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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.

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  • Kilmainham Gaol Museum

    Inchicore Rd
    Dublin 8
    D08 RK28


    Step into the poignant pages of Ireland’s history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, where the struggle for independence comes to life

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  • rock of cashel aerial view

    Rock of Cashel

    Co. Tipperary


    The Rock of Cashel is a must-visit destination suitable for history enthusiasts, architecture admirers, and travellers seeking a glimpse into Ireland’s fascinating past.

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  • St Stephen's Green, Dublin
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    St Stephen’s Green

    St Stephen's Green
    Dublin 2


    St. Stephen’s Green is a historic and picturesque urban park nestled in the heart of Dublin, Ireland, offering a serene oasis of lush greenery and rich cultural heritage.

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  • Temple Bar

    Temple Bar

    Temple Bar

    The thriving riverside neighbourhood is often referred to as Dublin’s cultural capital, with a wide range of cafes, pubs, bars and restaurants as well as boutiques and galleries.

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  • The Little Museum of Dublin

    15 St Stephen's Green
    Dublin 2
    D02 Y066


    Discover the captivating essence of Dublin’s rich history and culture at The Little Museum of Dublin.

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    Wild Atlantic Way

    Co. Galway

    County Galway’s stretch of the Wild Atlantic Way offers spectacular countryside and coastline vistas, it is also home to three of the route’s ‘Signature Experience’ points.

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