Things to do in Ireland – 10 of the best places to visit in Ireland

Dublin Cathedral, Ireland

Things to do in Ireland – 10 of the best places to visit in Ireland! Ireland is also known as the Emerald Island thanks to the beautiful green pastures. Gorgeous nature, the warm welcome of the Irish people and the perfect pint of black beer are all guarantees of wonderful holidays.

The city of Dublin is especially popular, but if you want to know the real Ireland, you have to go to the countryside. Here are a few places to consider when travelling to Ireland.

Things to do in Ireland

1. Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher are a very popular attraction, and one of the most spectacular sights you will ever lay eyes on. Formed over 320 million years ago, these cliffs go all the way over the Galway Bay and the Maum Turk Mountains to the north.

If you are looking for some idyllic scenery while visiting Ireland, you will definitely need to visit these cliffs.

Cliffs of Moher, Things to do in Ireland

Cliffs of Moher, Things to do in Ireland by Bea y Fredi

2. Ring of Kerry

Ring of Kerry is the most beautiful trail in all of Ireland, and it’s perfect for tourists who are looking to get some exercise while experiencing nature. If you want a real adventure while on vacation, this is a great choice.

Beara Peninsula and the Kerry Way are two of the oldest walking routes in Northern Ireland, and there is even a 15th-century castle nearby.

Killarney National Park — Ring of Kerry, Things to do in Ireland

Killarney National Park — Ring of Kerry, Things to do in Ireland by Tony Webster

3. The Burren

The Burren is an amazing landscape made up of rocky bounds and ruts that can present a real challenge to most hikers, but it’s definitely worth visiting if you are in Northern Ireland.

The beautiful wildflowers that grow between the cracks in the rocks make for a truly unique outdoor experience. This landscape is the result of thousands of years of acid erosion, and it’s one of this country’s most epic places to visit.

Poulnabrone Portal Tomb, Things to do in Ireland

Poulnabrone Portal Tomb, Things to do in Ireland by Daniel Stockman

4. Connemara National Park

Although there are a number of incredible national parks in Northern Ireland, Connemara is truly a cut above the rest. This park has the Twelve Bens, including Benbrack, Bencullagh, and Banbaun.

If you enjoy hiking and rock climbing, this is the perfect place to visit. There is also an old monastery in one of the most striking castles in all of Ireland.

Connemara National Park, Things to do in Ireland

Connemara National Park, Things to do in Ireland by Raphael Schön

5. Skellig Islands

The Skellig Islands are a great place to take a little side trip to, and they include the Ring of Kerry tourist trail. Skellig Michael is the larger part of two islands, located 11.6 kilometres west of the Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry.

There are numerous hiking trails that you can go on to see the incredibly rugged yet beautiful landscape here.

Skellig islands, Things to do in Ireland

Skellig islands, Things to do in Ireland by Lachlan O’Dea

6. Aran Islands

The Aran Islands is where you go when you want to experience a truly traditional Irish village. Many of the people here actually speak Gaelic as their primary language, and there are a lot of farming communities.

The sandy beaches and beautiful landscape of this area make it a perfect place to visit for anyone who visits Northern Ireland.

Aran Islands, Things to do in Ireland

Aran Islands, Things to do in Ireland by Rachel Miles

7. Glenveagh National Park

Glenveagh National Park is one of Ireland’s natural treasures, and it’s a very popular place for tourists to visit. If you ever find yourself in this country, you will definitely want to head over to this park.

The mountaintop views and old 19th-century castles only add to the sheer majesty and magnificence of this place. There is also lots of incredible wildlife that you can see while you are here.

Glenveagh National Park, Things to do in Ireland

Glenveagh National Park, Things to do in Ireland by Anna & Michal

8. Glendalough

If you are visiting Dublin, Glendalough makes for the perfect day trip. The Wicklow Mountains National Park has some of the best scenery in the country, and it is ideal for those who want an outdoor adventure before going back home.

This countryside has a rugged sort of beauty that you simply won’t find anywhere else in the entire country.

Glendalough, Things to do in Ireland

Glendalough, Things to do in Ireland by chripell

9. Cooley Peninsula

Cooley Peninsula spills into the Irish Sea, and its long stretch of sandy shore is the perfect place to stroll along for some truly unforgettable scenery. You are bound to love the views that you get from the Mourne Mountains, which are heavily forested with all sorts of wildlife.

There is also an old medieval village that you can walk through while you are here.

Cooley Peninsula, Things to do in Ireland

Cooley Peninsula, Things to do in Ireland by Rob Hurson

10. Dublin

There were literary legends along Dublin streets like James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw, or Bram Stoker. The largest convent in Dublin is Gothic St. Patrick’s Cathedral. With a tower of up to 69 meters, it is also the largest church in the whole of Ireland.

On Friday, March 17th, the Irish celebrate the patron saint of St. Patrick’s, which is associated with great celebrations. So this date is either one of the best times to visit Dublin, or one of the worst! 🙂 Depends just on you!

Dublin Cathedral, Things to do in Ireland

Dublin Cathedral, Things to do in Ireland by Tony Webster

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