I had a really nice host family and I really enjoyed my stay in their house. It’s where you learn things about the real Irish life
Explore Ireland while studying at ISI
August 29, 2017
If you are a student of ours or planning to join ISI Dublin soon and want to experience the real Irish countryside, you owe yourself a trip to at least one of the amazing locations outside Dublin city – be it West, North or South!
We have made this a much easier task for you as we are teaming up with Ireland’s leading tour company Paddywagon to offer you Saturday day trips to Ireland most beautiful destinations. And while you might not be able to visit all of them, we have picked the top 5 that we think should be on everyone’s list.
Cliffs of Moher
One of Ireland’s most popular tourist attractions. Standing 214m (702 feet) at their highest point they stretch for 8 kilometres (5 miles) along the Atlantic coast of County Clare in the west of Ireland. The tour gives you a great balance of the majestic 700ft Cliffs and the wild limestone Burren National Park on Galway Bay.
You cannot come to Ireland without visiting to the legendary Giant's Causeway! Legend has it that giant Finn McCool forged this wonder of the world some 60 million years ago. There’s also a more scientifical explanation to it – volcanic activity. Regardless of which one you choose to believe, the 6km of sheer cliffs rising to over 90m and forming a series of bays are spectacular. Visitor centre experience is included!
Kilkenny and Glendalough
Ireland's medieval capital – Kilkenny is renowned for its magnificent Norman Castle dating back to 12th century. In addition to that you will also be strolling through Glendalough, known as the valley of 2 Lakes and surrounded by dense forests and romantic babbling brooks - a picture-postcard vision of Ireland you have come to enjoy and explore. And for all movie fans out there - Braveheart and P.S. I Love You was filmed in those amazing surroundings!
Connemara and Galway
Connemara is a district in western Ireland, facing the Atlantic. Its coastline has tiny coves, bays and fishing villages like Roundstone. Connemara National Park is a vast expanse of mountains, bogs, heathland and lakes. Tour includes a free walking tour of Galway city, highlighting the tradition, colours and beauty of this tribal city.
Belfast is Northern Ireland’s capital city with a It was the birthplace of the RMS Titanic, which famously struck an iceberg and sunk in 1912. A visit to the titanic Museum is included on the tour, giving you experience a piece of history, as well as visits the Celtic crosses at the 6th century monastic site of Monasterboice, set in picturesque countryside.
For more information on tours, prices and pick up times contact Reception or visit Paddywagon website.