Top tips on some of the best places to visit if you’re travelling alone!
Location: Connemara, Co Galway
Student Discount: Yes
The Abbey one of Ireland’s best loved and most iconic tourist attractions and home to the Benedictine nuns since 1920. The Abbey is set in stunning location with beautiful view .Take a walk around the beautiful landscape or enjoy fine dining while taking in the breath taking views.
Carrick-a Rede rope bridge
Location: Country Antrim
Student Discount: No
Connected to the cliffs by a rope bridge across the Atlantic Ocean, Carrick-a-Rede Island is the final destination. Suspended almost 100 ft (30 m) above sea level, the rope bridge was first erected fisherman 350 years ago and is not for the faint hearted! Access to the bridge is weather permitted. Thrill seekers will enjoy this challenge.
Location: County Down
Student Discount: n/a
The Mourne mountains has challenging peaks, gentle slopes and crystalline lakes.The Mournes trial for walkers, too. Butter Mountain, Slieve Binnian, Slieve Lamagan and Slieve Corragh offer standout strolls. Slieve Donard is the tallest peak at 850 meters and is a difficult hike so be warned!
Location: West Cork – Donegal
Student Discount: Non-Applicable
Price: You can plan your own trips to many free locations, or purchase a Wild Atlantic Way Passport for €10 to get access to many additional parks.
The Wild Atlantic Way is Ireland’s first long-distance touring route, stretching along the Atlantic coast from Donegal to West Cork. This is perfect for active travellers who want to explore the great outdoors and Irish landscape up close. You can plan your route on the Failte Ireland website to pick what destinations suit you best.
Location: County Antrim
Student Discount: 10% off online bookings.
The Giant’s Causeway is recognised as being one of Ireland’s most interesting rock formations. According to legend, the columns are the remains of a causeway built by the Irish giant Fionn mac Cumhaill when he was challenged to a fight by the Scottish giant Benandonner. Fionn accepted the challenge and built the causeway across the North Channel so that the two giants could meet. The breath-taking views and rich history is not to be miss.
Student Discount: Yes but only Mon-Fri
The museum is located at the head of the slipway in Belfast City where the Titanic was built and launched. The building itself is an iconic building in Belfast so be sure to get a picture! The museum takes you on the journey of the Titanic. It explains the building, life on board the ship, the sinking of the ship and much more.
By UL International Student Ambassador