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Welcome to Ireland

Coastlines, castles, and hospitality abound on the Emerald Isle. Pucker up at the Blarney Stone; sip a stout in a thatched-roof pub, or after a tour of the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin; or feel the icy blast of the Atlantic at the Cliffs of Moher. Indisputable highlights include the UNESCO-listed Giant's Causeway, with its mysterious rows of hexagonal columns; the culture-rich cities of Galway and Cork; and the natural wonders contained by the Ring of Kerry. Roughly 300 miles long, the island can easily be explored end to end, with live music, ancient ruins, and traditional watering holes never too far away from any stop.

Top 10 attractions in Ireland

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Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher

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Towering 702 feet (214 meters) above the Atlantic Ocean at their highest point and stretching for 5 miles (8 kilometers) along the water, the famed Cliffs of Moher define the rugged west coast of Ireland. They're also one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ireland, with tours available from Dublin, Galway, Cork, Limerick, Killarney, and Doolin.More
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Killarney National Park

Killarney National Park

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Killarney National Park, with idyllic lakes and ancient woodlands backed by the serrated MacGillycuddy’s Reeks mountains, is an area of stunning natural beauty. The park is also historically significant, with two heritage buildings on-site: Ross Castle, a 15th-century fortress-turned-hotel, and Muckross House, a stately Victorian estate.More
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Giant's Causeway

Giant's Causeway

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The Giant's Causeway is a cluster of approximately 40,000 basalt columns rising out of the sea on the Antrim Coast of Northern Ireland. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the area draws thousands of tourists each year who come to marvel at and photograph this natural wonder.More
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Dublin Castle

Dublin Castle

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Dublin Castle has served many functions since it was built by King John of England in 1230. Originally a defense center against Norman invaders and the seat of the English government, it has since also been the site of the Royal Mint and police headquarters. Today, the castle grounds attract visitors and function as a venue for Irish government functions and ceremonies.More
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Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral

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Established as a small Viking church in the 11th century, this magnificent cathedral was rebuilt in stone in the 12th century under orders from Norman knight, Strongbow, whose tomb is now held here. In the late 19th century, it was given a neo-Gothic makeover, though original elements including the 12th-century crypt remain.More
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Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College Dublin

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One of Ireland’s most prestigious academic institutions, Trinity College Dublin sits in Dublin’s city center and boasts alumni including esteemed literary legends such as Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker, and Samuel Beckett. Tourists from the world over come to wander the historic cobblestoned campus and see the Book of Kells, a prized medieval manuscript housed in the Trinity College Library.More
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Guinness Storehouse

Guinness Storehouse

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The 7-story, pint glass–shaped interior of the Guinness Storehouse, one of Ireland’s top visitor attractions, draws travelers from all corners of the world who want to see the birthplace of the famed dark beer and get a taste straight from the barrel. Highlights include multimedia exhibits and a complimentary pint.More
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The Book of Kells

The Book of Kells

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Dating back to AD 800, the illuminated manuscript known as the Book of Kells is renowned for its extraordinary illustrations and ornamentations. Its intricate drawings incorporating Celtic and Christian traditions are a testament to the incredible craftsmanship of the medieval Irish monks believed to have created it while on the remote island of Iona in Scotland. Despite Viking raids, theft, and fights between various Irish and English factions, 680 astonishingly detailed vellum (calf-skin) pages of the book remain intact.More
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Molly Malone Statue

Molly Malone Statue

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The bronze Molly Malone Statue commemorates the young woman featured in the local ballad, 'Cockles and Mussels'. As the song goes, this beautiful woman plied her trade as a fishmonger through the streets where her statue now rests, until she suddenly died of a fever. As a nod to the folk song, a statue was erected on the corner of Grafton and Suffolk streets and unveiled at the 1988 Dublin Millennium celebrations.This tune has been adopted as Dublin's unofficial anthem, boosting this heroine to eternal fame. Though there is debate as to whether or not a Molly Malone like the one in the song ever existed, she is real to the people of Dublin and is remembered both in song as well as on June 13, National Molly Malone Day. The statue also acts as a popular rendezvous spot for groups as the beautiful bosomy woman with her cart cannot be missed.More
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Temple Bar

Temple Bar

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A compact cluster of crowded cobbled lanes, Temple Bar is an urban playground known for its nightlife. Once a rundown slum before artists and bohemian types—drawn by cheap rents—moved in, Dublin’s so-called cultural quarter has since been revamped. It is now home to galleries, vintage shops, cafés, cultural institutions, and a high concentration of pubs.More

Trip ideas

Cliffs of Moher Tours from Galway

Cliffs of Moher Tours from Galway

Top activities in Ireland

Northern Ireland Highlights Day Trip Including Giant's Causeway from Dublin
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From Galway: Aran Islands & Cliffs of Moher including Cliffs of Moher cruise.
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The Irish House Party Dinner and Show Dublin
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Skip the Line Guinness and Jameson Irish Whiskey Experience Tour in Dublin
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Titanic Belfast Experience,Giant’s Causeway, Dunluce Castle Day Trip from Dublin
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Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough and Kilkenny Day Tour from Dublin
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Recent reviews from experiences in Ireland

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Day Trip
QuocSang_P, Jun 2022
Cliffs of Moher Day Trip from Dublin
Is a must to see it in Ireland.
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well worth the money.
Julie_P, Jun 2022
Cliffs of Moher Day Tour from Cork: Including The Wild Altanic Way
Put this on your places to see in Ireland.
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Wonderful!
Kami_B, Jun 2022
Dublin: Giants Causeway, Dunluce Castle ,Dark Hedges and Belfast
I’d highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to see Northern Ireland.
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Great time in Ireland!
Jonathan_C, Jun 2022
Cliffs of Moher Tour Including Wild Atlantic Way and Galway City from Dublin
We managed to see a lot of Ireland.
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Great and Memorable Day!
Christopher_W, Jun 2022
Cliffs of Moher Tour Including Wild Atlantic Way and Galway City from Dublin
Was a fun and relaxing way to see the beauty of western Ireland and learn some history along the way.
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Perfect way to see beauty of Ireland
Erich_L, Jun 2022
Cliffs of Moher Day Trip from Galway
This is a perfect way to see the extensive beauty of Ireland while not having to plan it yourself.
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Excellent Day Trip
Moira_B, Jun 2022
From Galway: Aran Islands & Cliffs of Moher including Cliffs of Moher cruise.
We weren’t originally planning to visit the Aran Islands too but we are so glad we did- absolutely stunning.
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Great tour with great company.
Jose_B, Jun 2022
Titanic Belfast Experience,Giant’s Causeway, Dunluce Castle Day Trip from Dublin
This was a great way to see Northern Ireland and learn about its history, present and future!
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Great Tour to see Ireland
Alaina_C, Jun 2022
Game of Thrones™ Filming Locations and Giant's Causeway from Dublin
Would recommend if you want to see Northern Ireland
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Fantastic!
Khushbu_P, Jun 2022
Dublin: Giants Causeway, Dunluce Castle ,Dark Hedges and Belfast
We had enough time to see the spectacular Giant's Causeway as well as explore Belfast.
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Friendly for the first-time traveler
Clare_K, May 2022
Kilkenny, Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough, Sheep Dog Trials, Day Trip from Dublin
A really fun and easy way to see more of the island.
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Highly recommended
Dijana_S, May 2022
Dublin:Cliffs of Moher, Kilmacduagh Abbey, Wild Atlantic way and Galway
The tour was awesome, it gave a really nice opportunity to see Ireland from a different perspective compared to the pure city life.
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Loved this Tour!
Laura_N, May 2022
Dublin:Cliffs of Moher, Kilmacduagh Abbey, Wild Atlantic way and Galway
They showed us all sorts of extra attractions along our route and provided us with a wealth of information about Ireland and its history.
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Fun afternoon!
Brigitte_M, May 2022
Afternoon Mountain Pub Tour
It was great to see the country side.
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10 out of 10🤗🤗
Iria_M, May 2022
Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough and Kilkenny Day Tour from Dublin
Incredible tour if you want to see a really fairytail land and learn about this country.
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Northern Ireland Day Trip
Maria_Z, May 2022
Northern Ireland Highlights Day Trip Including Giant's Causeway from Dublin
Highly recommend this tour to see Northern Ireland if you only have a day.
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The amazing time
Derek_C, May 2022
Ring of Kerry Day Tour from Killarney: Including Killarney National Park
I was amazing met wonderful people there and got to see great sights.
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Great experience
DUDLEY_C, May 2022
Ring of Kerry Day Tour from Cork: Including Killarney National Park
A long day but a really great way to see the highlights of this beautiful part of Ireland Driver was cheerful and informative and the stops were frequent enough to keep the blood circulating Excellent lunch stop
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Day trip to the Cliffs
Marilyn_C, May 2022
From Galway: Guided tour of Cliffs of Moher and The Burren.
The frequent stops made the drive feel not long and you are able to see many different parts of Ireland.
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Genuine Thanks
Tyler_B, Apr 2022
Cliffs of Moher Day Tour from Limerick: Including The Wild Altanic Way
One of our passengers had fallen at the shops and he went out of his way to help and care for her.
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All about Ireland

When to visit

After the rainy winter months, Ireland’s wild landscapes erupt into greenery; that said, spring is when the Emerald Isle at its most photogenic. St. Patrick’s Day in March sees countrywide celebrations and summer is festival season, but the crowds die down in-between, making April through June it ideal for sightseeing.

Currency
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Time Zone
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