I have often had requests for suggestions of places to see while visiting Ireland. The island includes the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland which is part of the UK. On a map, Ireland may look small, it is about the size of the State of Indiana.
A couple of years ago I covered all thirty two counties under the heading of A tour of Ireland.
Episode 31 ~ Epilogue has links to each episode, naming the area it covers. It might be a good place for you to start. Just click on the link.
You need to relax and soak up the scenery, the people, and the atmosphere. Yes. That includes the rain, but without it Ireland would not have those wonderful 40 Shades of Green! Away from the hub-bub of the cities you will find the speech sl..o…w….s down and people move at a more relaxed pace.
So what do you need? Stout walking shoes to begin, and dress like an onion! Plenty of layers to peel on and off as needed. We are known for having all four seasons in one half hour, but not for wearing green – only American Tourists do that! 😉 A waterproof layer is essential, but on occasion I have been proved wrong. Better to have it and not need it than to be continually soaked.
NB: I suggest all guys stitch up the back pockets of their jeans before travelling. A bulging wallet protruding from a back pocket is an invitation for nimble fingered thieves. You have been warned!