Why travel to Ireland at the end of the summer

Why travel to Ireland at the end of the summer

Why travel to Ireland at the end of  summer?

Known all round the world as the Emerald Isle, Ireland attracts more than 250K visitors every year. The most busy moments are during the peak season which occurs from July to August.

At this season though, the main tourist spots such as The Giant Causeway, the Cliffs of Moher or even the Dingle peninsula are crowded thus one may struggle to take pictures of the dramatic scenery that Ireland offers. No vacancies at the hotels and B&B, tickets overbooked for cultural or adventure activities, lack of privacy, e.g : a lot of problems that any tourist has to face while traveling during the high season in Ireland. 

But how can you prevent this situation and enjoy your holiday on this marvellous Island?

August and September: Quiet and full of festivals

As the amount of tourists  considerably drops out mid-August, it is the best moment to come over and enjoy the peace of  nature while hiking in Connemara or the spectacular Croagh Patrick. 

From the 14th to the 22nd of August: Go to the Fleadh Cheoil at Ennis, Co. Clare and enjoy some traditional Irish music alone or with your friends! You will dive into a friendly atmosphere during an event full or concerts, exhibitions, lectures and street performances. Do not miss the opportunity to visit the other famous attractions of Clare such as the Cliffs of Moher, the beautiful Burren and Burattly Castle once the crowd goes home. As a culinary souvenir, you can take away the delicious home-made chocolates at the Hazel Mountain Chocolate.



Another one to experience is the Terryglass Arts Festival in Tipperary. 

Based in the picturesque village of the same name, you will discover a village carnival, a visual arts exhibition, local food market, music and street entertainment suitable for all ages and all free.


If you want to have some fun and feel the wind of the sea in your air, run up to the beaches of Sligo ang get some surfing lessons with the cheerful teachers at Lahinch Surfing School, Lahinch. This town is by far one of the best places to ride the big waves and is home to a number of international contests every year.

What about immersing yourself in the charming old Ireland for an afternoon? If so, head to Muckross House, Killarney, County Kerry. Take the time to visit this lovely house and learn about its past, history and impact on the city through the centuries. At the end of the visit, you get the opportunity to visit its farm with your kids or its garden. At the end of your trip to Killarney, do not miss the chance to test your skills in kayaking on the Lakes of Killarney passing Inisfallen Island.


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