Irish village named among ‘postcard-perfect’ destinations

One Irish village has impressed travel experts with its fairytale charm, ranking as one of the top ‘postcard-perfect’ destinations in Europe.

One Irish village was named among the best ‘postcard-perfect’ destinations in Europe.

Known for its natural beauty, Irish charm, and quaint old-world feel, Ireland is a fairytale come true for many travellers. 

From rugged cliffs to rolling countryside, its beauty and charm are undeniable. Well, experts at international travel publication Travel + Leisure seem to agree. Recently, they named one Irish village as one of their top ‘postcard-perfect’ destinations’.

Read on to discover which Irish village was recognised for its fairytale appeal…

Oozing with old world charm – retaining its tranquil feel

Cong is the Irish village that was named among the best ‘postcard-perfect’ destinations in Europe.
Credit: Ireland’s Content Pool / Chris Hill

Experts at international travel publication Travel + Leisure hoped to reveal the best fairytale villages in Europe that haven’t (yet!) been destroyed by overtourism.

From Alpine hamlets to Greek island gems, they revealed 22 stunning towns and villages that have managed to retain their old-world charm.

According to their rankings, one Irish village made the list of ‘postcard-perfect’ destinations. No prizes for guessing which spot they picked out!

A gem of the west – an old school village on the border of Mayo and Galway

Cong, which straddles the border of Mayo and Galway, boasts much old-world charm and beauty.
Credit: Ireland’s Content Pool / Fionnán Nestor

The charming Irish village of Cong ranked number ten on Travel + Leisure’s list of ‘postcard-perfect’ destinations. Ranking alongside beautiful destinations like Colmar in France and Hallstatt in Austria, the Irish village certainly impressed.

They wrote, “Encircled by streams, the Irish village of Cong straddles the border between County Mayo and County Galway – a region of lakes and vibrant green meadows dotted with grazing sheep.”

Naming some of the area’s highlights, they mentioned the village’s historic stone bridges and charming thatched roof cottages. They also named the impressive 13th-century Ashford Castle, which now exists as a luxury resort hotel.

Want to find out which other destinations made the list of ‘postcard-perfect’ destinations? Head on over to the article on Travel + Leisure’s website here.

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