There are numerous cultural experiences waiting to be enjoyed when you visit the island of Ireland. Everywhere you turn, you will be exposed in some way to the traditions that are unique to this beautiful land.
When you stay in a Bed and Breakfast in Ireland, it is an amazing opportunity to stay with an Irish family and immerse yourself in their Irish traditional culture. You can find B&Bs all throughout Ireland, including Gaeltacht regions such as Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Kerry, Cork and Waterford where you can listen to the Irish language spoken in the B&B home and even pick up a few words yourself. B&B hosts can guide you to a céili and traditional music sessions where you can mix with the locals for the ultimate cultural experience.
There is no place better to experience Irish culture than at one of the many festivals taking place in Ireland throughout the year. There are festivals to cover every interest including music, dance, heritage, culture, food, walking and film, which are just some of the events that are celebrated. One festival not to be missed is St Patrick’s Day, where every city, town and village in Ireland puts on a celebration. It’s a real community event full of entertainment suitable for all the family where wonderful parades celebrate everything Irish.
Ireland’s Ancient East
Ireland’s Ancient East provides visitors to the Emerald Isle with the perfect opportunity to explore and discover 5000 years of Ireland’s culture. It stretches across 17 counties where you can explore the wealth of history and cultural experiences that this small island has to offer. From fascinating historical attractions, such as Kilkenny’s Medieval Mile and Wicklow Gaol, to sites steeped in heritage, such as Newgrange and the Rock of Cashel, there are so many cultural experiences to explore.
Gaelic Football and Hurling
Ireland is home to two of its own unique sports that originated here on the island of Ireland. Gaelic football and hurling matches are unbelievable to watch, with such an exciting and electric atmosphere around the pitch. No matter what level you are watching, be it a local minor match or the All Ireland Championship, you are guaranteed a great day out. These sports bring communities together and any visitor who has watched their first GAA game will tell you that they have been blown away by the sport!
Irish dancing is a big part of Irish culture and Ireland’s national identity. There’s barely a family in Ireland who hasn’t had their child attend Irish dancing lessons hoping to produce the next Michael Flatley. The worldwide success of Riverdance really brought Irish dancing to the world’s attention and showed what an amazing and exciting experience it is to be a part of. There’s something magical about seeing Irish dancing performed live, and it is a wonderful cultural experience.
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