For St. Patrick’s Day, 17 Pictures That Transport You to Ireland


To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve compiled our favorite pictures of the Emerald Isle. See breathtaking views of sea coasts, a trio of traditional Irish wedding crashers, and a woman bending backward to kiss the Blarney Stone.

Ireland is a country primed for epic road trips, the most famous is certainly along the Wild Atlantic Way. Whether you take this well-trodden path or create one of your own, here are some things you might want to know about the most renowned sites along the way.

The largest cathedral in the country is still an active house of worship. If you are in Dublin, be sure to stop in Monday through Saturday for a free guided tour or check the calendar for a chance to see the 500-year-old choir perform.

You can easily spend a few hours enjoying this natural wonder, but don’t waste time waiting in line for tickets when you can buy them in advance online. You can also download an audio guide in advance for a fully immersive experience on the ground.

Blarney Castle and Gardens

Kissing the Blarney Stone is on many visitors’ to-do lists when planning a trip to Ireland. While you’re at this historic castle, be on the look out for some surprising species in the surrounding woodlands including otters, red squirrels, and buzzards. Or visit some of the world’s most dangerous plants in the Poison Garden, if you dare.