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Cheap Flights to Ireland

Ireland is an island located in the North Atlantic just west of Great Britain. It is the largest island of the British Isles archipelago and considered to be the third largest island in Europe. 

Ireland is home to three World Heritage Sites, the Brú na Boinne, Skellig Michael and the Giant's Causeway. A few other sites in Ireland are also under consideration to be on the list such as Mount Stewart, the Burren and the Ceide Fields. Some of the most famous tourist destinations in Ireland include the Bunratty Castle, the Holy Cross Abbey, Blarney Castle, the Rock of Cashel and the Cliffs of Moher. 

Traveling to Ireland is easy as it is served by four international airports: Dublin, Shannon, Cork and Knock. The Dublin Airport is the largest and most connected airport in Ireland. It is also the eight largest airport in Europe operating many flights to cities in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom as well as cities in Europe and the Middle East. Meanwhile, Shannon Airport in Country Clare also operates flights to cities in the United States, Canada, Middle East and the United Kingdom. Cork Airport serves flights from most of the destinations within the United Kingdom as well as several European cities. Lastly, Knock Airport serves daily flights to several cities in the United Kingdom and chartered flights to destinations around Europe.

Ireland is a country that offers a lot of sights to see and places to visit that any traveler would enjoy. Here are just a few highly recommended things to do in Ireland:

Brú na Bóinne – Located in Country Meath, this World Heritage Site is considered to be the largest and most important complex of Megalithic sites in Europe. Sometimes referred to as the “Bend of the Boyne”, it is located around a wide bend in the River Boyne. The Brú na Bóinne consists of Neolithic mounds, henges, chamber tombs, standing stones and other prehistoric enclosures.

Skellig Michael – Also known as the Great Skellig, it is an island west of the Iveragh Peninsula in Country Kerry. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is popular for a monastery that was built on the island around 6th and 8th century. The monastery is now in ruins along with the rest of the island but it is still a great place to visit. There are boat tours available that can bring visitors to the island.

Giant's Causeway – Also known as Clochán an Aifir or Clochán na bhFomhórach in Irish, the Giant’s Causeway is 40,000 interlocking basalt columns that resulted from an ancient volcanic eruption. Located in Country Antrim, this World Heritage Site is also a national nature reserve and was named the fourth greatest natural wonder in the United Kingdom.

Blarney Castle – Located in Blarney near Cork, this castle is a medieval stronghold and home to the famous Blarney Stone located among the machicolations of the castle. Despite the castle being in

partial ruin, some rooms and battlements are still accessible. Many tourists still visit the castle to hang upside down over a sheer drop to kiss the Blarney Stone or Stone of Eloquence which is said to give the gift of eloquence. 

Start planning that trip to Ireland now and experience the many wondrous sights and experience the history of the country. Search for the cheapest flights to Ireland with Skyscanner Philippines.

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