The first day of our trip we will visit the Cliffs of Moher. These cliffs call for an excellent day of hiking and some great sight seeing too! The cliffs rise 120 meters above the Atlantic Ocean at Hag's Head and the maximum height of the cliffs is 214 meters. On these cliffs, you can see the Aran Islands and the Galway Bay. The cliffs got their name from the Irish word "mothar" which means ruined fort. At the cliffs of Moher, we will visit O'Brien's Tower, built by Cornelius O'Brien, who built it as a basis for the tourist industry which would free Ireland from their poverty according to him. It is used as an observation deck in which we can see the beautiful sights of the cliffs. This is one of the most visited sights in Ireland.
The next place we will visit is the St. Patrick's Cathedral. St. Patrick's Cathedral is the largest Church in Ireland. This Church was built next to the site at which St. Patrick baptized the first local converts. This Cathedral is unique in that is has no bishop, which is usually what makes it a Cathedral.
We will then visit the Dublin castle. The castle is a major tourist attraction in Ireland. It was used as the United Kingdom's government administration in Ireland until 1922. It is now a major Irish government complex. It is used for States dinners, in 2011 Queen Elizabeth visited there for a States dinner. It is also used as the inauguration place for the presidents of Ireland.
A traditional meal in Ireland is Irish stew. It has onions, carrots, lamb, and potatoes. The stew has been around for centuries and the ingredients have changed over the years. The Irish began to make this stew when the cauldron was introduced to their culture. The idea of the cauldron was brought to them by Britian. The Irish are famous for a variety of stews.
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