Exclusive Getaways: Ireland
History Lives On When You Travel to Ireland
Ireland is an island to the north-west of continental Europe. It is the third-largest island in Europe and the twentieth-largest island on Earth. To its east is the larger island of Great Britain, from which it is separated by the Irish Sea. It encompasses thousands of exclusive stories and many hidden treasures which sets it apart from so many other luxury travel destinations. The history and stories that have been told for centuries, and they still live on today.
Covered in ice 9000 years ago Ireland now flourishes in lush greenery, The War Memorial Gardens is a perfect example of that. Located adjacent to Phoenix Park in Dublin Ireland, the War Memorial Gardens pay homage to the 49,400 Irish soldiers who gave their lives for their beloved home in the war of 1914-1918. In addition to being a place of remembrance, the gardens are of great architectural interest and beauty.
The War Memorial Gardens in Dublin Ireland are one of the most renowned commemorative gardens in all of Europe. The names of all the soldiers are contained in the beautifully illustrated Harry Clarke manuscripts in the granite book rooms in the gardens. They are one of four gardens in this country designed by the famous architect Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944). Sunken rose gardens, herbaceous borders and extensive tree planting make for an enjoyable visit in any season. Admission is free.
Another exclusive luxury travel to Ireland must see is the St. George’s Market the Friday Variety Market is every market lovers’ dream with 260 stalls selling so many different amazing products. Opens at the crack of dawn every week with out fail and runs until 2pm. Because of the variety of products a St. George is proud to host and cater to a variety of different people. Interesting to know is that it holds an exclusive record of being the leading retail fish market on the island of Ireland. The fish section alone contains 23 fish stalls alone.
The Saturday Market has a fusion of tempting specialty foods from around the world as well as handmade crafts, flowers, plants and local artwork. The Sunday Market has a special emphasis on local arts and crafts, offering local craftspeople the opportunity to show off their talents. Live music from local bands and solo artists also ensures that visitors are kept entertained. A free market bus runs every 20 minutes between the City Centre and the market, operating every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
These are only a few of the amazing places to visit when you travel to Ireland. You’ll experience and feel the culture, love, and history all strewn about the land. There are three World Heritage Sites on the island: the Giant’s, Skellig Michael and the Brú na Boinne. Other popular stopover sites in Ireland include Bunratty Castle, Cliffs of Moher, the Rock of Cashel, the, Holy Cross Abbey. One historically important monastic site is a national monument in the Republic of Ireland called Clonmacnoise, which is just breathtaking in all its natural glory. Travel to Ireland and have an exclusive one of a kind holiday that you will never forget.