Ever the iconic image to sum up Ireland's beauty, the Cliffs of Moher stretch along the Clare coast, rising 120 metres above the Atlantic Ocean.
On a clear day it's hard to find a more magnificent sight, seeing the cliffs jut out for miles. Just make sure not to walk too close to the edge!
Rising out of the forest on the banks of the Pollacapall Lough, Kylemore Abbey looks more like a fairytale castle than a Benedictine monastery. This is a magnificent building containing 33 bedrooms, a library, a gun room and a smoking room along with extensive Victorian gardens built during its time as a private estate.
The Abbey was a boarding school for girls for many years, but now opens only as an attraction.
Just an hour's drive outside Dublin, this beautiful monastic settlement dating back to the 6th century is surrounded by lakeland. The famous round tower was once a place of refuge during times of attack, and the monuments surrounding the picturesque Upper Lake include amazing remnants of churches and enclosures.
There are plenty of stunning lake walks to take and the more adventurous can try rock-climbing on the surrounding crags.
The Ring of Kerry
The Ring of Kerry refers to a tourist trail spanning over 170km that takes in some of the best of southwest Ireland. The circular road passes through the unparalleled beauty of places like Muckross House, Torc Waterfall, Moll's Gap and the Ogham Stones, and represents the perfect day trip when the sun comes out.