The top 10 natural wonders of Ireland - SEE PHOTOS
Ireland is home to more natural wonders than any of our European cousins
5. Slieve Blooms in County Laois
The Slieve Blooms mountains in County Laois stand at the very heart of Ireland and offer a chance for the visitor to slow down and really enjoy the scenery. Hike along leafy forest trails passing waterfalls and streams or cycle down the peaceful country roads. Enjoy the warm glow of a traditional turf fire at night. Sleeping won't be a problem after a day out in the shady forest trails and long green glens.
6. The Ring of Gullion
The Ring of Gullion in County Armagh is a unique geological landform. A ring dyke not found anywhere else in Ireland, the heather clad Slieve Gullion is surrounded by a circle of low hills 24 miles in diameter. Slieve Gullion's reputation as Ireland's mountain of mystery arises from its rich associations with Irish legends and myths.
7. The River Shannon
The River Shannon carves its way through some exceptional countryside, and at 231 miles is the longest river in Ireland. This enchanting waterway weaves past picturesque villages down to the Atlantic Ocean at Limerick and makes an ideal spot for a fishing, boating, or simply relaxing vacation.
8. The Burren
The Burren in County Clare. Identifying the plethora of flora and fauna in the region offers up some spectacular sights, including sheets of gold and cream Arctic-alpine even in May and the 22 varieties of orchids, which flower through the months until September.
9. The Mourne Mountains
The Mourne Mountain range is an area of outstanding natural beauty with a compact and accessible collection of peaks in the south-eastern corner of Northern Ireland. Clustered within this area are twelve peaks over 600 meters high, including Slieve Donard, the region’s highest mountain.
10. The Boyne Valley
The Boyne Valley is home to some of Ireland's most important archeological landscapes. The most famous - Newgrange - predates the Pyramids by hundreds of years. Not to mention the river which runs through the area giving the Boyne Valley its name.