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Top 10 Places to Visit in Ireland

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LOVE IRELAND – Visit Ireland for the natural beauty and history, as well as its lively atmosphere, traditional food, guinness, whiskey, dancing and much more.

The Irish are known worldwide for their festive celebration and the country hosts many events and festivals along the year with the largest festival of traditional Irish music.

Charming medieval core arched stone bridges, lichen spotted Abbeys and 19th century townhouses.

 

 

 

The Top 10 Places to Visit in Ireland

  1. The Cliffs of Moher
  2. Sligo
  3. Killarney National Park
  4. Boyne Valley
  5. The Rock of Cashel
  6. Dublin
  7. Dingle
  8. Galway City
  9. Blarney Castle
  10. Limerick

Let’s look more in depth at the Top 10 Places to Visit in Ireland

The Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher are sea cliffs located at the southwestern edge of the Burren region in County Clare, Ireland. They run for about 14 kilometres (9 miles). At their southern end, they rise 120 metres (390 ft) above the Atlantic Ocean at Hag’s Head, and, 8 kilometres (5 miles) to the north, they reach their maximum height of 214 metres (702 ft) just north of O’Brien’s Tower, a round stone tower near the midpoint of the cliffs, built in 1835 by Sir Cornelius O’Brien, then continue at lower heights. The closest settlements are the villages of Liscannor 6 km (4 miles) to the south, and Doolin 7 km (4 miles) to the north.

From the cliffs, and from atop the tower, visitors can see the Aran Islands in Galway Bay, the Maumturks and Twelve Pins mountain ranges to the north in County Galway, and Loop Head to the south.The cliffs rank among the most visited tourist sites in Ireland, with around 1.5 million visits per annum.

Sligo

One of the must sees in County Sligo is Classiebawn Castle

Classiebawn castle close to the head of Mullaghmore on County Sligo’s Wild Atlantic Way, was the holiday home of Louis Mountbatten, a member of the British royal family who was assassinated close by in 1979. The pair of standing stones erected on the ground below the castle would seem to support the reputed occult interests of Lords Palmerston, Ashley and Mountbatten.

Killarney National Park

When you visit Killarney National Park, make sure you don’t miss Torc Waterfall.Torc Waterfall (from Irish: Easach Toirc, meaning “cascade of the wild boar”) is a 20 metres (66 ft) high, 110 metres (360 ft) long cascade waterfall formed by the Owengarriff River as it drains from the Devil’s Punchbowl corrie lake at Mangerton Mountain. The waterfall, which lies at the base of Torc Mountain, in the Killarney National Park, is 4.3 miles (7 kilometres) from Killarney in Kerry, Ireland.

The waterfall is a popular site on the Ring of Kerry and the Kerry Way tours. The word Torc is from the Irish translation of a “wild boar”, and the area is associated with legends involving wild boars. One legend is of a man who was cursed by the Devil to spend each night transformed into a wild boar, but when his secret was revealed by a local farmer, he burst into flames and disappeared into the nearby Devils Punchbowl on Mangerton Mountain from which the Owengarriff River emerged to hide the entrance to his cave beneath the Torc Waterfall.

Boyne Valley

Only 20 minutes from Dublin and an hour from Belfast, the Boyne Valley is a really accessible place for a day trip and is full of historical and cultural gems such as Newgrange. 

Read more at www.discoverireland.ie/boyne-valley-highlights

The Rock of Cashel

The Rock of Cashel (Irish: Carraig Phádraig), also known as Cashel of the Kings and St. Patrick’s Rock, is a historic site located at Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland. According to local legends, the Rock of Cashel originated in the Devil’s Bit, a mountain 20 miles (30 km) north of Cashel when St. Patrick banished Satan from a cave, resulting in the Rock’s landing in Cashel.

Cashel is reputed to be the site of the conversion of the King of Munster by St. Patrick in the 5th century. The Rock of Cashel was the traditional seat of the kings of Munster for several hundred years prior to the Norman invasion. In 1101, the King of Munster, Muirchertach Ua Briain, donated his fortress on the Rock to the Church.

The picturesque complex has a character of its own and is one of the most remarkable collections of Celtic art and medieval architecture to be found anywhere in Europe. Few remnants of the early structures survive; the majority of buildings on the current site date from the 12th and 13th centuries.

Dublin

Top 10 Things you must do in DUBLIN, Ireland. Dublin has so much to offer anyone visiting the city. From traditional music and dance, festive Irish pubs, castles, history and culture, plus the heritage of Irish Whiskey and the story of Guinness – there is something for everyone. Known as one of the friendliest cities in the world, you may even make an Irish friend of two!

 

Dingle

Bring the beauty of Ireland into your front room with this immersive tour of the Dingle Peninsula. Described by National Geographic as ‘the most beautiful place on earth,’ the Dingle Peninsula is a glorious mix of untouched wilderness, stunning coastlines and beautiful little towns.

Galway City

Galway, a harbour city on Ireland’s west coast, sits where the River Corrib meets the Atlantic Ocean. The city’s hub is 18th-century Eyre Square, a popular meeting spot surrounded by shops and traditional pubs that often offer live Irish folk music. Nearby, stone-clad cafes, boutiques and art galleries line the winding lanes of the Latin Quarter, which retains portions of the medieval city walls.

Blarney Castle

Built nearly six hundred years ago by one of Ireland’s greatest chieftains, Cormac MacCarthy, and has been attracting attention ever since. Over the last few hundred years, millions have flocked to Blarney making it a world landmark and one of Ireland’s greatest treasures. Now that might have something to do with the Blarney Stone, the legendary Stone of Eloquence, found at the top of our tower.

Kiss it and you’ll never again be lost for words. Kiss The Blarney Stone The Stone of Eloquence For over 200 years, world statesmen, literary giants, and legends of the silver screen have joined the millions of pilgrims climbing the steps to kiss the Blarney Stone and gain the gift of eloquence. Its powers are unquestioned but its story still creates debate. Once upon a time, visitors had to be held by the ankles and lowered head first over the battlements.

Today, we are rather more cautious of the safety of our visitors. The Stone itself is still set in the wall below the battlements. To kiss it, one has to lean backwards (holding on to an iron railing) from the parapet walk. The prize is a real one as once kissed the stone bestows the gift of eloquence.

 

Limerick

County Limerick (Irish: Contae Luimnigh) is a county in Ireland. It is located in the province of Munster, and is also part of the Mid-West Region. It is named after the city of Limerick.

O’Connell Street (Irish: Sráid Uí Chonaill) is the main thoroughfare of the city of Limerick. It was previously known as George’s Street until it was renamed after Daniel O’Connell. The street runs in parallel to the River Shannon and forms part of an overall thoroughfare, along with Rutland Street and Patrick Street, that bisects Limerick City Centre in a north east to south west direction.

Wow, That was the Top 10 Places to Visit in Ireland. Are you ready for a visit?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Been everywhere but Boyne valley and Blarney (My Psy asked if I really need to be more talkative), favourite spots : Killarney, then Galway (where I have visited the whole City !) Dingle, really lovely… just stayed one night in Limerick because I wanted to go to Foynes (Flying Boat Museum) and Sligo to see the Ben Bulben. Have been to Glasnevin put flowers on Michaël.Comlins Grave. 7 trips

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