set against the blue sky. Many poems and works of art have been made to praise the beauty of Ireland. There are also a treasury of literary works with themes about St. Patrick and Catholicism, as around 80% of the Irish is nominally Catholic. Almost every city in Ireland has a church where the majority attend services. This accounts for Ireland's high church attendance rate among other European nations.

Ireland is not completely traditional, though. It boasts one of highest amounts of beer consumption in Europe. The average amount that an Irish can imbibe is 131.1 litres every year, with common favourites such as Guiness and Harp Lager. They also pride themselves with their love of music, especially in the rural areas where there's still céilidhs, which are traditionally social gatherings with Gaelic melodies, dancing, storytelling, and the like.

Where to go

Travellers to Ireland won't miss out on any sights after landing on Dublin International Airport. The capital offers a multitude of attractions for everyone, especially when they're on a budget. This is because tourists can visit various landmarks for free, such as the National Gallery, different sections of the National Museum, Farmleigh House, and Chester Beatty Library.

Once tourists finish exploring these sights, it's time for a trip to the countryside. The green surroundings are truly a sight to behold, especially the Slieve League, a mountain on the Atlantic coast in County Donegal. It has the highest cliffs facing the sea. The panorama facing the sea can be utterly breath-taking, especially for nature lovers.

After a nature appreciation tour, make time to visit at least one or two Irish rural towns. The Ring of Kerry, for instance, has many popular points to visit. The Gap of Dunloe, Bog Village, and Rossbeigh Beach are only some of the sights to visit. Make sure to ask about Druid monuments, as well. These landmarks are particularly important to Irish culture even before the time when the Romans conquered Ireland. The traditional Irish consider these spots sacred.

Short Haul 

For travellers who'd like to go beyond Ireland's borders for their tour, there's Scotland and other parts of United Kingdom to discover. The Highlands are particularly intriguing due to its history, especially before Scotland was annexed by Great Britain. Tourists can take a hike at the Great Trails to see the beauty of Scotland, from the

mountains and forests to lochs and historical sites. After a sojourn to the North, it's time to go down South to London with its veritable paradise of museums, galleries, and other cultural destinations.

Visitors can also hop on a plane to visit France. Paris, always a beautiful sight, will treat travellers to various works of art from the paintings in the Louvre to the grand palace of Versailles. The cuisine is also a major attraction. Restaurants are particularly popular, so it might be better to look for smaller eateries if it's difficult to reserve a table in an elegant location.

Belgium is another must-see place in Europe. It's one of the largest producers of chocolate and is renowned for its pastries, especially waffles. The country is also said to be the birthplace of chips or French fries, which accounts for the prevalence of friteries or chips sellers in almost every town or city.

Long Haul

Those looking to travel on long distances from Ireland have many options to take. There's Asia to explore, particularly those in the Pacific. Thailand, the Land of Smiles, is a welcoming country for foreigners. From Buddhist temples to affordable shopping, fascinating architecture, and beautiful beaches, this Asian country has a lot to offer for the jetsetting traveller.

The Philippines is also another country to visit. Frequently overlooked and underestimated, this country is also a prime spot for beaches due to its long coastlines. There are more attractive spots, especially in the Ilocos Region. Vigan is particularly known for showcasing its Spanish heritage. Go down South to the Bicol region. Mayon Volcano with its perfect cone shape is also a sight to see. From there, travellers can go to Camarines Sur for fun water activities.

From the Philippines, travellers can go to Singapore for more water adventures. There's the River Safari, a river-themed zoo and aquarium. River boat rides make up some of its major attractions. The Underwater World and the Singapore Botanic Gardens are also sights to visit.

How to get out

Travellers leaving Ireland can book flights on Dublin International Airport. It's a hub for many outgoing flights to Europe, Asia, and North America. For those going on European tours, airlines such as Aer Lingus, Air Europa, British Airways, Germanwings, and Iberia Express can be the mode of transport.

Travellers can also board Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and US Airways to visit North America. Asian trips, however, may call for connecting flights depending on the destination.  

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