The "Ireland Adventures" Blog
Claire, Manchester, GB:
Hi everybody, I went on the Skellig Islands Boat Tour yesterday. We sailed round these two pyramid rocks in the Atlantic Ocean, a small one and a big one, and I got a close look at them. But unfortunately we didn't have the chance to get off the boat to climb on the islands. So I was a little disappointed. For most tourists this boat tour is very popular, so it is advisable to book well in advance! If you are looking for a challenge I think you should sign up for the Killarney National Park trip! It is an extremely ambitious cycling and hiking tour. If you need a rest, stop off in Killarney, the shops and cafés are fantastic!
Tom, Perth, Australia:
Hey Ireland fans, the Towers of Moher aren't worth it! One tower is a large pointed rock in the ocean near the coast, the other is just a ruin, but they didn't impress me much. What was more interesting to me was the large variety of animals living there along the steep cliffs, most of them birds: Imagine - 30.000 birds of 29 different species! I'm not really into history but, while on the Skelligs boat tour, I found out that the islands were dedicated to St. Michael in 1044 and they became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. ISn't that amazing?
David, Chicago, USA
For those who have an appetite for history, I'd suggest the Cliffs of Moher. There's a square stone ruin which they say is the remains of a watchtower built during Napoleon's reign in Europe. Unfortunately, this bus tour is on Mondays and Fridays only. Ireland's first national park "Killarney NP" was a great experience for me. The clear water of its lakes, the mixed woodlands and numerous mountain peaks were my personal highlights of this tour. Really beautiful! And in this park I caught a sight of the only native herd of red deer, which thrilled me even more.
Ela, Mumbai, India:
Hi explorers, the tour to Killarney takes you to a mansion with 65 rooms which was designed and built in 1843. The original owner later solt it to a wealthy Californian whose family gave it to the Irish nation in 1932. How cool! A fantastic sight in the Atlantic Ocean are the 120-meter-high Cliffs of Moher.From the top of the cliffs you can see the surfers below playing in the big waves along this fabulous coastline and, if you are brave enough, you can try it for yourself at Lahinch Surf School. If you are interested in large populations of breeding sea birgs, the Skelligs Boat Tour is a must!