Dunamase Castle, Ireland
Photo by Robert Linsdell  –  Link



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Ireland (aka the Emerald Isle) is filled with surprises, from spectacular landscapes to bustling cities and magical castles. Sure there's Guinness, whisky and an active pub culture, but Ireland is so much more than that. Killarney National Park and the evergreen hills and cliffs along the ocean are perfect for adventurers who like to hike through nature. If you're a history buff, Brú na Bóinne contains one of the world's most important prehistoric landscapes. And there's no shortage of culture and activities in Dublin, Ireland's vibrant capital city.