In the British Isles, Ireland is one of the most distinct tourist destinations one can find. The Emerald Isle is home to old castles, rolling green hills and two capital cities – Dublin and Belfast. As a long-standing home of the Celts, its culture is different from England and its folklore has spread far and wide. If you’re planning a journey to the land of luck, here are some of the things you can do while visiting.
Ireland’s iGaming Industry
First, we have something that visitors can do anywhere. Whether it’s from a hotel room or a public café, tourists can enjoy many forms of online entertainment in Ireland. That goes for most places, though Ireland in particular is where many iGaming companies got their start. iGaming is home to online casinos where slots and bingo games are held, and they can be enjoyed wherever you roam in the Emerald Isle. Tourists can try their hand at winning bingo jackpots, often by taking advantage of offers that let newcomers play a few games for free.
Bingo has a rich history in Ireland, partly due to the Catholic Church’s acceptance of it in the past. It has been a cultural institution since the ‘60s, so it makes sense that this old pastime made its way online in the 21st Century.
Visit Giant’s Causeway
One of Ireland’s most unique and iconic landmarks is the Giant’s Causeway, located along the northernmost coast of Northern Ireland. There, 40,000 columns made from basalt rock have been marked as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to their natural beauty. The rocks were formed millions of years ago through volcanic activity. If you didn’t know any better, you’d think these hexagonal rocks had been chiselled by people.
For those who prefer nature, the Causeway is Northern Ireland’s most popular tourist attraction, attracting almost a million visitors every year. Seeing the unique stones is free, though the nearby visitor centre charges for a guided tour with more information about the rocks and how they came to be.
Other natural vistas in Ireland include the Cliffs of Moher, the Cathedral Rocks and the Dun Bristé, all famous for their unique rock formations along beautiful coastlines. Further inland, the Powerscourt and Torc waterfalls are also known to be natural sights that delight tourists.
Shop at Grafton Street
Grafton Street (or Sráid Grafton) is the most famous high street in Dublin, so it’s a natural haunt for tourists visiting the Emerald Isle. If you’d prefer a livelier experience to the Giant’s Causeway, Grafton Street is famous for its buskers and shopping centres that you don’t find elsewhere on the island. As Ireland’s main high street, it has a long and colourful history.
Within Grafton Street, you have a variety of options. Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre is a must, and then there are old sites like the Trinity College or famous pubs like the Temple Bar, home to Dublin’s nightlife. The entire street runs alongside the River Liffey, with old architecture that you don’t find in modern high streets.
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