Top things to see and do in Ireland before you die

top things to see and do in ireland before you die

Mizen Head

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Mizen head is located in County Cork and is one of Ireland’s most southerly points. Visit the old signal station and view the dramatic cliff scenery. Watch out for the humpback whales and seals in the area!

Malin Head

The most northerly point in Ireland in County Donegal. The distinct shoreline shows the relationship between the land and sea from when the glaciers melted some 15,000 years ago. An ideal viewing point to see the southward migration in Autumn of Gannets and skuas.

Enjoy the music and culture in Doolin

This coastal village in County Clare is an absolute delight. Doolin is the centre of traditional Irish music and the vibrant pubs have plenty for you to enjoy! A great base to spend the night after visiting the Cliffs of Moher nearby.

Giants Causeway

Giants causeway

Declared a World Heritage site in 1986 by UNESCO, the Giant’s Causeway located at the top of the Island of Ireland is one of the most beautiful natural wonders in the world, visually striking with it’s interlocking basalt columns which are mostly hexagonal. A must visit!

Newgrange

Magical Newgrange

Newgrange is an ancient passage tomb built around 3200 BC by a Neolithic farming community. That’s 100’s of years before the pyramid of Giza! Known for the winter solstice every year where the sun illuminates the inner chamber for around 17 minutes.

Cork's English Market

cork english market

This famous food market is located in the centre of Cork. Highly regarded for it’s 19th century architecture and locally produced artisan food. Take a walk around here and enjoy the amazing atmosphere and food.

Galway Aboo halloween festival

The Macnas Festival in Galway city

Taking place in Galway’s medieval streets, each October, it’s the countries largest Halloween festival and makes for an incredible weekend of fun. The Macnas parade is something to behold, full of giant creations and epic performances!

The Aran Islands

Inishmore, Aran Islands

Three islands located at the mouth of Galway bay in Ireland’s west, The Aran Islands have approx 1,200 people living there, primarily speaking Irish. The geology is mainly karst limestone. There are many Bronze and Iron age forts on the Island, along with a remarkable assemblage of plants & animals. A beautiful part of Ireland that is worthy of a visit.

Dingle

The Dingle Peninsula- We promisethat it will be an unforgettable experience

Dingle is one of the most beautiful parts of Ireland, explore this dramatic and beautiful region that is littered with archaeological wonders, historical and cultural gems and golden beaches that meet the wild rolling waves of the wild Atlantic Ocean. Slea Head drive in particular is spectacular and you won’t forget this place anytime soon.

Black Taxi Tour Belfast

Belfast taxi

Get to know the real history of Belfast with it’s famous black taxi tours. Enjoy an informative history lesson through Belfast’s past led by a local guide. Highly recommended with many great reviews.

See a match in Croke Park

Croke Park Dublin

The Gaelic games of football and hurling are very popular and played in every corner of Ireland. The passion of the crowd and excitement in the games is phenomenal, especially during an All-Ireland final game in Croke park stadium in Dublin!

The Burren

The beautiful Burren landscape

The landscape of the Burren has been shaped for hundreds of millions of years. Filled with the riches of Irish history and a microcosm of Ireland’s wildlife thrives. Rugged and beautiful, marvel at the undulating landscape, and ecological wonders.

Visit the Titanic Museum

Titanic Belfast

Immerse yourself in the story of the Titanic with a visit to the very impressive visitor centre. This multimedia extravaganza is simply unmissable with elements of Titanic’s interiors reproduced, with accounts of the ship’s sinking.

Try the strawberries in County Wexford

Wexford strawberries

Whilst visiting County Wexford in the summer, don’t forget to try the bounty of strawberries available in Ireland’s sunny south east. Wexford is proud of the quality strawberries it produces and they are delicious!

Powerscourt waterfall Wicklow

Powerscourt Waterfall

The highest waterfall in Ireland in the foothills of the Wicklow mountains at 121 metres. Relax in the grounds, and try to spot some of the locals – the Cuckoo, Raven and the Willow Warbler. A favorite place for picnics and barbecues.

Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland’s most popular tourist destinations and for good reason, they are spectacular! Located in the west of Ireland in County Clare, they offer some of the most amazing views Ireland has to offer, attracting 1.5 million people per year.

Kayaking in Killarney

Kayaking in Killarney. Discover the hidden beauty of the Lakes of Killarney with a gentle kayak adventure exploring the incredible history of Ross Castle and experiencing the lakes unique wild nature. A must do while visiting Killarney in County Kerry.

Ring of Kerry

Ring of Kerry

Discover the unique cultural and ecological wonders of the real Ring of Kerry with a mesmerizing day tour and self guided walking experience that explores the spectacular setting of Bray Head on Valentia Island.

Experience a unique journey along the Ring of Kerry as we take you towards the striking rugged Atlantic coastline of one of Ireland’s largest peninsulas.

Guinness Storehouse Dublin

Guinness Storehouse

The Guinness Storehouse opened in 2000 and spans seven floors, shaped in the form of a pint of Guinness! No visit to Dublin is complete without a trip here. Discover what goes into the making of each pint through a myriad of interactive exhibitions and displays. Ireland’s number 1 international visitor attraction!

Experience the views of Slieve League

Sheep at Slieve League

These breathtaking cliffs in Donegal are astounding, it feels like you are at the edge of the world. Wild, dramatic and majestic at 609 metres at their highest point. This part of the Wild Atlantic Way will leave you speechless!

Simply enjoy an ice cream by the beach

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Enough said :)

 

~ Jason