January 24, 2022


The Trip Encyclopedia

Best Things To Do In Ireland Over The Weekend

Talk of Ireland and what is the first image which pops in your head! Yeah, you have got it right; it is the lush green landscape and lots of beer! The Irish are known to be merry men and some really massive drinkers. The country is spectacular and has so much to explore that even a month’s trip might not be enough for you to thoroughly enjoy this countryside.


The Irish beauty is unmatched in the sense that every place will end up being a new adventure for you. Most of the Irish cities are packed with a long list of attractions which is sure to appeal to you. So, if you are planning a vacation to this part of Europe, we are here with some of the best things which you can indulge in over a weekend, after all, we all like to get wasted over the weekend and what better place than Ireland! So, without loosing our precious time, let’s dive into and explore the best things to do in Ireland over the weekend.


1. Get Wasted

Photo on Foter.com


This had to top the list. Ireland is dotted with endless bars and pubs and is it the weekend or any other time, you will find them filled with too many Irish folks who would gladly share a drink and tell some amazing tales.


So, if chilling out is your way of celebrating, you can make it a point to head to different bars and pubs in Ireland and get wasted. Trust us, you might not recall the specific details of your vacation but it will still top the list of memorable vacations.


2. Cross-Country Trip

Photo by Roadscanners on Foter.com


The weekend is a great time to plan a cross-country trip. You can travel by train or if you are someone who likes to drive and explore the rustic and charming beauty of this nation; you can choose some nearby cities and have the weekend there. This schedule is suitable only for those who either stay in Ireland or have a huge vacation with plenty of time at hand.


Some of the popular road trips include Wexford to Waterford, Dublin to Portlaoise and even Galway to Westport as well. Scotland which is entirely a different country is also located really close-by and the flight fare is jaw-dropping. So, you could fly to a completely new country for your weekend too.


3. Star Wars Fan

[rel_attraction_big_picture title=”Skellig Michael”]

If you are a star wars fan, there is no way you can miss out on this place! The Skellig Michael in the County Kerry is one of the most astounding of all places in Ireland. It is located 12 km off the coast and you will be bewitched by the presence of the 6th-century monastery which has an elevation of 200 meters above sea level.


The final scene of ‘The Force Awakens’ was shot here and simply standing here and drinking to the view is going to make you feel all kinds of blessed. You might even feel like you have been teleported to the star wars movie and even if you are not a fan, the beauty is surely going to blow your mind away.


4. Horse Riding

[rel_attraction_big_picture title=”Dingle Peninsula”]

If you would truly like to raise a toast to the laidback Irish style of living, the weekend is a great time to go horse riding. We will recommend heading to the Dingle peninsula and you can take a ride up to the hills and the view all over is going to make you bow down to the astounding aura of nature. Even the County Wicklow is a great place for some amazing horse riding. Take a few lessons if needed to ace the art of horse riding but once you get a hang of it, galloping on the horse while drinking to the beauty of the rich landscape is the kind of weekend you are never going to forget.


5. The Cliffs of Moher

[rel_attraction_big_picture title=”Cliffs of Moher”]

Located in the County Clare, the Cliffs of Moher are known to be one of the most photographed places in the whole of Ireland. It has an elevation of 214 meters above sea level and the sight is jaw-dropping and tantalizingly beautiful as well.


If you are the one who tends to get enticed by the history and back-story of a place, we recommend taking a coastal walk right from Doolin stretching all the way to these cliffs. You can take a guided tour and you will be able to know all about the local farmlands, the history, culture and more about this fascinating Irish delights.


6. Beach Sports

Picture Credits: pixabay.com


If you are an adrenaline junkie or have a thing for sports, head to any of the sandy beaches in Ireland and immerse yourself in different kind of sports ranging from sailing to surfing, stand up paddle boarding and what not! The choices are numerous and it is upon you to decide the type of sports that appeal the most to you.


So, these are definitely some of the top activities which you can enjoy when you are in Ireland. Each of these makes for a great fun time and it is sure to leave you with everlasting memories as well. Of course, the country has a lot more to see and enjoy. These are some of the top things we wanted you to enjoy while cherishing the weekend here.


So, when are you headed to Ireland to have the weekend of your life?