The range of places to visit in Ireland is massive. Among Ireland's most famous attractions are places such as the Giant's Causeway, the Guinness Storehouse, Newgrange, and Glendalough. Many of the places to visit in Ireland are of a historical significance, but for visitors with a more modern outlook there is also an excellent choice.
Families coming to Ireland are well catered for when it comes to fun and exciting things to see and do. Examples of these are Dublin Zoo (third oldest Zoo in the world), the Irish National Heritage Park, Fota Island Wildlife Park, Bunratty Castle and the Marble Arch caves.
People interested in spectacular outdoor scenery are spoilt when they come to Ireland. All parts of the country have their particular charming and sometimes dramatic scenery. Areas such as the Wicklow Mountains National Park, the Cliffs of Moher, the Glens of Antrim, and the Ring of Kerry boast outstanding natural beauty.
Glasson, Co Westmeath, Ireland, N37 HX45
Glasson Golf Hotel and Country Club must be seen to be believed. Set on a peninsula bordering Lough Ree, this Christy O'Connor Jnr. masterpiece will become the subject of many an oil painting. Ryder Cup star Christy made sure to incorporate rewards
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Emo, Portlaoise, Co. Laois, Ireland
A house surrounded by beautiful gardens and parkland which were first laid out in the 18th century and contain formal lawns, a lake and woodland walks with many very fine trees and shrubs.
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Cashel, Co. Tipperary, Ireland, E25 KX44
A spectacular group of Medieval buildings set on an outcrop of limestone in the Golden Vale including the 12th century round tower, High Cross and Romanesque Chapel, 13th century Gothic cathedral, 15th century Castle and the restored Hall of the Vica...
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Kilcommon, Cahir, Co. Tipperary, Ireland, E21 DX07
A delightful cottage ornï¿½ built in the early 1800s by Richard Butler, 1st Earl of Glengall to a design by the famous Regency architect John Nash. Its interior contains a graceful spiral staircase and some elegantly decorated rooms. The wallpaper in t...
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Castle Street, Cahir, Co. Tipperary, Ireland, E21 P652
Once the stronghold of the powerful Butler family, the castle retains its impressive keep, tower and much of its original defensive structure.
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Strokestown, Co Roscommon, Ireland
Strokestown Park was the family home of the Pakenham Mahon family from the 1600s until 1979. The house retains virtually all of its original furnishings. The Irish National Famine Museum uses original documents and letters relating to the years of...
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Shannonbridge, Co. Offaly, Ireland, N37 V292
An early Christian site established by Saint Ciarán, in the 6th century on the banks of the River Shannon. The site includes the ruins of a cathedral, eight churches, two round towers, three high crosses and a large collection of early Christian grave ...
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Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath, Ireland, N91 W67N
Lockes Distillery was licensed in 1757 and produced whiskey for over 200 years. Now open as a museum, it is the only sample left in Ireland of a typical small pot distillery.
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