Ireland: Small But Wondrous
For a country that isn’t as big as its neighbours, Ireland is quite big with natural landscapes and very friendly locals ready to share with you their culture and lifestyle wherever you go. The first thing you would definitely notice when you step foot in the country is how friendly and accommodating the Irish can be. All this kindness and altruism is all thanks to their inherently hospitable culture, being a people who cannot settle when there are others who are feeling misplaced or uncomfortable.
Those looking for a nature adventure will want to visit the Aran Islands in Galway Bay. If you want to go further, you can hit the beaches, coves, mountains, and islands in West Cork, found at the very tip of the country.
If the goal of your trip is history, you would have already surrounded yourself with it as you enter Ireland. The country’s history of all time periods is everywhere. There are astounding monuments of the old Ireland in Bru Na Boinne, whereas Glenalough and Clonmacnoise are home to many of Ireland’s most famous ruins. Move forward in history by visiting the Titanic museum in Cobh as well as Dublin’s Kilmanhaim Gaol. You can also tour West Belfast to get a good look at one of the country’s most famous political works of art – Derry’s political murals.
[quote_colored name=”” icon_quote=”no”]Speaking of art, Ireland is well known for its modernism and abstract expressionism art, many of which played important roles in politics and the public life in general. [/quote_colored]Perhaps one of the most intriguing things that ever happened in the art scene of the country were the works of Patrick Ireland, which is actually the pseudonym of O’Doherty who, after the protests against the Bloody Sunday Killings in Derry, had to change his name for safety purposes. You’ll be able to find bits of this and more at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, located in Dublin.
For a good exposure to Celtic history and Irish art, Ireland is definitely a good place to visit in the future.