The top ten must-see historic and cultural sites in Ireland
Guides and discounts to Ireland's best tourist attraction
The most famous tourist spot in Ireland, the Blarney Castle is a short venture out from Cork City, County Cork. Though best known for the stone, Blarney Castle is a historic site with lots of information about pre-Christian times and battling clans in Ireland. Those who venture to the top of the castle can lean (backwards) over the edge and kiss the Blarney Stone for the gift of gab, while others may just want to watch.
Cliffs of Moher
Recently named one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, The Cliffs of Moher are a stunning tourist destination on the Atlantic Coast of Ireland. The cliffs range in height from 120 meters (394 feet) above the Atlantic, to 214 meters (702 feet). Tours of the cliffs include views from the edge and boat tours beside them. A lot of wildlife habitat near the cliffs which make for fun field spotting games.
Craggaunowen, the Living Past
This archeological open-air museum settled in County Clare, tells the story of Ireland’s most famous clan, the Celts. The historic site features many ancient dwellings and built structures dating back to the Bronze and Early Iron Ages. There is also a replica of the boat believe to be used by Ireland’s king Brendan, who discovered the Emerald Isle. Ring forts and castles are also on the Craggauowen grounds, which show the history and fortitude of the ancient Irish.
IRELAND'S WEST (Galway-Killary-Sligo):
There are beautiful panoramic views to be seen from Killary Harbor. Ireland’s on fjord, Killary Harbor features catamaran tours and cruises, which are still a smooth ride, even in rainy Irish weather. The fjord winds between Galway and Mayo and is a scenic yet relaxing tour of some of Ireland’s natural wonders.
Enniskillen Castle Museum
Originally a Gaelic Maguire stronghold, the Enniskillen Castle Museum in County Fermanagh has been completely refurbished and is now a living museum, which re-enactors and dressed up tour guides. Special exhibits happen year-round and include artifacts and information about Irish history, art, music and archeology.