Destination Spotlight: Ireland

By The Tiny Travelers Team

Ireland is the second largest island in Europe, after Great Britain. Located in the westernmost edge of the continent, Ireland is divided into two parts; The Republic of Ireland, which takes up most of the island, and Northern Ireland, which is part of nearby United Kingdom.

The first people known to have lived in Ireland came around the year 6000 BCE- that’s about 8,000 years ago! Hundreds of years later, a culture known as the Celts migrated to the island, where they lived for 2,000 years. The Celts had a rich tradition of storytelling, which is still a part of Irish culture today, with popular legends like the Children of Lir, Tir Na Nog, and the Seal People.

Ireland’s capital city, Dublin, is a popular traveling destination. Top sights include historic Merrion Square at the city’s heart, the lush plants at Corkagh Park, and the 69 acres that make up the Dublin Zoo! For those venturing outside of the city, head to the coast to see the “Ring of Hook,” the oldest working lighthouse in the world. Or, take a trip west to the iconic Cliffs of Moher!