The jovial Irish spirit is contagious, so prepare yourselves to be charmed by green spaces, friendly faces and an ethos of hospitality. In Dublin, be sure to visit Trinity College to view the Book of Kells, believed to be from the eighth century. A stop at the Guinness Storehouse, in the heart of the St. James's Gate Brewery, is always a fine idea.
Western Ireland, with its pre-Christian ruins and famed attractions like the Ring of Kerry, astounds. And although kissing the Blarney Stone, in the city of Cork, may bestow the gift of eloquence, it isn't as easy as it sounds: After you lie down on your back, someone eases you headfirst through a hole in the stone floor.
For more information, visit the Ireland tourism official website.
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