The Cliffs of Moher
The Cliffs of Moher are Ireland’s most visited natural attraction – and with good reason. The awe-inspiring site of these cliffs is enough to drive upwards of 1 million tourists to visit every year. The monumental cliffs stretch eight kilometers, looking out over the Atlantic Ocean. At their tallest, they stand 214 meters high, and provide breathtaking views for visitors.
The cliffs are only a short drive from Galway, in the County Clare. This makes them easily accessible for tourists, aiding to their popularity. There are plenty of guided coach tours to the Cliffs of Moher, and a walking trail along them for visitors to traverse.
Grafton Street, Dublin
It’s hard to describe the atmosphere of Grafton Street. Though famous for its shopping, this street has so much more to offer. From historical venues, restaurants & pubs, buskers and more – there is nowhere on Earth quite like Grafton. With so much to take in, it sometimes helps to just sit and watch with a nice cup of coffee.
Although this is the shopping hub of Dublin, you may find a better experience in spending your time than money. The personalities and entertainment that you can find here are rivaled by none. There is so much to find and discover here that Grafton Street has to be on your list of things to do while visiting Ireland.
Killarney National Park and Muckross House & Gardens
While the Killarney National Park has so much to offer already, the Muckross House & Gardens are the proverbial “icing on the cake”. Located in the Kerry Region, if you’re visiting this part of Ireland, this is a must see. The mansion is located right on the shores of the Muckross Lake, and absolutely embodies the opulence of the grand Victorian style.
The house and gardens are just one of many attractions in the Killarney National Park. Tourists also love exploring the beautiful scenery and touring the expansive trails around the park. If you’re feeling fancy you can view the Muckross House & more popular areas of Killarney Park by Jaunting Cars – horse & buggy carriages.
The Ring of Kerry
Kerry is home to one of Ireland’s most scenic places – and that is saying a lot. The Ring of Kerry, also known as the Iveragh Peninsula, is a route that follows a gorgeous coastal inlet that is accessible to tourists. To journey around the peninsula usually takes around 3 hours and is well worth the trip. On the way you’ll be amazed by the picturesque scenery, including mountains, stunning ocean views, quant villages, and much, much more.
The Rock of Cashel
One Ireland’s most visited historical sites, the Rock of Cashel is one of the most recognized castles in Ireland. It is featured on countless post cards, brochures and imagery for Ireland tourists. The castle is set upon a high hill of limestone rock in an area known as the Golden Vale. Although the earliest parts of the castle were built in the 12th century, it has been added to over time. This includes a Roman Chapel in the 12th century, a Gothic style cathedral added in the 13th century, and a castle built in the 15th century. There are guided tours of The Rock, with compete audio and visual shows and exhibits.