The Emerald Isle: 13 Stunning Ireland Discoveries

From cliffside ruins to rolling pastures and quaint, cozy villages, the stunning country of Ireland looks like something out of a storybook. Known as the Emerald Isle, Ireland has a rich and complex history, including Viking invasion, 800 years of English rule and over 30,000 castles and castle ruins. And for those with a crippling fear of snakes, Saint Patrick himself was said to have banished the serpents long ago!

In honor of Saint Patrick’s Day, a quintessential Irish celebration, we’ve assembled some of the most spectacular Trover discoveries across the lush, green island.

1. The Cliffs of Moher in Clare, Ireland

Photo by shawn boyle

2. Galway, Ireland

Photo by Steve Fellmeth

3. County Offaly, Ireland

Photo by Timezones

4. River Liffey, Dublin, Ireland

Photo by Phil Betesta

5. Muckross Abbey in Kerry, Ireland

Photo by Micah Connelly

6. Bolus Head in Kerry, Ireland

Photo by Neil Arthurs

6. The Temple Bar in Dublin, Ireland

Photo by Jim Nix

7. Skellig Michael Island in Kerry, Ireland

Photo by Earth Trekkers

8. Rock of Cashel in Tipperary, Ireland

Photo by Mary Hill

9. The coastal village of Doolin, Ireland

Photo by shawn boyle

10. Blarney Castle in Blarney, Ireland

11. Four Courts in Dublin, Ireland

Photo by Jim Nix

12. Kilkenny, Ireland

13. Blackrock, Salthill in Galway, Ireland

Photo by Gavin Hartigan

To see more magical Ireland discoveries, check out Trover’s list of Ireland – Top Attractions. Discover the Best of Everywhere, and share your travels with us on DesktopiOS, or Android!