Are you considering a visit to the beautiful country of Ireland? The best way to travel around this part of the UK is to know exactly how to endear yourself to the locals. It’s simple, there’s no shortage of things to do and attractions to see. However, if you can get an insider pass, you’re guaranteed a glimpse into the nation’s most valuable assets, incredible communities and traditions.
Whether you want to explore travelling in Navan or find the top places to see in Meath, staying at the Knightsbrook Hotel means having access to the best attractions. That’s why our first pro-tip is to make sure you’ve got your accommodation sorted with us.
Avoiding Rookie Errors
We’ve compiled a list to help you travel around Ireland like a pro. Armed with these handy hacks, you can go from zero to hero with the locals in no time. Here are a few of the priority rookie errors to avoid at all costs:
- Trying to pull off an Irish accent – You won’t get it right and it’s particularly painful for locals to endure. However, there’s no need to worry. It will begin to come naturally the more time you spend in Irish restaurants and pubs. If you’re patient you won’t need a faux accent.
- Bringing up leprechauns – Hollywood has been rather heavy-handed when it comes to stereotyping Ireland’s cultural narratives. However, the true landscape of the country’s myths and legends is far more complex and intriguing.
- Assuming Irish cuisine is made up of corned beef and cabbage – This is another Hollywood stereotype to be avoided. The truth is that this dish is hardly eaten locally. If it is prepared, it’s usually done with bacon and not beef. There are incredible restaurants all around Meath that are considered prime tourist attractions, serving a range or traditional and gourmet meals.
- Sing “Danny Boy” when it’s time to close – Take this time to enjoy the authentic variety of local songs you’ll hear, rather than belting out this number at full-tilt with your friends. The Irish are incredibly hospitable after a few drinks, and allowing them to take lead means seeing first-hand the charming atmosphere of quaint pubs and towns
- Ask for detailed directions – The Irish tend to over-explain, sometimes very quickly. By the time they’ve illustrated the ideal route to get to your destination, you’ll be confused as hell. The best suggestion we can give you is to rely on maps and GPS technology instead.
Contact us if you’d like to make a booking and we’ll ensure you’re well-equipped for your stay in our country. For more information on things to do in Ireland and attractions around Meath, browse our website.