Top 10 Destinations in Ireland

posted on 13th of march, 2017


From ancient history to natural beauty, Ireland features spectacular sights, assorted with bustling cities and cheerful pubs. As Saint Patrick's Day is fast approaching, I'm gonna take advantage of this occasion to introduce you to the top 10 destinations of the Emerald Isle:

10. Cong - home of the Ashford Castle, built some 800 years ago and owned by the Guinness family before being converted in a luxury hotel.

9. Ring of Kerry - the scenic drive around the Iveragh Peninsula in southwest Ireland's County Kerry, that will make you fall in love with the Irish scenery, dramatic coastline and ancient archaeological treasures.

8. Dromoland Castle - built some 200 years ago in County Clare, it is now converted into a luxury hotel, featuring an award-winning restaurant.

7. Cork - charming university city, having its centre on an island in the River Lee. Expect to cross many bridges while wandering the streets of this historical gem.

6. Killarney National Park - Ireland's wonderland of mountains, stunning lakes and woodlands.

5. Giant's Causeway - a natural rock honeycomb formation, made of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. As the name says, it really looks like it was fashioned by giants.

4. Donegal - intriguing town featuring a fairytale harbour with its serene beaches, a well-known hub for music, poetic and cultural gatherings.

3. Cliffs of Moher - rising above the Atlantic Ocean at Hag's Head, the cliffs got their name from an old promontory fort called Mothar or Moher. They are probably the most famous part of Ireland's west coastline.

2. Galway - best known for its art galleries and shops, the city lies on the River Corrib between Lough Corrib and Galway Bay and it's West Ireland's largest city. Great place to visit for traditional Irish music and vibrant pubs.

1. Dublin - the capital and the largest city, home for more than a third of the nation's population, Dublin is the obvious number 1 destination when visiting Ireland. From historic cathedrals to the pubs in Temple Bar, and the Guinness beer which tastes better fresh from the factory, Dublin is a wonderful city that invites exploration.

Already making travel plans? Visit the Ireland collection for more ideas.

Comments (21)

Posted by Danieldanleelee1 on October 09, 2017
Yes, you are right! this is an amazing country!
Posted by Imagoinsulae on April 07, 2017
Lovely Ireland.
Lovely Irish people.

.... from Italy ... from my Italian heart
Posted by Wvalbuena81 on April 01, 2017
Great pics.!
Posted by Onime on March 30, 2017
beautiful places
Posted by Dudau on March 29, 2017
Thank you for reading, guys!
Posted by Hamik on March 29, 2017
Nice. I was in Northern Ireland 6 years ago. I visited Giant's Causeway. It is beautiful place !
Posted by Williamsphere on March 28, 2017
You have definitely sold me on Ireland and I had it on my list already. Fantastic views!
Posted by Noramaj44 on March 26, 2017
Fantastic views..
Posted by Teyakp on March 23, 2017
Posted by Rihardzz on March 21, 2017
Good to see my photo, N2 , Galway, in this collection. There much more beautiful places in Ireland.
Posted by Leesniderphotoimages on March 21, 2017
I quite agree with your choices but think the ROCK OF CASHEL in
County Tipperary is an absolute must for any traveler or photographer who visits Ireland.
Posted by Trainpartner on March 18, 2017
Thank you! Great shots and great places. Ireland is in my bucket list!
Posted by Apotgiete on March 18, 2017
when i get a chance to travel i want to go to Ireland.It is so beautiful
Posted by Viocara on March 17, 2017
Beautiful shots! I'd like that! Thank You!
Posted by Suzanpeterson on March 17, 2017
I want to go back to Ireland and see some of these places! Beautiful photos.
Posted by Joe1971 on March 17, 2017
Beautiful photos!
Posted by Anica867 on March 17, 2017
Inspirational, and I hope to have the opportunity to visit Ireland!
Posted by Bobbrooky on March 16, 2017
It truly is a beautiful country, go there!
Posted by Julietta24 on March 16, 2017
Beautiful! Immediately wanted to Ireland!
Posted by Lenutaidi on March 13, 2017
Wonderful images and great collection! Who knows maybe one day....after I'll sell still 1,500 images from my portfolio :) I'll make a travel plan :) Thank you for sharing!
Posted by Hel080808 on March 13, 2017
Congrats! Beautiful photos and a selection of great destinations! And in addition the Irish people are very special: Mostly all of them are good singers and have a droll humor!

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