It’s incredibly easy to think of Ireland as a place for “seasoned” tourists to take bus tours or for young singles on self-directed “pub tours”. But it’s time we change this perception, because Ireland has so much to offer.
If you’re planning on taking a trip to the Emerald Isle full of folk tales, gorgeous nature and mystery, then you’ll want to add these family-friendly destinations in Ireland to your Ireland itinerary.
Killarney is a terrific base for day trips through the Gap of Dunloe and the Beara Peninsula. Add in shopping, dining and lively pubs and it’s very easy to spend your entire Irish vacation in this single area.
Lough Gur lies just south of Limerick City in Limerick County. In this small area you’ll find Ireland’s largest stone circle, the entrance to faerie land, castle ruins, and incredible archaeological sites.
Often overlooked in its neighbor’s (the Ring of Kerry) popularity, the Dingle Peninsula offers quite a lot for families. One of the largest draws is the town of Dingle’s resident dolphin, Fungi. A terrific Oceanic Aquarium lies just by Dingle Bay.