If an unforgettable holiday is what you seek, and you decide that a trip to the Emerald Island is the ultimate destination for it, you made a great choice! Check out these top 10 tourist attractions to discover in Ireland.
1 The Cliffs of Moher
Cliffs of Moher are Ireland’s most visited natural attractions, and it is because the landscapes that the cliffs offer are so mind-blowing nothing else compares. Completely untouched, rugged, but lovely at the same time, Moher will leave you in complete awe.
2 Killarney National Park
Maybe a little less known, but still at the top of our list is the Killarney National Park, a site perfect if you wish to know more about Ireland’s culture, farming, and gardening. You can also visit the Muckross House, a magnificent manor built in the 19th century. There are many guided visits prepared so that you can get the full experience!
3 Trinity College
The oldest university in the country is famous for its age impressive architecture and priceless treasures. These include the Book of Kells and the fantastic Long Room, a dream location for every literary and dark academia lover. Queen Elizabeth, I founded Trinity College!
4 Kilmainham Gaol
Many award-winning tours to Ireland often include Kilmainham Gaol, the notoriously known prison, which holds great significance for the Irish. They say that the years the prison was active were one of the darkest ones, with spine-chilling corridors and cells, as well as public executions. So, if you are a fan of intimidating yet fantastic sights, definitely visit Kilmainham Gaol.
5 The Little Museum of Dublin
Suppose you wish to know more about the history and culture of Ireland, and, specifically, it’s the capital city. This one is for you! The Little Museum of Dublin should be the top choice if you do not like crowded, touristy places but still educate yourself in a fun, quirky environment!
6 The Rock of Cashel
In Tipperary, the Rock of Cashel holds more history in its palm than you would think. Literally! The 12th-century round tower, a 13th-century Gothic cathedral, and a 15th-century castle pridefully sit. Moreover, legends say that the rock was a seat of the High Kings of Munster before the Norman invasions!
7 St. Stephen’s Green
If you want nothing more than to blend in with the Irish, have a conversation with a stranger, and inhale the Irish culture without the tickets, guides, and timetables, head to St. Stephen’s Green in Dublin. An area loved by the locals, perfect for picnics and rest. You will be surrounded by lovely greenery blooming trees, and friendly Irish!
8 Bunratty Castle
One of the most famous castles in Ireland (and there are many, to say the least!), Bunratty Castle is considered the best-preserved medieval castle in the country. And, to think that it dates back to the 15th century! If you are lucky, you might catch a themed event – popularity in Bunratty Castle.
9 Grafton Street
Probably the most vibrant street in Ireland, Grafton Street is where you will find everything. Literally! Set in the heart of Dublin, it is hard to imagine what type of service is lacking in this part of the city. Not to worry, though, if you do not wish to spend any money, visit for the friendly chatter and authentic items!
The best city for tourists, Kinsale draws the attention of every traveler who likes a little bit of wilderness, yet still a little bit of luxury in their past-time. Famous for its gastronomy, a very Spanish vibe, sailing, swimming, and otherwise popular holiday activities, Kinsale might be perfect for you if you wish to spend some time near the water, relaxing and partying.
Now you have some great choices for your destinations! Skim through our list again, and make sure to visit all the most impressive places. It might as well be all of them!