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Things to do in Ireland

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Discover the best attractions and things to do in Ireland

Known for its hospitality, rich history and vibrant arts scene, there are so many things to do in Ireland

Visitors are spoilt for choice with scenic drives, hidden beaches and mountain hikes, as well as city breaks and historic sites. However you choose to spend your holiday, Ireland has so much to offer, all-year-round!

Ireland Attractions

Wondering what to see in Ireland? If castles are high on your list, stay in County Cork to visit Blarney Castle & Gardens, alongside colourful coastal towns and the historic city of Cork. Bunratty Castle & Folk Park is another family-friendly day out in County Clare to join in with ancient traditions.

Ireland’s natural attractions entice wildlife and walking enthusiasts from all over the world. Hike along the breath-taking Cliffs of Moher, venture into the Wicklow Mountains of County Wicklow and discover Irish mythology at The Giant’s Causeway in County Antrim. You won’t be short of breath-taking views in Ireland.

Ireland Activities

It wouldn’t be a trip to Ireland without tasting the country’s iconic beer at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin! Temple Bar is the city’s famous, riverside neighbourhood hosting a diverse range of eateries and boutiques. To learn more about Irish history, County Derry hosts fascinating museums and galleries, and Lissadell House is home to Irish heritage in County Sligo.

Road trips are one of the best things to do in Ireland to cover much of the spectacular scenery. County Kerry is the site of the famed Ring of Kerry, whilst the Wild Atlantic Way offers sweeping sea views in County Galway. Looking to relax by the sea? Find award-winning beaches in County Wexford, home to the idyllic Curracloe Beach.

Keep reading to find out what to see in Ireland…

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  • blarney castle, ireland

    Blarney Castle

    Co. Cork


    Home of the famous Blarney Stone, the castle is the third of which to be erected on the site, with the current structure having been built in 1446 by Dermot McCarthy, King of Munster.

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  • Bunratty Castle and Folk Park at Dusk

    Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

    Bunratty West
    Co. Clare


    A 15th century tower house that has been restored to reflect its glorious past, Bunratty Castle and Folk Park offers visitors the chance to join in on one of the medieval banquets held throughout the year.

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  • cliffs of moher aerial view

    Cliffs of Moher

    Lislorkan North
    Co. Clare

    Stand in awe at the Cliffs of Moher, a majestic natural wonder on Ireland’s west coast.

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  • curracloe beach dunes, ireland

    Curracloe Beach


    Dog Friendly

    Parking Available

    One of the most popular beaches in Ireland, Curracloe’s soft golden sand entices visitors to explore their beautiful surrounding, search for wildlife and enjoy some relaxing sunbathing.

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  • Enniskillen Castle

    BT74 7HL

    028 6632 5000

    Almost 600 years ago, Gaelic Maguires constructed Enniskillen Castle in County Fermanagh, on the banks of the River Erne. Due to its historical role of protecting a key entry point into Ulster, it has been a site of great strategic significance.          

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  • EPIC Irish Emigration Museum
    Image Credits: Eleanor Milano - CC BY-SA 4.0

    EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

    The Chq Building
    Custom House Quay
    North Dock
    Dublin 1


    Step into the captivating narrative of human journeys and resilience at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum.

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  • a pint of guinness

    Guinness Storehouse

    St. James's Gate
    Dublin 8
    D08 VF8H


    The Guinness Storehouse is a brewery experience introducing visitors to the fascinating history of country’s favourite beer, including tastings and the chance to have a drink in the beautiful rooftop bar of St. James’ Gate Brewery.

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  • whiskey being poured into glasses

    Irish Whiskey Museum

    119 Grafton Street
    D02 E620


    Experience rich heritage and intricate craftsmanship of Ireland’s iconic spirit at the Irish Whiskey Museum in Dublin.

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  • Jameson Distillery Mural
    Image Credits: Dieglop - CC BY-SA 4.0

    Jameson Distillery Bow St.

    Bow St
    Dublin 7
    D07 N9VH


    Uncover the art, heritage, and exceptional craftsmanship behind Ireland’s renowned whiskey at Jameson Distillery Bow St.

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  • Killarney National Park reflection on water

    Killarney National Park

    Near Killarney Town
    County Kerry

    +353 85 801 7973

    Nestled in southwestern Ireland, Killarney National Park stands as a breathtaking testament to nature’s grandeur. Come here for a day out to remember.

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