Time Out: The Emerald Isle for Relaxation and Activity
If you’re looking for a holiday which is steeped in cultural and natural history, Ireland has got to be on your consideration list. Over 11,000 miles away it’s not a short haul break but the rewards are plentiful and if you’re looking for something more exciting than sun, sea and sand, you’re definitely onto a winner. A lush and beauteous country where you can settle into a peaceful retreat, throw yourself into the cultural history or even research your own (because everyone has a bit of Irish in them), spending your special break in the Emerald Isle is definitely something worth thinking about.
Specifics and Essentials
To ensure your trip goes without a hitch you need to make sure you have all the basics covered. After locating your perfect holiday hotspot, be it a traditional self-catering farm cottage in the heart of the country or a city dwellers dream in Dublin or Cork, you’ll need to look more closely at the credentials of your trip. Are you planning to stay locally? If that’s the case then you can avoid the trouble of arranging car hire. However, if you choose a rural location far out from any attractions, you owe it to yourself to consider the car hire Ireland
options on the market. This way, if you do fancy taking in a bit of the culture or visiting the Galway coast, you can do so in a flash. Also taking into account health insurance and other essential matters is worthwhile especially as you are literally thousands of miles from home.
Rich in Cultural History
With its rich cultural history and people drawn by tenuous family ties, finding a likeminded community in Ireland will not be difficult. If you plan for a longer stay, to incorporate a wider experience of the country in your travels there are plenty of online communities exist linking up native Zealanders with their fellows in the Irish countryside or alternatively, you could be looking from a total escape from your old way of life and immerse yourself in the Irish culture, society and the people will be happy to welcome you with open arms.
Ireland has a lot to offer tourists and travellers and with an active and adventurous 50+ community you can surely take in many of the wonderful sites from the beautiful and highly culturally important Glendalough
to the literary haven that is Dublin City. This is just the beginning.
The Great Outdoors
Ireland is renowned for its natural beauty and yes, you’ve just left one of the most beautiful natural atmospheres in New Zealand but the Irish country is completely different and just as picturesque, fantastic for a well-earned break. The natural landscape of Ireland is extremely inspiring and if long walks in the country are a particular plan for your trip, you could not have chosen anywhere better to visit. From the Giant’s Causeway in the North to the Cliffs of Moher in the West, you can truly indulge in your rambling side wherever you choose to set up home.
If you find it difficult to make up your mind about the range of activities to get involved in, you could even enlist the help of one of the many active tourism groups that run throughout the country. Whilst also introducing you to potential new friends for life, these groups are dead set on showing you a different side to Ireland and ensuring you don’t have to miss out on some hidden treasures you may never have known existed.
When considering a long haul holiday it is difficult not to focus on the big names and exotic locations but you could really be missing out by not considering this small yet inspiring Isle. From legendary Connemara
, where you’ll find the grave of Irish poet W.B. Yeats, there is a wealth of culture and nature to be enjoyed. With a little careful planning and the mindset to succeed there is no reason you can’t be sat in a traditional pub with a pint of Guinness within a few short months and your stay will be something you remember for a lifetime. Whether you’re looking for relaxation or adventure, Ireland has got it all.