IRELAND – FRIENDLY NOTES
Ireland, a small green island packed with hidden gems, blessed with breath-taking landscapes and full of friendly and fascinating people.
Home to the longest and wildest touring coastal route in the world, the Wild Atlantic Way stretches for 2500 km (1500 miles) along Ireland’s western seabord; dotted along it are quaint fishing villages, spectacular cliff top walks, deserted beaches, surfing friendly strands and cosy pubs with turf fires, seafood and live music.
Travel this route and…Enjoy your stay!
Official website – Wild Atlantic Way http://www.wildatlanticway.com/home
ENJOY A REAL IRISH PUB
When in the Wild Atlantic Way, please dont forget to stop in a real irish pub, where you can find always good live music, a good pint of stout or local beer and lovely food!
Personally we highly recommended to stop in the Roadside Tavern, in Lisdoonvarna, close to the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren, the Aran Islands, Doolin, Ballyvaughan, Lahinch.
It has become the central meeting place for many people…the friendly atmosphere, live music and great food combine to make a great drinking and dining experience.
The Roadside Tavern, in Lisdoonvarna http://www.roadsidetavern.ie/roadside/
Tasting Along the Wild Atlantic Way
The Roadside Tavern serves the finest of Stouts, Ales and Lagers (three of which are being brewed in the Burren Brewery under the same roof), Wines and Whiskeys.
The award-winning food menu of Kieran’s Kitchen is filled with delicious dishes with a modern twist as well as innovative feasts. Pride of place is given to several dishes featuring Smoked Salmon from the family’s award-winning Burren Smokehouse. Try the Burren smoked fish platter which is served with organic leaves from nearby New Quay.
Call into the Burren Smokehouse Visitor Centre and get a tasting of our Burren smoked salmon. You can discover mosaics inside and outside our shop, and look at the first kiln we used when we first set up the Burren Smokehouse.
Free parking available, as well as access and facilities for the disabled.
We are passionate about our gourmet and organic foods: from the Burren, along the Wild Atlantic Way and nationwide, which you can buy in our gourmet shop.
Official website – The Burren Smokehouse https://www.burrensmokehouse.com/blog/visitors-centre
LAHINCH GOLF CLUB – http://www.lahinchgolf.com
If you’re searching for a golf court in Ireland along the Wild Atlantic Way we highly recommand The Lahinch golf Club.
The challenges presented by the course depend on the diverse weather conditions of the Atlantic Ocean, the view of the Ocean on the court is amazing.
Many of the world’s greatest golfers visit Lahinch in preparation for The Open Championship. Enjoy the challenge!
SURF EXPERIENCE IN LAHINCH – http://www.lahinchsurfexperience.com
If you want to have a nice experience with the Ocean in Ireland you must try a Surf Experience in Lahinch…amazing place! They offer the highest quality surf lessons in Ireland and at great value. They have a range of surf packages to suit any budget or skill level…Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced Surf lesson, Summer Surf Camp for Kids and Teens, Individual 1 to 1 Surf Lesson. Enjoy!
Kenny’s Lahinch Art Gallery – http://www.lahinchartgallery.com
The Lahinch Art Gallery is the fulfillment of the desire to provide an outlet for aspiring Irish artists. They have fostered their careers by giving them the first professional exhibition space and seen them prosper and grow. The personal art collection contains many of their early paintings…lovely place!
Dublin has been in the news since a long time…for example you can find the traces of its Viking past, the city is a living museum for art & literature…its history with medieval castles and cathedrals on display alongside the architectural splendours of its 18th-century heyday, lovely parks like St. Stephen’s Green Park (Victorian public park in the city centre with tree lined walks, shrubberies, colourful flowerbeds, herbaceous borders, rockeries, and ornamental lake and a garden for the visually impaired), Phoenix Park (the largest enclosed city park in Europe, consisting of 1,752 acres. It is home to Áras an Uachtaráin, the official residence of the President of Ireland, and Dublin Zoo).
Dublinia – Meet the Vikings face to face! Learn about life during the Medieval period in Dublin, explore the world of a History Hunter and see a Medieval view of a modern city from our Medieval tower. At Dublinia you will see Dublin from a new perspective and come away knowing more about its citizens throughout the ages! Official Website http://www.dublinia.ie
St. Stephen’s Green Park – Plan a Visit http://ststephensgreenpark.ie
Phoenix Park & Dulin Zoo – Lovely day with your family! http://www.dublinzoo.ie
More than anything I love Dublin’s intimacy. It’s really just a big village, where going for a good walk….please don’t forget your camera…the lights, the people, the scenes of normal life you will find in this city are unique and pictoresque, perfect for a session of street photography and portrait.
To experience Dublin at the best comfortable and convivial way, you’ll have to spend some time and socialize in one of the hundred irish pubs of the city with a good pint of stout and a classic irish stew, listen good music, meet someone for a fish & chips, enjoy a gaelic football game or a classic rugby match!
International Bar – Dublin “the international pub justifiably lays claim to being a true Dublin Joycean pub. The greatest writer has mentioned the pub of Wicklow street in his seminal work on Dublin, Ulysses” http://www.international-bar.com/history/
Mulligans Pub “the home of the pint” – Grand Old Pub of Poolbeg Street http://www.mulligans.ie