Places to Visit in Ireland

Stone Walls

The ubiquitous stone walls or fences seen in Ireland are the object of much curiosity from visitors, particularly those built without mortar in the …

Lough Derg

For generations of Irish people this has been a place to retreat to, for prayer, fasting and pilgrimage.

Loop Head

Away from the crowds around the Cliffs of Moher there is a quieter but no less beautiful stretch of coastline in Clare, around peaceful Loop Head.

Blarney Castle

A visit to Blarney Castle and a chance to kiss the Blarney stone are fixtures on many Irish tour itineraries, but is it actually a must-see or …

Tory Island

This tiny island off the coast of Donegal isn't always the easiest to get to - you're depending on good weather - but it is always worth the effort.

Glendalough

Glendalough in Co Wicklow with its famous round tower was one of the most important Christian monastic settlements in Europe.

The Hugh Lane Gallery

The Hugh Lane Gallery houses one of the most important contemporary art collections in Ireland in an interesting Georgian building formerly known as …

Skellig Michael

Skellig Micheal is a World heritage site, site of an ancient Christian monastery and an important wild bird sanctuary.

Inistioge, Co Kilkenny

Inistioge is a romantic village beautifully located on the banks of the River Nore in South Kilkenny which has been the location for several movies …

Magic Roads

Whether they are illusions or not, find one of these roads and prepare to be amazed as you turn off the engine and your car rolls uphill.

Knock Shrine

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.

The Phoenix Park

This vast enclosed park in Dublin houses a Zoo, residences for the president of Ireland and the US ambassador as well as a herd of wild deer.

The Burren

The Burren is a unique landscape, a vast limestone plateau stretching inland from the Cliffs of Moher, below which is a subterranean world of caves, …

Cork Public Museum

A nice local museum, with a wide range of exhibits primarily related to Cork city, its history and in particular some of the famous Cork people who …

Scattery Island

Now uninhabited, Scattery was lived in from the time St Senen established a monastery there in 534 until the last Islanders left in 1978.

Killykeen Forest Park

Killykeen is a large forested area beside Lough Oughter in Co Cavan, which as well as good walks has an interesting ruined castle on an Island and a …

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