In our travels for Oyster.com, we've journeyed around the entire circumference of Ireland, stopping to review numerous hotels and attractions along the way. It's our job to help people plan better vacations, so let us warn you -- Ireland is terrible. It's truly the worst. Here's why...
Kylemore Abbey is a former 19th-century castle, originally built for the owner’s wife as a present. A castle with romantic origins, amid the beauty of Ireland’s wild, untamed Connemara region? Not impressed. Next.
Who Would Want to Stay in This Dump?
It’s an 18th-century manor house you can sleep in, and the 450 acres of grounds on which it sits once belonged to Pirate Queen Grace O’Malley. Centuries later, an Indian Maharaja bought the estate. History? Yawn. We guess it’s cozy inside or whatever.
We don’t understand why anyone would waste time visiting this Iron Age fort at a cliff’s edge on Inishmore, on an island seemingly untouched by time.
People still speak the Irish language on the Aran Islands, and you can take horse-drawn carriage rides. Weird.
Wouldn’t even occur to us.
The locals still knit authentic Aran Sweaters, and they are super friendly. Enough already.
The nightlife in the Latin Quarter wasn’t vibrant at all.
The Guinness Storehouse? More like the Guinness Borehouse.
It was super hard to find a pint.
We don’t know who this Jameson guy was.
James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett…We suppose there may have been a few writers born here. Not enough to do a literary pub crawl or anything.
The Irish could stand to collect a few more books.
Not the Ladies’ View (above), for sure.
We were kind of “meh” about O’Carroll’s Cove.
The volcanic formation at Giant’s Causeway is hardly breathtaking.
This isn’t a good destination for couples.
What’s with all the sheep?
The Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge was a little rickety. Oh, and 100 feet above the rocks and ocean.
Not the Red Deer in Killarney National Park.
Bog ponies are not adorable.
What are you lookin’ at?
It’s supposed to be green and lush, we guess?
The Peat Fires Weren't Cozy.
This isn’t where we wanted to pull up and relax when the day was done.
We hope we’ve convinced you.
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