25 tips when traveling in Ireland.
Tip # 1
Always have an umbrella when traveling around Ireland you never when it’s going to rain.
Tip # 2
Learn how to pronounce the word “leprechaun” lep-ree-caw-n
Tip # 3
People from Ireland speak very fast so it’s best to listen to a few Irish documentaries or Brendan Gleeson films before arriving on the emerald isle
Tip # 4
Brush up on some Irish slang, Ireland has a lot of words unique to their island. The words yoke, cat, savage and shift all have very different meanings.
Tip # 5
A pint of Guinness is poured in two parts, don’t take your drink off the bar until it is filled to the top.
Tip # 6
Learn a little about the Irish heritage, especially about British rule.
Tip # 7
Research music events before coming and discover where you can fit an Irish music session into your itinerary.
Tip # 8
The Guinness store house is half a tourist attraction, half a marketing ploy so don’t make it your number one thing to do.
Tip # 9
The Irish have a great sense of humour but its sometimes sarcastic, brush up on our sarcasm.
Tip # 10
Ireland, being an island has some of the best fish cuisine any atlantic coastline has to offer, try some.
Tip # 11
Try pudding at least twice, once for the white and once for the black.
Tip # 12
Try Guinness stew, especially on a cold day.
Tip # 13
Get to the west coast of Ireland – its where the magic is.
Tip # 14
Slainte, pronounced slaw-int-ya means cheers in Irish.
Tip # 15
The Clare coast line is in the top 10 coastlines in Europe.
Tip # 16
Supermac’s (irish fast food chain) is the best cuisine in Ireland according to locals, you should try it after 4 or 5 pints.
Tip # 17
You can see the northern lights in the North of Ireland, they are only here a few days in the year.
Tip # 18
Westport is the tidiest town in Ireland.
Tip # 19
Donegal and Sligo are the best places to surf in Ireland.
Tip # 20
Kilkee, Co Clare is considered to be one of the top dive spots in Europe.
Tip # 21
The Puck Fair in Kerry is 400+ years old, one of the oldest fairs in Ireland. 10th, 11th and 12th of august annually. Get to it if you are here then.
Tip # 22
The Claddagh ring was invented in Co.Galway, probably the place to get one if you are ever going to get one.
Tip # 23
Ireland had a pirate princess named Grainne in Co.Mayo, do a bit of research as many of her castles and stories still exist.
Tip # 24
Ireland has magic roads, where cars can roll up hills.
Tip # 25
Galway is the most arts orientated city in Ireland and probably has the best craic as well.