05 Jun 7 Natural Wonders of Ireland
Ireland is the third largest island in the continent of Europe with a population of over 6.5 million people. The country is known for its chilly weather and beautiful landscapes. The island is filled with different rivers and has the Irish Sea, North Channel and St George’s Channel. The place has several beautiful locations to visit in its low lying mountains. The 7 natural wonders of Ireland are listed below.
- The Giant causeway- This wonder is situated in Antrim and its formation can be traced back to around 60 million years ago. The natural landscape is made from 40,000 interlocking basalt columns. The story of Finn Mac Coole and the Scottish giant revolves around this landscape, especially its features such as the Giants boot and the chimney stack.
- The Cliffs of Moher- Situated in the West coast of Ireland, the Cliffs of Moher is one of the most popular and liked natural wonder of Ireland. The cliffs rise from the Atlantic ocean to about the height of 214 meters and cover a stretch of 8km. The views from these cliffs change every season and are called as the best views from a cliff.
- The Burren- Located in County Clare, Burren is a landscape which looks totally barren and on closer examination one can see beautiful vegetation and diverse range of flowers and plants. The area has its own symbol and it is the bright blue alpine flower. The area has large amounts of orchids and other species of flora that can be found in Ireland.
- Slieve League- the Slieve League are cliffs situated in Northern Ireland in the Donegal County. The cliffs tower up to the height of 600 meters making them the tallest cliffs in Europe. This place offers a cliff walk which allows you to enjoy the beautiful Atlantic landscapes from the height of 600 meters.
- Connemara Lakes- Connemara lakes are lakes in between mountains and can make your jaw drop with their beautiful views which change from season to season. The lakes have the backdrop of the Maum Turk Mountains and the Twelve which make the view from these lakes even more stunning.
- Wicklow Mountains- Also called as the garden of Ireland, Wicklow mountains are terrains filled with beautiful green pastures and valleys. This place is home to the ruins of Saint Kevin’s monastery and in the most beautiful part of Wicklow mountains- Glendalough.
- The Ring of Kerry- Situated in the South West of Ireland, this area is considered to be one of the most scenic routes in Ireland. There are beach mountains and valleys and a long and beautiful coastline along the route.