“Must-See” Irish Attractions

 This week we put a shout out to our social media followers to find out what information they wanted to know about visiting Ireland. Míle buíochas to everyone who submitted a question. One Instagram follower asked about Ireland’s “must-see attractions” . To answer this, we decided to highlight some of the best sights by region.

 

The South

If you’re coming to the south of Ireland, there are a number of great places to visit. Your first port of call should be Cork City. Cork is a vibrant city brimming with unique restaurants, bars and shops.

Foodies will simply adore the English Market – a covered market dating back to the 18th-century bustling with traders selling organic and locally-produced food.

Watch how Irish Whiskey is made at the Jameson Distillery. Located in Midleton, it’s just a short train trip away from Cork and is a fantastic way to spend an afternoon.

Finally, come visit us here at Blarney! Visit the castle and kiss the Blarney Stone, then indulge in some retail therapy followed by a delicious meal at the Mill Restaurant

The West

If you’re heading west, you can’t miss the spectacular Ring of Kerry. The route is part of the stunning Wild Atlantic Way, and incorporates some of the most breath-taking scenery you will see in your life. The entire 172km can be done in one day by car, or you could take a more relaxed approach by taking three days to fully immerse yourself in the beauty of each stop.

Highlights include: the Lakes of Killarney, Kenmare, the Skellig Islands (which you may recognise from Star Wars) and the Macgillycuddy Reeks.

Dublin City

Our capital city boasts a wealth of “must-see” sights for tourists. Take a fascinating tour at Kilmainham Gaol to get a unique take on Irish history.

Another great spot is the Guinness Storehouse where you can learn all about the “Black Stuff” through tours and hands-on activities.

Dublin is reputed to be one of the best spots in Europe for shopping, so shopoholics should make a point of visiting Grafton Street and O’Connell Street.

The East

Ireland’s Ancient East coast boasts many scenic gems that tell the rich history of Ireland.

For a refined afternoon in the Big House pay a visit to the beautiful Powerscourt House and Gardens in Wicklow. The nearby ancient monastic ruins at Glendalough offer a more rugged and mystical beauty.

 

Happy Holidaying!
The Blarney Team

 

 

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