Dun Laoghaire and Killarney – Super Travel Destinations In Ireland

Dun Laoghaire and Killarney – Super Travel Destinations In Ireland

Scenic and peaceful – these are just two of the many ways that you can describe Ireland. Being the twentieth largest island in the world and the third largest in Europe, Ireland has much to offer you especially when it comes to indulging the senses. When your primary objective is to either visit the isle for pleasure or business or a mixture of both, the best thing for you to do is to plan your visit. Many have said that Ireland is never easily forgotten and once you go there you surely will want to return as soon as you possibly can.

The isle has a lot to offer, as many know, and if you are one who is into the beach fronts, then Dun Laoghaire is for you. Taking its name from King Laoire, who built a stone fort in the center of the town around 480 A.D, Dun Laoghaire, is a town with a past that centered on caring for others. The stone fort, which later became a harbour to cater to the ships who sought refuge from the ferocious Irish Sea, is the center of the town’s happenings and activities. With the Harbor, various water sports and events are sure to come your way. The town does not just offers water sports, but also offers other recreational activities such as dances, strolling through the hills, camping, fishing, horse back riding, biking, or just plainly relaxing. Chances are you will need to come back soon so that you can experience all the activities available.

If you get off a plane in Dublin, which is around 16 miles from Dun Laoghaire, you can use a bus, or a coach, to the town. Another way is by boat. In this, there are two choices: Stena Line or by Irish ferries. If you go by train, get on the Dart, which runs every 5 or 20 minutes, from Dublin. Buses and private vehicles are other alternatives. Just use the N11 road since it is the closest National road from Dublin to the town. When you get to the town that is when the fun and adventure begins.

When you are done with the sights and sounds of the town, you can head southwest to Kerry County where you will find the picturesque town of Killarney. To get there, you can take a plane from Waterford, get off at Kerry Airport and within 15 minutes be in Killarney by road. Sea ferries and railways are other available transportation to the town.

Killarney gets its name from the Gaelic ‘Cill Aime’ which means ‘Church of the Sloes”. There is plenty to do in the town and this range from music and art festivals to cycling, sightseeing and spa treatments. You can find great accommodations here and they also have equally great dining and shopping facilities. There is always something for everyone. Killarney is another one of those Irish towns you will surely want to visit over and over again for its hospitality and sites.