Ireland - Something for Everyone!

It’s the great challenge for every family, trying to find a holiday that everyone can enjoy equally. Relax, the solution is near at hand. Ireland is not just the world’s friendliest destination (Lonely Planet 2008) but the home of family fun too.

There’s so much for everyone to do and see together, wherever you go on the island. Here are just a few highlights of the Cork and Kerry area -
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The amazing coastline of Cork and Kerry isn’t just famous for its delightful beaches (many of which are of Blue Flag status) but for the many exciting activities they host, including windsurfing, horse riding, sailing and diving.

Try spotting dolphins and seals on boat trips and, whatever your age, the ancient mystery of the Skellig Islands, a World Heritage Site, cannot be missed, whether it’s a sea cruise around the islands, discovering their extraordinary story at the Skellig Experience Centre or visiting Skellig Michael on boat and climbing to the extraordinary monastic settlement.

You can come face to face with sharks and piranhas and discover the amazing fish life of the Atlantic at Dingle Oceanworld or discover the excitement of wild animals and big game at Fota Wildlife Park.

There are many ways to discover Cork’s beautiful harbour, with its islands, coves, beaches and bays. Cork Sea Safari, just a short walk from the city centre, offers fascinating tours of the harbour and if the family fancy meeting friendly dolphins or enjoying a barbecue on the tour, it can be arranged.

Kids and adults will love exploring the mysteries of space in a thrilling new interactive way at the award-winning Cosmos @ the Castle in the 16th century Blackrock Castle Observatory in Cork City. Discover how the universe was created and how life on earth developed at this state-of-the-art interactive exhibition.

Another unmissable attraction for all the family is just a short bus or taxi ride from the city centre. Those who climb to the top of the tower of the world famous 15th century Blarney Castle will be rewarded with the amazing views and, on kissing the Blarney Stone, the gift of eloquence!

Imagine being transported back to the 19th (and early 20th) century, that’s what’s in store when you visit Cork City Gaol, where fascinating exhibitions, sound effects and amazingly lifelike figures recreate life of that time both in and out of the Gaol. While you’re there you can also discover the remarkable story of Irish radio at the Radio Museum Experience in the former Governor’s House.

You can journey even further back, to prehistoric times in fact, at the Dinocafe, Ireland’s only dinosaur exhibition. Based in the picturesque village of Castletownroche, it will bring the kids face-to-face with life-sized predators from the past.

Hone your driving skills at the Kart World Adventure Centre in County Cork, explore the extraordinary subterranean world of Kerry’s Crag Cave, or brave the raging rapids and spectacular flumes at the incredible Aqua Dome in Tralee in County Kerry, which is packed with special features for all the family.

Press Release Courtesy of Tourism Ireland Limited

Photos Credits:
Banana Beach, Kerry, Ireland by Angela Stack
Hyde's Bay, Ross Island, Killarney National Park, Kerry, Ireland by Jim Linwood

1 comment :

  1. One of these days, I'll get to Ireland. One of my friends had the greatest time there with her sister and aunt. Your photos make me want to goooo :).