Ireland is a beautiful country, and full of many adventures just waiting to be had! You won’t need the luck of the Irish to guarantee you have a great time in Ireland, just these tips to help your Euro go further!
When booking your hostel, make sure you look into the location. Many buses and trolleys only go through the main part of the city, so if you are outside that radius, you will need to lace up your walking shoes! We stayed at a nice hostel, but it was about a 20 minute walk from down town, so we got our workout every day!
On the menu while in Ireland, fish and chips, Irish coffee, and of course a Guinness beer. If you go to Dublin, check out the Guinness Storehouse, where you can pour your own perfect pint, or enjoy your pint at the Gravity Bar on the top floor of the factory overlooking a lovely panoramic view of the city! Although tickets are rather pricey since it is a very touristy thing to do, it is still a fun stop for friends! The Jameson Whiskey distillery is also in Dublin, and another fun attraction to get a taste of Irish life. Your student ID will get you a discount at both.
Also in Dublin, a great sight is Trinity College where you can see the beautiful historic buildings and the magnificent library. You can take a guided tour that ends in seeing the Book of Kells, which is housed in the library, at the end. The Book of Kells is a spectacular sight; it is the four Gospels written in Latin and ornately illustrated, dating back to 800 AD.
A great way to see more of the country is to take a bus tour. There are many different routes that go all over Ireland. The one we took went to castles, a Neolithic tomb, a fairy ring, Celtic crosses and the Cliffs of Moher. The Cliffs were one of my favorite sights in Europe; I would definitely recommend seeing them! The tour was a great way to cover a lot of distance in just one day. We traveled with the Galway Tour Company, where you get a student discount.
So grab your camera and make your way to Ireland for an adventure of a lifetime!