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Kilkenny Castle - Ireland's Greatest Castle

Kilkenny Castle - Ireland's Greatest Castle

Published : 20.05.2020

In order to plunge into the medieval atmosphere, it is not necessary to invent a time machine (although this would not be amiss): just visit Ireland with its castles, cathedrals, abbeys and monasteries. Probably no country in the world can boast the same number of buildings of the eleventh to 15th centuries that have survived to this day.

One of these architectural monuments is Kilkenny Castle, which is located on the picturesque bank of the Nor River near the town of the same name Kilkenny. Arouse genuine interest, arouse historical curiosity, think about how it was then, delight with its size and style - all of this can Kilkenny Castle.

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The Abbey of Kells - an ancient monastery on the banks of the river

The Abbey of Kells - an ancient monastery on the banks of the river

Published : 20.05.2020

В часе езды от Дублина находится старое аббатство, название которого знакомо многим только в Ирландии, но и далеко за ее пределами. Точные координаты города Келлс, графство Мит. Со временем жители монастыря сменяли друг друга: могли ли они предположить, что аббатство привлечет людей через полторы тысячи лет после основания? В этом живописном месте на берегу реки вы отдыхаете душой, и, вспоминая ее богатую историю, вы прикасаетесь к духу времени. Если вы отправляетесь в Ирландию, вы решаете посетить это место, обязательно потратьте как можно больше времени: здесь обычно не многолюдно и прохладно, птицы поют, шумит ветер ... Короче, что вам нужно после шумных городских набегов на аттракционах.

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The Rock of Cashel - ruins of an ancient Celtic settlement

The Rock of Cashel - ruins of an ancient Celtic settlement

Published : 20.05.2020

Irish land is rich in attractions, famous people, picturesque places. When all these 3 points merge together, you get a place that will definitely become a point of confluence of endless tourist flows.

The Rock of Cashel is a place with a complicated history. According to legend, one of the most revered Irish saints, St. Patrick, lived and was baptized here. This castle was destroyed and rebuilt, it was feared and avoided, it was considered a religious and cultural value. If you are interested in how all these opposing concepts came together, it’s worth visiting Cough, and then everything will fall into place.

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Cahir Castle - the epitome of Irish history

Cahir Castle - the epitome of Irish history

Published : 20.05.2020

Ireland is rich in extant medieval buildings. Cahir Castle stands out from this series: never in the entire history of its existence has it been destroyed or substantially damaged. This was facilitated by the policy of the authorities "Always give up without a fight". Cair can be visited throughout the year - and this is wonderful, because tourists always have the opportunity to visit the citadel, which remembers many - both calm and difficult periods in the history of Ireland. Birds will tell you about this, many of which live near the castle walls, and the walls themselves have something to share... One has only to listen to them.

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University of Dublin and Trinity College: what is the difference?

University of Dublin and Trinity College: what is the difference?

Published : 20.05.2020

The University of Dublin was founded by Queen Elizabeth I of England in 1592 at the request of the Irish educated elite. The structure of English universities - Oxford and Cambridge, consisting of several colleges, was taken as a sample. Elizabeth I made a quick decision, but it was decided to open a college alone. So there was the Holy Trinity College - the famous Trinity College (Trinity College). Dublin University and Trinity College are one and the same university, the first in Ireland by age and importance.

Over the history of the university, the question of opening other colleges at the university was raised 2 times, but the decision was never made.

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Blarney Castle will teach you to charm with a word

Blarney Castle will teach you to charm with a word

Published : 20.05.2020

Ireland is rich in castles. So rich that the castle of the 15th century, which was kept by influential nobles of Ireland, surrounded by artfully created gardens, is not always able to stand out from dozens of others. Blarney Castle is believed to be incredibly lucky; it has a Stone: a magical, legendary stone of eloquence, to which there is a line of tourists.

Blarney is also known for bearing not the generic name of the owners or locality, but a pseudonym, a nickname. The English word “blarney” is translated as “flattery”, but there is also a verb that means “influence or convince with the help of charm and pleasant flattery”.

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Grafton Street - a busy city artery

Grafton Street - a busy city artery

Published : 20.05.2020

Narrow European streets always attract tourists, even if there are no famous sights on them: their special spirit is attractive, the atmosphere that always reigns when walking along the paved paths. Grafton Street is one of the most expensive shopping streets in the world. In addition to shops, tourists are greeted by famous sights, live sculptures, street musicians, cozy cafes. Grafton Street is very popular among couples dating here and local youth, so if you want to plunge into the reckless atmosphere and see Ireland from the other side - you are here!

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Ring of Kerry: all the landscape and historical treasures of the Iberian Peninsula

Ring of Kerry: all the landscape and historical treasures of the Iberian Peninsula

Published : 20.05.2020

Southwest Ireland invites travelers to enjoy nature and dive deep into the history of the island. In the county of Kerry, located on the Iveragh Peninsula, they created an automobile tourist route, combining parts of popular routes - it was called the Ring of Kerry. Having passed along this route, tourists will visit the main historical sites of the county and enjoy all the best views. Tourists ironically call the Kerry Ring "40 shades of green".

The route starts at Killarney. From here in the morning 2 flows of tourists leave: counterclockwise - on tourist buses, clockwise - on cars, so as not to interfere with each other. The length of the route is 179 km: without stops, the trip will take 3.5 hours, with sightseeing - 7-8 hours.

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The Botanical Garden in Dublin

The Botanical Garden in Dublin

Published : 20.05.2020

Locals call the Botanical Garden "The green heart of Dublin" - and this is true, because so many plants as here are unlikely to be found elsewhere. Tourists from all over the world and local residents are attracted by rare botanical views, shady paths, an incredible number of flowering and fragrant flowerbeds, luxurious greenhouses... From the contemplation of this beauty, the mood rises, the person feels better, inspiration appears - and this is a proven fact: many Irish painters prefer that it The Botanical Garden has become the birthplace of their works.

Do you want to understand how this garden is different from hundreds of others around the world? Then you should definitely visit it!

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Skellig Michael - Luke Skywalker's Shelter

Skellig Michael - Luke Skywalker's Shelter

Published : 20.05.2020

Ireland is popular among travelers who crave not lazy rest on warm sand, but impressions of unforgettable landscapes, from meeting with traces of hoary antiquity, with places that are mentioned in legends. High waves of the Atlantic Ocean, impregnable cliffs, rounded dwellings made of whole stone - such is Skellig Michael, an island from Irish legends.

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