How to Experience Ireland without Leaving your Home

Are you missing travel? Do you have wanderlust? Forget the travel restrictions and take a whimsical virtual trip to locations around Ireland that you’ve never been before or always wanted to see. Not being able to physically visit Ireland doesn’t have to stop you from experiencing some of the top attractions, views and experiences the country has to offer. Here’s how to experience Ireland without leaving your home...


View Irish icons in 3D
There are some staggering sights on the 3-D Icons project, an EU initiative that creates 3D models of important monuments including Newgrange, Glendalough, the Hill of Tara, Skellig Michael, Clonmacnoise and Brú na Boinne. There are over 130 monuments and buildings including high crosses, monasteries and passage tombs and they’ve been given the 3D treatment for a spectacular on-screen experience.

Irish Museums have ‘opened their doors’
Visitors can now ‘walk through the doors’ of a virtual world experiencing Ireland’s best museums and public spaces - all with the touch of a button from home. Dublin’s Chester Beatty has been described by Lonely Planet as “not just the best museum in Ireland but one of the best in Europe”. It offers rare treasures and manuscripts from Europe, North Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Other museums now open online with a great user experience include the National Museum of Ireland, the Reading Room at the National Library of Ireland and the National Gallery of Ireland.

Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher Virtual Tour
Ireland’s spectacular sea-cliffs, the Cliffs of Moher, located at the southwestern edge of the Burren region in County Clare run about 9 miles along and have stunning views out to the Aran Islands and over to County Galway. They are the most visited tourist attraction in Ireland with around 1.5 million visitors a year but you can see them for yourself from your very own chair without walking a step by taking their virtual tour.

The History of Ireland - in a Click
The Little Museum of Ireland which describes itself as ‘Ireland’s nicest museum’ has launched a new series of six 45 minute talks on the ‘definitive history of Dublin’ - telling the story of the city from the arrival of the Vikings in 841 to the arrival of Google to Dublin’. Ireland’s extraordinary Epic museum which is the story of emigration in Ireland now offers a fully interactive museum with the ability to swipe through video galleries, dance through motion censor quizzes, listen to remastered audio from 100 years ago and watch videos that bring history to life. You’ll discover the far-reaching influence of Irish history and the impact the 10 million Irish men and women who left Ireland had on the world.

Sit back and let Ireland come to you!
Posted on March 9, 2021

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