Is Ireland Worth Visiting?

Situated off the northwestern coast of Europe, Ireland, often referred to as the emerald isle due to its lush green landscapes, is an enigmatic blend of captivating history, vibrant culture, and stunning natural beauty. Known for its iconic landmarks including the ancient Newgrange tomb, the towering Cliffs of Moher, the stony Burren landscapes, and the iconic castles dotting its countryside, Ireland is also a haven for music and literature lovers, being the homeland of globally-renowned writers and bands. The vibrant city of Dublin, home to the famous Guinness Storehouse and Jameson Distillery, offers a mix of historical and modern attractions while the charming rural regions encapsulate the true Irish spirit. With its heartwarming hospitality, Ireland promises an unforgettable travel experience, wrapped in folklore, tradition and stunning scenery.

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Travel experiences

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 25 experiences

Rating summary

Things to do

4.8/5

Safety

4.8/5

Food

4.4/5

Budget-friendly

3.6/5

Solo travel experience

Travelled Solo in Ireland for 6 month and stayed at Several farms and worked in a hostel. I travelled with low budget and only met nice people and made new Friends. It was totally worth it and a lifetime experience.

Posted: February 18, 2024Experienced: January, 2020
Things to do: 5/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I undertook a journey through Ireland alone. Starting with 4 days in Dublin. One of these days was a bus tour to Northern Ireland/Belfast. Then I went to Cork and Killarney. I stayed there for 3 days. I travelled to Dingle, and then to Galway. I stayed there for one day. The last stop was Ashford Castle in Mayo for one day (expensive, but totally worth it). I returned to Dublin to leave from there. It was amazing, I felt safe, public transportation is great and I highly recommend it.

Posted: December 29, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I was traveling alone in Ireland. It's very easy to get around, I felt as safe there as at home, and all the inhabitants were kind and helpful. I don't often use public transportation, but the trains were fantastic and easy to understand.

Posted: December 25, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Felt safe through and through ..transportation was reliable and cheap. Food was fair. Accommodation varies from place to place depending where you wanna stay . Found some cheap accommodation but generally it’s expensive.

Posted: December 18, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

In June and July 2023 I travelled through Ireland as my first workaway experience. I stayed in Co. Galway for a week, but had to change hosts, so I went to a family who lived near Bantry. Towards the end of my trip I also visited Cork City and Dublin. Overall I felt mostly safe everywhere I went and met nice people. Galway is beautiful, but so is Co. Cork and Bantry Bay. Travelling solo brings it's ups and downs, but I loved my trip and took a lot from it. Ireland is a beautiful country and very suitable for solo travellers. However, if you don't have your own car, it can be a bit tricky to get to certain places sometimes, as public transport isn't the best. But it always worked out for me, so in the end it's just all about the adventure :)

Posted: December 10, 2023Experienced: May, 2023
Things to do: 4/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 4/5
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Solo travel experience

I went to Ireland for my first solo trip. I spent a few days in Dublin, but I really enjoyed the organized tour of the western coast. I felt super safe and it was amazing.

Posted: November 6, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I went to Ireland by myself and felt completely safe. Getting around was easy and I had a great time. I rented a car and traveled across the entire country. The Giant's Causeway, Aran Islands, Cliffs of Moher and Dromoland Castle were some of my favorite places.

Posted: July 31, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Ireland is the most beautiful, most incredible place I've ever been to, I spent a month there alone. It's the first place where I spent so much time alone and it moved and captured my heart like no other place. I'm pretty sure that nothing in the world will ever top Ireland for me. Gorgeous landscapes with such warm and hospitable people, as well as a beautiful, rich history and legends.

Posted: July 8, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 2/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I loved Ireland. I traveled all the way from Dublin to the Ring of Kerry, to Galway and the Cliffs of Moher, and then on to Belfast and the Giant's Causeway. It was an incredible trip and very easy. I would like to do it again.

Posted: May 31, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Ireland has the friendliest residents I've encountered in my travels, and I have visited nearly 40 countries. I took a car trip from Dublin to Galway. Beautiful countryside, coast, castle ruins, Cliffs of Moher.

Posted: May 23, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Meet locals in Ireland

Joy

Joy

About Me

Living in Limerick and new to solo travelling. I love animals, good food and wine, art museums and 80s music. Looking forward to meeting new friends on my own travels, and also welcoming new friends to my hometown of Limerick. I love languages, if you want someone to practice your English with I'll be more than happy to help! :)

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Gavrilovici

Gavrilovici

About Me

I am a student who loves travel and new experiences. I’m open to new acquaintances and friends. I like to get to know other people's cultures and of course tell them about my country. I am ambitious and very energetic.

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Stay with locals in Ireland

Hamdalat

Hamdalat

Dublin

Can host for:

2 days

About me

Hi. I'm Hamdalat. I'm planning to explore Ireland in the next couple of months and I'm looking for someone to travel with. I'm quiet and reserved.

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Neeku

Neeku

Dublin

Can host for:

3 days

About me

Hi, I'm Neeku and I'm interested in camping, caving, culture, cycling, digital nomad, hiking, languages, nature, photography, shoestring, solo travel, van life, technology and skiing

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Upcoming visitors to Ireland

Zoe

Zoe

About Me

Hello! My name is Zoe and I’m an American from the East Coast of the US. I currently work as a farmer on a vegetable, grain, and flower farm for majority of the year and on a diversified livestock farm in the winter. I’m also a fiber artist and love textiles. These interests really guide my travels and I love doing art workshops in different places. As an artist, I enjoy weaving, natural dyeing, and mending.

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Anna

Anna

About Me

Art lover in all its shape Actress Show Sciences student Event manager Makeup and karaoke lover Screenwriting Short movie maker

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