Ireland with kids


Ireland presents great value and limitless possibilities for a family vacation. With both ancient and modern attractions, it will unleash the imagination and create countless fond memories for all family members. Prices given, where applicable are in euros. €1= US$1.4 at the time of writing.

Starting in Dublin, stroll down to the harbour and take a tour of the Jeanie Johnson, a magnificent full-size replica of the original. The Jeanie Johnson was one the tall ships that brought thousands of immigrants to North America during the infamous Famine of the 1850s. Open daily from spring through autumn, with a more limited schedule December through February, the Jeanie Johnson tour is only €20 for a family of four.

Talking Craic as the locals say means having the gift of the gab. One can actually gain a certificate for this by kissing the Blarney Stone atop Blarney Castle. The 650 year old castle’s famous stone is, according to legend, the same one used by the prophet Jacob as a pillow. Thankfully since then, the similar use of soft feathers have been discovered. €30 for a family of four.

For an absolutely spectacular view, one must visit the Cliffs of Moher along the coast of Clare County. Rising to a peak height of 702 feet, on a clear day one can see all the way to the Aran islands in the North Atlantic. This would be a superb place to pack a family picnic.

For an underground view, do plan a visit to the Crag Cave and Falconry Center in Kerry County. Over three miles long, the cave was only discovered by non-locals in 1983. Since then, it has been fitted out with child-safe play areas. Then, once out of the dark, enjoy the flights of the trained falcons as they soar then land safely on a falconer’s glove. It beats flying a kite any day. €30 for a family of four.  

Enjoy the scenery, culture, and history of Ireland with the whole family, and create memories for a life time.


  1. hmrcarlson says

    My husband and I have been talking about visiting Ireland. I hope we do soon!

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