Places to Visit in Ireland

Tullynally Castle

Tullynally has been home to the Pakenham family for more that 350 years, and still is.

National Print Museum

This fascinating museum tells the story of book and newspaper printing in Ireland with a collection of printing presses, woodblocks and old printed items.

Cahir Castle

A particular good example of Ireland Norman castles, Cahir Castle has been well restored and visitors, especially younger ones, will enjoy exploring …

The Cavan and Leitrim Railway

It's one of the great tragedies of Ireland that a once extensive local railway network was allowed to disappear.

Ballymaloe Gardens

There are several very different gardens here, including the perfect kitchen garden growing vegetables and herbs for the famous Ballymaloe restuarant …

The Dillon Garden

Surprisingly located in suburban Dublin the Dillon garden is packed with unusual plants beautifully planted.

Mount Usher Gardens

In the 'Garden of Ireland', Co Wicklow, Mount Usher is a place of careful but informal planting in keeping with the surrounding countryside.

Dublin Zoo

Located in the wonderful Phoenix Park, Dublin Zoo is one of Ireland's most popular visitor attractions and is a perennial kid's favourite.

Duncannon Fort

Duncannon Fort in Wexford is a star shaped fort which has had an important role in defending Waterford Port for more than 800 years.

Emo Court

Emo Court is a Gandon designed Georgian house at the centre of a huge landscaped estate of gardens, walks and grand vistas.

Fota Wildlife Park

This is the way a zoo should be - with animals kept in large enclosures designed to emulate their natural habitats - not just better for the animals …

Birr Castle and Demesne

Once home to the world's largest telescope, Birr Castle has a fascinating collection of scientific and engineering items from Ireland's past.

Trim Castle

Although now virtually in ruins Trim Castle is an excellent example of an early Norman defensive castle, with a thick outer curtain wall protecting …

Ulster American Folk Park

The Ulster American Folk Park tells, in a vivid and entertaining fashion, the parallel stories of emigration from Ireland and the discovery of the …

Kilmainham Jail

Kilmainham Gaol (or Kilmainham Jail) has a central role in Irish political and social history and was the place of execution of leaders of many Irish rebellions.

Castletown House

This beautiful Palladian mansion is one of the finest historic houses in Ireland, and it's terrible to think how close it came to being lost.

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