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So you’re thinking about visiting Ireland, but you want to know what to see and what to do? Good. You’re in the right place. I’m Marko. I’m Alex, and we are Vagabrothers, your go-to guide for travel vlog tips and inspiration here on YouTube. We have been to Ireland a number of times. Yep, we’ve been all the way around the country, and in this video we’re going to share our favorite places from across the Emerald Isle. So, we’ve traveled to Ireland a couple of times. We’ve seen all around the coast, both in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. We’ve made two full vlog series with something like a dozen videos, so if you want to check out the full videos at any time, you can by clicking up on these links. But in the meantime, we’re going to try to distill all that travel experience into the top 10 things to do in Ireland So, If you find this video helpful, please give it a thumbs -up, share it with your friends, and if you’re not subscribed already, make sure to subscribe and turn on notifications. So, With no further ado, the top 10 things to do in Ireland. Hi. it so most likely you’re to start off in Dublin. Dublin is an amazing city; it’s beautiful; it’s got tons of nightlife, and you pretty much have a lot of the best things from Ireland in one spot. So, more likely than not, you’re going to go to the Guinness Storehouse. It’s basically where they make and store Guinness; it’s an amazing tourist attraction. It’s definitely very busy, but it’s popular for a reason; it was ranked the best tourist attraction in all of Europe, beating out Versailles and everything. Alex did get this shirt there. It’s worth a visit, for sure. While you’re at it, head over to Trinity College, beautiful campus, but also the home of the Book of Kells, this priceless manuscript made by Irish monks over a thousand years ago that basically protected a wealth of knowledge through the Dark Ages and saved it for us to gawk at nowadays. It’s beautiful but for more tips on Dublin, make sure you check out our top 10 things to do in Dublin by clicking up here. Click it. Next stop the Wild Atlantic Way. This coastal road goes from the tip of Ireland in the north all the way down to the bottom, and it is an amazing way to get a real taste of what Ireland is. From Dublin a good place to start is Sligo that gives you the option going north towards Northern Ireland or south towards Galway, but just go out there and get lost. The west coast of Ireland is extremely remote. There’re tons of isolated capes and cool little quirky villages that you can go check out. Specific destinations along the Wild Atlantic Way, we really love the town of Strandhill. It’s got this chilled out surf vibe, big old beach. You can take surf lessons there. After having a surf, head over to Voya Seaweed Baths and try the traditional Irish remedy of a steaming hot seaweed bath in salt water. It will rejuvenate the soul, and it will make you silky smooth. Another place you have to visit on the Wild Atlantic Way is Slieve League. This is just north of Sligo; they’re the highest cliffs in Ireland and the highest sea cliffs in Europe. They dwarf the Cliffs of Moher. The Cliffs of Moher ain’t got nothing, nothing on Slieve League. It’s really cool. Slieve League is infinitely less crowded than the Cliffs of Moher, and this place is Instagram gold. So, grab your camera, grab your travel buddy, and head to Slieve League before it gets totally blown up. Just don’t get too close to those cliffs. It’s a long way down. Next stop the city of Galway. Galway is a university town on the west coast of Ireland. It’s super funky. I think it wins the funky award for Ireland. It’s got street art, tons of musicians. I believe it’s one of the most musical cities in Ireland, in the world. I think it’s got the busking capital of the world. That being said, it’s home to artists, musicians, killer restaurants, and it’s a great place to base yourself for exploring the surrounding area. so, Galway is one of the best places to experience traditional Irish language known as Gaelic. Just north of the city is a cultural center named Connects Swain in a renovated old village. or you can also just experience live music at bars like the Crane in downtown Galway. Galway is also known for its oysters. To sample these little beauties, head to Morans on the Weir. It’s an oyster cottage in an old traditional building. It’s been around for hundreds of years, and you can get a serious seafood platter there. Also, restaurants like Kai and Aniar in Galway City serve up some delicious meals, so don’t miss out. Alright, next stop the Aran Islands, not to be confused with the Iron Islands, which were also filmed in Ireland for Game of Thrones. The Aran Islands are next to Galway. Most people from Galway would go to Cliffs of Moher, but we would suggest going to Aran Island. It’s a short plane ride away or a ferry right from Galway, and it’s a really cool Island that preserves ancient style of Irish life. If you’re into adrenaline activities, head to the Aran Islands because Red Bull used to host the cliff-diving World Championships there at a place called the Worm, this perfect natural swimming pool with a very large cliff jump. Worth it. After that head down the Wild Atlantic Way to County Cork. County Cork is the birthplace of the local food movement in Ireland. It is the breadbasket of the country and home to tons of amazing local producers. In sample local Irish cheese at places like Gubbeen, or you can go kayaking along the amazing coastlines. Through all this crazy rocks and then harvest seaweed to bring back and cook with. The southwest of Ireland actually catches the tail end of the jet stream, so it’s quite temperate and beautiful little coastal towns like Kinsale make a great place to stop before heading in to Cork City, which is full of history from Ireland’s battle with the English for independence. Alright next up: Belfast. As you might know, Ireland has been independent from the UK for about a hundred years, but it still remains divided into two separate countries about 80% is in the south, known as the Republic of Ireland, and 20% of the land it belongs to the UK as Northern Ireland Capital of Northern Ireland is Belfast and until a couple decades ago, it was completely ravaged by guerrilla warfare, car bombs, and all sorts of partisan violence. Thankfully, Northern Ireland is now experiencing peace, and one of the best ways to learn about the history and also see how the city is healing its wounds is by going on a street art tour, which shows how murals that were once political have now become an artistic way of bringing closure to this troubling period. Are there any Game of Thrones fans out there? Of course, because if you’re not a Game of Thrones fan, what are you doing with your life, seriously? Reading books. Well then, you could have read the books. If you are a Game of Thrones fans, then visiting Northern Ireland should be at the top of your bucket list because a lot of the filming locations for Game of Thrones are in Northern Ireland, including the real-life Winterfell where you can dress up in like bear skin cloaks, take swords, learn how to shoot bows and arrows and basically be a part of the family Stark for a day . It’s awesome. Also one of the super cool things is that they have the dire wolves here from the Stark family. So, look at this guy. He’s huge. What’s his name? This is Thor What’s the breed? It’s a Northern Inuit, Not only is there Winterfell, but the film locations for the Iron Islands for the kingsroad and that crazy scene in the very beginning of the show season1, episode 1, scene 1, where they find all those dismembered wildlings and then people start getting eaten. I won’t spoil it for you if you haven’t seen it, but that place is there too. Another must visit spot in Northern Ireland is Giant’s Causeway. It’s about an hour and a half outside of Belfast. It’s a natural rock formation, and according to myth, it was created by two Giants who were fighting. To learn more and to see us embarrass ourselves in public, click that video. Just down the road from the Giant’s Causeway is the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, a really cool little rope bridge linking a headland that used to be the home of a salmon fisherman. Now, it is like one of the ultimate Instagram spots, and if you’re Marko, it’s a great place to get a Tinder profile picture. Right, Bro? No Bro. Bumble As your trip comes to an end, you’re going to want a souvenir to bring some of Ireland home with you. Luckily, there’re tons of options, everything from amazing whiskies like Jamesons or Bushmills to the beautiful craft work that has undergone an amazing revitalization- revival in recent years. The best place to find this is in the capital. They’re stores like Indigo Cloth and the Irish Design Shop. They have some really cool products from all across the country. Well guys if you’ve enjoyed that video you know what to do: please give it a thumbs-up, subscribe and turn on notifications if you have not already, and share this with your friends. Share this with the people that you’re going to be traveling to Ireland with. So, if you’re from Ireland or if you’ve been there, leave your own tips and advice down the comments section, and don’t forget to subscribe to Vagabrothers for travel videos from all around the world, vlogs, all that good stuff In the meantime, remember to stay curious, keep exploring, and we will see you guys on the road. Peace.


  • Meg Williams

    My husband and I are going to Ireland next fall. I’ve been there once when I was 10 with my Mom who was raised in Roscommon where both her parents are from. After the requisite visits to relatives, we would like to visit the surrounding counties. Any recommendations? Is there any place(s) in Roscommon we should visit? Thanks in advance.

  • Sophie O'Neill

    For Christ sake! If another American pronounces our country as iiiiiii-yer-lind, we may lose our minds. It’s the equivalent of pronouncing Norway as No-or-way or Sweden as swee-eee-den. Ireland is pronounced Ar-land…that’s 2 syllables not 3. Any other tourist coming here please take note. Cheers

  • Luna Volva Forest Witch

    I'm Irish and love this video. U guys made an amazing video x u rock 🌳🌲🌱🌿🍃🍄🌞🌛🌌🌎🌍🌏🌄🌅😊🍂🍁🌻❤

  • ChloesCrib

    I’m going to Dublin Ireland for marching band and we are going to be playing in the big Dublin st Patrick’s day parade and i CANT WAIT. We also get to visit cliffs of moher and castles and many other places. We are there for 9 days and it’s REALLY far from where I live and I can’t explain how excited I am.

  • Google Surveillance

    2:46 Irish people do not put seaweed in their baths, but we are happy to oblige if gullible tourists want to pay money for the experience.

  • Chris G.

    Hola, os hablo desde ESPAÑA. Y me sale de los putos cojones hablarles en español. Que tengan un lindo día.

    Pd. Vuestro idioma original es el irlandés, para quien se le haya olvidado.

  • Fergus Hogan

    If ure coming to Ireland you better come quick. Ireland is changing and the Irish people are being replaced.

  • Sean Gaughran

    Hey guys I am irish and I highly recommend u check out the county Wicklow it’s a border county to Dublin so not far away it’s very beautiful with the Wicklow mountains and the seaside towns such as Bray Greystones and Morriscastle highly recommend on your next trip

  • riverbraid

    If you want good views in Northern Ireland travel along the Antrim coast rd which is beside the Irish Sea see places like carnlough and the glens of Antrim and torr head

  • jakemybigblackdog

    Can't believe you totally passed on Limerick City on the way down to Cork, biggest university campus in Ireland, home of European Rugby Champs Munster, the birthplace of Richard Harris actor, he starred in Gladiator, you've have totally missed a hidden gem!

  • Mick Killeen

    As an Irish man Id recommend Temple Bar in Dublin, Doolin in Clare, Killarney and Dingle in Kerry , Connemara in Galway , Achill Island off Mayo , enniskillen in Fermanagh , Armagh , Leitrim and Wexford.

  • Jim Halfpenny

    Why would you bring back Irish whiskey to American when it's only half the price in America . Ireland is a rip off

  • Kirsty Therese

    I’m from cork and super glad you included it as most people really fixate on Dublin.. but I live on the boarder of cork and Kerry and am kinda sad you left Kerry our. Killarney is a super popular tourist hub and dingle is so pretty. There’s also so many beaches and the ring of Kerry. Missing out guys.

  • Ms Lulu

    I’m really glad you put other counties in then dublin because as much as I love dublin it does not get as much love as Like louth or Fermanagh

  • Jamie Maragenie

    Ireland has been completely taken over by Muslims and Africans, it's sad to see the Irish people getting drove off the land they built up just from muck and stones.

  • Yewbdar Petros

    I am Robin Hood fun, does still count? well ! Robin Hood eventually got married the future Queen. what not to like?

  • 75 Lioness

    It is a great clip except the part that has Obama & Michelle in it:(. Ireland is the land of my son's ancestor on his dad's side so of course I love Ireland beside it's own magical beautyyy❤️.

  • I was Batman

    I wish I owned property there its so pretty, the food scenes look delicious and I have heard the people are very nice. Gorgeous landscape rich with historic sites and I do notice a lot of streets are still cobblestone ? Very interesting place.

  • Akter hossain

    hi my bother how are you.I very like ierland can you give me ierland any visa I one to coming ierland. my from Bangladesh. now I have sodiaroba this my number 00966537987307

  • david dalpier

    What their not telling you…Ireland is now flooded with African men and Muslim men .thanks to government open border policy. The Irish are now second class citizens in their own country . We also have to thank (eu) and (un) we need help. If we question were called racists and facists.??????

  • Edward Hyslop

    I'm in Northern Ireland right beside The Giants Causeway with my home on the world famous "Coast Road". Yes the road really does go for many miles along the coast, sometimes with enormous cliff face drops, but absolutely gorgeous. I live in GAME OF THRONES land where I have a house in WINTER FELL. Want to stay? Our spotlessly clean home is open to respectful visitors. Im a retired Military Police and Civilian Police officer and an Irish welcome and wonderful Irish food awaits those who want to be at the Centre of a place to base yourself for a day or two or 10.
    Car available too if required.
    The guys have done an incredible job with this video and a real credit to them. With the American and Canadian dollar drawing closer to PARITY,
    i.e. £1 = almost $1
    It's a perfect time for State side visitors to pay a visit.
    Flying into Dublin with "Transat" is by far ONE of the cheapest right now. Want to know all about Ireland, stay with a real Irish family. One problem….we laugh a lot!!😃😂😃😂😃😂😉

  • Brigid Robertson

    Please, any americas out there learn how to pronnounce at least Ireland (pronnounced areland) we as irish would put up with ye a lot more

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  • Darth Pirateus

    My wife and I went there for our honeymoon. Went to a lot of destinations but really fell in love with a town called Cong in County Mayo. A very relaxing place down by the river near the abbey ruins. The Crow’s nest is a wonderful place to eat.

  • George Oxley

    what to do in Ireland
    1. Go to the pub
    2. Have a Guinness
    3. Have another Guinness
    4. And another
    5. And another after that
    oh and btw Belfast isn't Ireland

  • HeyJey Official

    I haven't been to ireland, yet, but I'm so interested in learning about other countries/places within countries and the history of places/countries.

  • L85S87C90

    Just got back from two weeks in Ireland. Thanks to your wonderful suggestions, we had a marvelous trip. Rented a car in Dublin and drove counter-clockwise around the entire island, hitting many spots you mention here. Never would have known about spectacular Slieve League without your video. Thank you for pointing us in the right directions!

  • susan couderc

    Ireland isn't Ireland without the cliffs of Moher and the Burren! The cliffs of Moher are romantic you are meant to go there with the one you love. Also the ring of Kerry, Connemara, Kilarney…some other places not to miss.

  • Eric Davidson

    Definitely Go to the Irish School of Falconry just north of Galway. Most amazing experience of my trip to Ireland.

  • richard tribune

    Ireland on fast train to becoming an atrican/ Muslim ( shithole) due to ( vradkars) open door policy to Africa . Media and political blackout.

  • Derry Dinners

    Am seriously surprised Derry not included, you'd have missed a great opportunity if you went as far as the giants causeway or slive league for that matter without visiting the historical capital of that region

  • collette kavanagh

    ???Why did you not mention Co Kerry it's called the kingdom for a reason..beautiful mountains beaches national parks and the most breath taking scenery that has been captured in many famous films . Major oversight boys!!

  • Hanna Lindén

    I was just in Ireland for a week driving around the West Coast. My favorite places were probably the Gleniff Horseshoe in Sligo, the Cliffs of Moher, the Ross Castle in Killarney, the abandoned Kilcrea Castle near Blarney and of course the Streedagh riding trip that I took in Sligo. Saw plenty of other places too and loved every minute of it! 😍 From Dublin we only saw the airport, airport-hotel and the car rental place. 😂

  • Petesy

    Please just call it as it is , Ireland, don’t discriminate against the almost 1 million Irish stuck in the 6 county time warp by a bigoted mob

  • James Dalton

    The country is called Ireland. By using the name Northern Ireland to describe " The North of Ireland" means that you are supporting the WHITE ISIS supremacist group the DUP. Europes KKK. Don't be a hater like them. The country is Ireland. All of it.

  • Amanda Francis

    I just did a tour of Ireland 2 weeks ago. I Kissed the Blarney Stone, went to Galway, Dublin, Connemara, Cork, Cobh, The Blarney Castle, I kissed the stone 👍 and many other things including a fabulous Fish and Chips meal with some Guinness. What a fabulous summer trip!!

  • dx-Arnold

    Am i just stupid or are there only 9 out of 10?
    1. Dublin

    2. Wild Atlantic Way

    3. Slieve League

    4. Galway

    5. Aran Irelands

    6. County cork

    7. Belfast

    8. GOT “land”

    9. Giants Causeway

    Am i missing something?

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