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With international travel off the cards for the foreseeable future, there has never been a better time to explore our beautiful island. Why not take the opportunity to treat your family or friends to a trip away to one of the many beautiful sights Ireland has to offer?

For the beach-lover:

If you count yourself as one of the many who like to lie back, bask in the (sort-of) sunshine and enjoy the fresh sea breeze, then you’re in luck. Once voted the second most beautiful beach in the world, Ballymastocker Beach is just 30 mins outside of busy Letterkenny. With lots of options for accommodation, this blue-flag beach is the perfect sea-side getaway.

For the adventure-seeker:

When it comes to adventure, you’ve got no shortage of options in Ireland. By heading out west, you’ll be spoiled for choice for hiking, biking and exploring. Why not get the best of both worlds and take a trip out to the Doolin Cliff Walk where you’ll be treated to beautiful views of the famous Cliffs of Moher alongside some adrenaline spiking trails, right along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. After your hike, you can choose to take some downtime around Doolin town and explore the historic Doonagore Castle, or you can head out to the Doolin Caves, home to the Europe’s largest stalactite.

For the city-tripper:

If a city-break is your idea of fun, look no further than Belfast. Steeped in history, Belfast has a bit of something for everyone. From the Titanic Museum to a Michelin starred restaurant, you’ll never be bored in this beautiful city. If you’re looking for a casual bite, why not check out St. George’s Market where you’ll find an incredible variety of cuisines from Ireland and beyond. Or else, if you’re a bit of a bookworm why not pay CS Lewis Square a visit, or the Bronte homeland?

For the foodie:

The culinary scene in Ireland has been booming in recent years, particularly in Cork. With three Michelin starred restaurants in beautiful West Cork, you’re guaranteed to have the best of grub with the most fantastic views. However, if you’re looking for something a little closer to home, West Cork is home to some of the freshest seafood about. So whether it’s fine-dining or fish n’ chips by the seaside, you’ll be sure to leave with a happy tummy and some beautiful photos.

 

Remember, the Government advice at present is still to stay in Ireland. So why not support your local economy by booking a staycation this summer? You may find yourself wanting to come back again and again!

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Kirsty Byrne Condon

Marketing Executive

Hey there! I am the marketing executive here at 123.ie so that means my job is to bring you blog content for you to read (and hopefully enjoy!).