Beautiful places aren’t, of course, simply confined to castles. Here are five places in Ireland for dream writing retreats.
This breathtaking view is found at the edge of the Burren region in County Clare, Ireland. The Cliffs are named after a fort called Moher at the southernmost point of the cliffs. It’s a really huge tourist destination, and for good reason – there’s something so compelling about these cliffs that makes you want to come near them.
Found in County Wicklow, this valley’s name means “Valley of the Two Lakes,” and is home to a medieval monastic settlement founded by St. Kevin. The church still stands today.
3. The Burren
The Burren is found in County Clare, within a circle of the villages Ballyvaughan, Kinvara, Tubber, Corofin, Kilfenora, and Lisdoonvarna. A lot of historical sites can be found in the Burren – a variety of dolmens, forts, and tombs, among other things. While the rocky environment doesn’t appear so inviting at first, one can certainly gain some sort of inspiration from it.
4. River Boyne
Found in Leinster, this river is rich in history. A major battle in Irish history, the Battle of the Boyne, was located along this site. Several ancient cities – Trim, Navan, and Drogheda among them – were also found along the river.
5. Ring of Kerry
This tourist route is found in County Kerry. It follows a number of places like Muckross House, Staigue stone fort, and Derrynane House. The route follows a number of scenic paths – something to inspire your poetry, perhaps.
All images are from each item’s Wikipedia pages.