Looking towards Inis Meáin Island,Co. Donegal. (Photo: Liam Moloney via Flickr)

Ireland’s vibrant green countryside, quaint villages and castles that look out to the ocean make it feel almost mystical. The historicism’s and traditional feel to much of this beautiful country cast a serenity over it, and allow those visiting to truly wind down and absorb the culture. The main cities of Dublin and Cork have cosy pubs, museums, eateries, shops and more, while at the same time provide an atmosphere that is entwined with the peacefulness of nature. Of course, no visit to Ireland would quite be complete without a pint of Guinness and bit of gab with the friendly locals, perhaps after visiting the famous Blarney Stone.