Top 10 Destinations in Ireland

From ancient history to natural beauty, Ireland features spectacular sights, assorted with bustling cities and cheerful pubs. As Saint Patrick's Day is fast approaching, I'm gonna take advantage of this occasion to introduce you to the top 10 destinations of the Emerald Isle:

10. Cong - home of the Ashford Castle, built some 800 years ago and owned by the Guinness family before being converted in a luxury hotel.

9. Ring of Kerry - the scenic drive around the Iveragh Peninsula in southwest Ireland's County Kerry, that will make you fall in love with the Irish scenery, dramatic coastline and ancient archaeological treasures.

8. Dromoland Castle - built some 200 years ago in County Clare, it is now converted into a luxury hotel, featuring an award-winning restaurant.

7. Cork - charming university city, having its centre on an island in the River Lee. Expect to cross many bridges while wandering the streets of this historical gem.

6. Killarney National Park - Ireland's wonderland of mountains, stunning lakes and woodlands.

5. Giant's Causeway - a natural rock honeycomb formation, made of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. As the name says, it really looks like it was fashioned by giants.

4. Donegal - intriguing town featuring a fairytale harbour with its serene beaches, a well-known hub for music, poetic and cultural gatherings.

3. Cliffs of Moher - rising above the Atlantic Ocean at Hag's Head, the cliffs got their name from an old promontory fort called Mothar or Moher. They are probably the most famous part of Ireland's west coastline.

2. Galway - best known for its art galleries and shops, the city lies on the River Corrib between Lough Corrib and Galway Bay and it's West Ireland's largest city. Great place to visit for traditional Irish music and vibrant pubs.

1. Dublin - the capital and the largest city, home for more than a third of the nation's population, Dublin is the obvious number 1 destination when visiting Ireland. From historic cathedrals to the pubs in Temple Bar, and the Guinness beer which tastes better fresh from the factory, Dublin is a wonderful city that invites exploration.

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October 09, 2017

Danieldanleelee1

Yes, you are right! this is an amazing country!

April 07, 2017

Imagoinsulae

Lovely Ireland.
Lovely Irish people.

.... from Italy ... from my Italian heart

April 01, 2017

Wvalbuena81

Great pics.!

March 30, 2017

Onime

beautiful places

March 29, 2017

Dudau

Thank you for reading, guys!

March 29, 2017

Hamik

Nice. I was in Northern Ireland 6 years ago. I visited Giant's Causeway. It is beautiful place !

March 28, 2017

Williamsphere

You have definitely sold me on Ireland and I had it on my list already. Fantastic views!

March 26, 2017

Noramaj44

Fantastic views..

March 23, 2017

Teyakp

BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS! Congrats!

March 21, 2017

Rihardzz

Good to see my photo, N2 , Galway, in this collection. There much more beautiful places in Ireland.

March 21, 2017

Leesniderphotoimages

I quite agree with your choices but think the ROCK OF CASHEL in
County Tipperary is an absolute must for any traveler or photographer who visits Ireland.

March 18, 2017

Trainpartner

Thank you! Great shots and great places. Ireland is in my bucket list!

March 18, 2017

Apotgiete

when i get a chance to travel i want to go to Ireland.It is so beautiful

March 17, 2017

Viocara

Beautiful shots! I'd like that! Thank You!

March 17, 2017

Suzanpeterson

I want to go back to Ireland and see some of these places! Beautiful photos.

March 17, 2017

Joe1971

Beautiful photos!

March 17, 2017

Anica867

Inspirational, and I hope to have the opportunity to visit Ireland!

March 16, 2017

Bobbrooky

It truly is a beautiful country, go there!

March 16, 2017

Julietta24

Beautiful! Immediately wanted to Ireland!

March 13, 2017

Lenutaidi

Wonderful images and great collection! Who knows maybe one day....after I'll sell still 1,500 images from my portfolio :) I'll make a travel plan :) Thank you for sharing!

March 13, 2017

Hel080808

Congrats! Beautiful photos and a selection of great destinations! And in addition the Irish people are very special: Mostly all of them are good singers and have a droll humor!

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