Known for its clovers and the green color, Ireland is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe. Its landscapes made of cliffs and green meadows gives this country a scent of nature.
Not only that, Ireland is also very rich in history and its reaiming castles, churches and even language (Gaelic) are proof of the Irish heritage.
If you decide to become an Au Pair in Ireland you will see all these things, but also you will get to know the Irish people, famous for its kindness. Ireland and its attractions are waiting for you.
Au Pair in Dublin
Working as Au Pair in Dublin means working in the most important city in Ireland. There are a lot of activities to do in this place influenced by the Celtic culture.
First, you have to visit the Guinness brewery. Enjoy a guide tour and learn about the history of one of the most famous beers in the world! Once you have become an expert in beer you can go with the other Au Pairs to the Temple Bar or The Church, a bar made inside of an old Cathedral.
Of course, Dublin is more than bars and good pints. Whether you want to enjoy the famous Irish cliffs and take amazing pictures or to visit the Dublin Castle and go back to the Middle Ages, there are many things to do in Dublin.
And if you want to expand your knowledge, read a book in the Trinity College Library, the largest library in all Ireland.
Au Pairing in Dublin will be for sure an amazing experience.
Au Pair in Galway
Ed Sheeran names the place in one of his songs, so it is pretty clear that Au Pairing in Galway is an interesting option. Galway is a very beloved location for tourist and travelers, and one of the reasons is the Connemara Park (among the most beautiful parks in Ireland).
As Au Pair in Galway you will be able to see some of its more remarkable monuments like the Spanish Arch from the 1584 or the Dunguaire Castle, also from the 16th century. Also you can ask your Host Family to visit the An Taibhdhearc Gaillimhe, known in English as the Galway Theater.
Here you will be able to see a play in Gaelic, one of the languages spoken in Ireland. On a rainy day, which is pretty common in Ireland, a visit to the Galway Museum can be the perfect plan to spend a weekend.
Au Pair in Cork
Cork is the second largest city in Ireland, and the fact that it’s near the sea makes it a cool place to stay as Au Pair. Besides this city has survived the Vikings and the numerous wars through its history, so its richness in historical attractions is not a surprise.
One of the first things you have to do is going with your friend to the English Market, a nice place that it has been working since 1788. However if you really want to learn more about Cork’s past you can visit the Cork City Gaol (city’s prison) or go even further in the past by going to the Blarney Castle or the Blackrock Castle.
Finally, you can ask your Host Family to make a boat trip to Spike Island. There you will be able to find out that Spike Island was a monastery, that became a fortress and later a prison.