Anyone who’s ever visited Ireland during the fall knows what a wondrous time it is. It’s a time for crisp city strolls along meandering river like the Liffey, Lagan and Shannon, and when iconic attractions gain new perspectives.
Take Belfast, where the sinking of the RMS Titanic, one of the most enduring tragedies of all time, is commemorated with an immersive visitor experience, Titanic Belfast. Located at the same dock where the ship was constructed, it houses a 3D cave, theatre and observation centre in nine interactive galleries. In Dublin, the best-known attractions are all within ambling distance of each another. Start at Trinity College (established 1592) and venture past medieval Temple Bar to get to Dublin Castle, Christ Church Cathedral and Phoenix Park. Down in Cork, ring out the Shandon Bells in St Anne’s Church and become part this ancient tradition.
Histories and cultures are also honoured in the world-class museums around the island such as the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum near Belfast, the Crawford Gallery in Cork, the Dublin Writers Museum and the National Museum of Ireland, also in Dublin.