Map of Places to visit in Ireland

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This interactive map of Ireland shows the location of recommended places to visit and historic locations all over Ireland. Click the links below to filter the results, click any map marker for details, directions and a link to more information.

At the moment all the places we recommend are not included below – maps are still being created for some of them, and as that happens they will appear below.

Map of Churches & Holy Places in Ireland



Croagh Patrick

Croagh Patrick , Co Mayo

This mountain in Mayo is closely associated with St Patrick and is the scene of an annual pilgrimage that can trace its origins to pre-Christian Ireland Pilgrims traditionally walk barefoot to the top of the mountain over sharp and unstable stone tracks in the process gaining penitence... Read More

Grotto in Mitchelstown

Roadside Shrines and Grottoes

You can't travel far in Ireland without coming across statues by the side of the road in Ireland Some are single but many are tableaux and are set in elaborate and well maintained surroundings The largest number are statues of Mary most of which were originally erected during the Marian Year in... Read More

Glencolmcille

Glencolmcille , Co Donegal

The annual pilgrimage here each June is now a devoutly Christian event but with origins that stretch back to pre-Christian Celtic Ireland It's an area of astonishing natural beauty so even if you are not there at the time of the pilgrimage is well worth visiting... Read More

St Canices Cathedral

St Canice’s Cathedral , Co Kilkenny

The city of Kilkenny takes its name from this Cathedral which was built during the early th century on the site of an earlier monastic settlement The story of Kilkenny is told inside in the graves of the people buried there while outside the round tour is one of the few in Ireland that visitors can climb... Read More

St Nicholas of Myra Church

St. Nicholas of Myra , Co Galway

Local lore has it that Christopher Columbus prayed in this church located in Galway city centre before leaving on the voyage that took him to America It's been in both Protestant and Catholic hands at various times since it was established in but always at the heart of Galway life... Read More

Galway Cathedral at Dusk

Galway Cathedral , Co Galway

This modern cathedral completed in is to say the least eclectic in design mixing Romanesque Gothic and Moorish influences in a way that somehow works Inside there is some good church art and in particular lovely stained glass windows... Read More

Lough Derg

Lough Derg , Co Donegal

For generations of Irish people this has been a place to retreat to for prayer fasting and pilgrimage In spite of a changing world many people still make an annual visit Although the pilgrimage is a tough challenge the location compensates somewhat It's an island set in a beautiful lake and surrounded by dramatic scenery... Read More

Knock Shrine

Knock Shrine , Co Mayo

Knock is famed as the scene of an apparition of the Virgin Mary St Joseph and St John the Evangelist and draws large numbers to prayer and pilgrimage While many people believe earnestly that an apparition took place in Knock a more skeptical view also exists and some people believe the figures seen were projected onto a wall... Read More

Ennis Friary

Ennis Friary , Co Clare

Home to Franciscan Monks for almost years the town of Ennis in Ireland grew up around Ennis Friary which was once home to over monks and their followers Though ruined now a visit still reveals much about the lives lived by the congregation of monks and their place in the community around them... Read More