Ireland's Popular Tourist Attractions

Top Destinations of Ireland
Top must-go tourist attractions of Ireland
Cliff of Moher is steep sea cliffs.  Their name derives from a ruined promontory fort called Mothar or Moher which was demolished during the Napoleonic wars to make room for a signal tower at Hag's Head, the southernmost point of the cliffed coast, now the site of Moher Tower.
Cliff of Moher is one of the most iconic tourist attractions of Ireland, situated on the Wild Atlantic Way ...
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Kilkenny Castle was originally built by Strongbow as a wooden castle on that site overlooking the River Nore in 1172. For over 20 years later around in 1195, his son-in-law the Earl of Pembroke built the first stone castle. Three of this castle's original four towers survive today.
Kilkenny Castle sets in the heart of Kilkenny city used to control a fording-point of the River Nore and the jun...
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Hook Lighthouse is located at the tip of the Hook Peninsula in County Wexford, Ireland. The present structure dates back 800 years to th emedieval tower of Hook.  Hook lighthouse, constructed with local limestone, is one of th emost fascinating examples of medieval architecture in Ireland.  The tower stands four stories high, with walls of up to four metres thick.  The Lighthouse of... read more
The Book of Kells is Ireland's greatest cultural treasure and the world's most famous medieval manuscript. The 9th century book is a richly decorated copy of the four Gospels of the life of Jesus Christ.
The Book of Kells Exhibition is a must-see on the itinerary of all visitors to Dublin. Located in the heart of Dublin City, a walk through the cobbled stones of Trinity College Dublin will bring v...
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Trinity College is located at the heart of Dublin on College Green, opposite to the historic Irish Houses of Parliament. The college proper occupies 190,000 m2 (47 acres), with many of its buildings ranged around large quadrangles (known as 'squares') and two playing fields. Academically, it is divided into three faculties comprising 25 schools, offering degree and diploma courses at both und... read more
O'Connell Monument, the memorial to Daniel O'Connell, the 19th century nationalist leader, by sculptor John Henry Foley, which stands at the entrance to the bridge named after him. The monument is in three parts, surmounted by the figure of O’Connell. The base is heavy limestone with four winged figures representing Patriotism, Fidelity, Courage and Eloquence. Above this is a drum surrounded... read more
Temple Bar area is a centre square for nightlife, set on the South bank of the River Liffey. The square is various tourist-focused nightclubs, restaurants and bars. Pubs in the area include The Temple Bar Pub, The Porterhouse, the Oliver St. John Gogarty, the Turk's Head, Czech Inn, the Quays Bar, the Foggy Dew, The Auld Dubliner and Bad Bobs.
The area has two renovated squares – M...
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Waterford Crystal has moved to a magnificent new home in the city centre of Waterford.  The highlight of any visit, the Factory Tour gives you an up close and personal insight into the centuries-old tradition of Waterford Crystal making.  You'll feel the heat of the furnance and marvel at the skills of the craftsmen.  After the factory tour, indulge your passion for the world's most... read more
Tramore beach is situated 25 minutes' drive to the south from Waterford.  The beach stretches 5 km (3 miles) along Waterford's Atlantic coast. Thus, it's name means 'Big Strand'.
Because of the beach, Tramore town does call a crowd from nearby Waterford City. There is always plenty of accommodation to spread out on this spacious beach. Along the shoreline to the prepared carpark, there are a ...
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King John's Castle dates back the construction in 1212 and took decades to complete. First to be built was the imposing two towerd gatehouse.  All the construction was under the control of the Master Mason who was not only architect and engineer but also responsible for the hiring and firing of trademen on the site.
By the 1500s the thriving city was home to 3,500 people and the port whi...
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