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Top 20 Places to Visit in Ireland

Aillwee Cave

Aillwee Cave is the most famous of the many thousands of ancient caves beneath the karst landscape of the Burren, northwest County Clare. The name Aillwee comes from the Irish words Aill Bhui which means yellow cliff. The Aillwee Cave welcomes you to its underground surprises. Knowledgeable guides will accompany you during your leisurely tour through beautiful caverns, under weird formations and alongside the magnificent waterfall. Book hotels near the Ailwee Caves.

Belleek Pottery Visitor Centre

Visitors can discover why Belleek Pottery is one of the most long lasting success stories of Irish craftsmanship. The tour takes visitors through all the behind the scenes of various parts of the pottery making process including mould making, basket making, kiln firing, floral design and decoration. Book hotels near Belleek Pottery Visitor Centre.

Butlers Chocolate Experience

A visit to the Butlers Chocolate Experience is a fun-filled activity, packed with chocolaty twists and turns to keep visitors on their toes! Filled with treats and eye-opening views of the inner workings of a bustling chocolate factory, it's a colourful and entertaining visitor attraction with a difference! With an accompanying tour guide, visitors will watch the chocolate movie, stroll through the museum, soak in the aroma and atmosphere of the Butlers factory from the chocolate gallery and finally after donning a white coat and hat, visit the chocolate experience room to decorate their own chocolate novelty to bring home as a souvenir. The Butlers Chocolate Experience is suitable for chocolate lovers of all ages and is a unique and thrilling experience for the young and young at heart! Tours run three times daily Monday to Saturday, subject to availability and must be booked in advance. Save 5% when you book online at Don't forget to look out for other Butlers Chocolate Cafes sprinkled around Dublin city centre!

Cliffs Of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher are one of Irelands top visitor attractions. On County Clares west coast the Cliffs stretch for 8 kilometres and 214 metres over the Atlantic Ocean. O Briens Tower stands proudly on a headland of the majestic Cliffs. From the Cliffs, you can see The Aran Islands, Galway Bay, The Twelve Pins, the Maum Turk Mountains in Connemara and Loop Head further south. Book hotels near the Cliffs of Moher.


Dublinia is an unforgettable experience in a historically important location right in the middle of Dublin City, at a crossroads where modern and old Dublin meet. Visitors experience first hand the turbulent history of early Dublin brought vividly to life, from the Vikings to Strongbow and beyond. The Medieval exhibition has a busy medieval market, a noisy medieval street and a rich merchants house. Visitors can see what Dublin in Medieval times looked like with a brilliant scale model of the city. Book hotels close to the Dublinia exhibition.

Glasnevin Museum

Millions of stories buried in Glasnevin Cemetery from many people including Body Snatchers, Gravediggers, Rebels and Revolutionaries both ordinary and extraordinary people. They want to share their stories with you, their secrets are in the stones. Glasnevin Museum is a wonderful introduction to the wealth of national history within the walls of Glasnevin Cemetery. A trip to Glasnevin includes a guided tour of the cemetery and a visit to the museum. This is a unique opportunity to gain an understanding of Irelands complex history.

Guinness Storehouse

At Irelands number one visitor attraction, visitors are provided with an unforgettable welcome and a magical journey deep into the heart of the world famous Guinness brand and company. This historical building is central to Dublins and Irelands heritage. The dramatic story begins 250 years ago and ends in the Gravity Bar where visitors receive a complimentary pint of Guinness while relaxing and enjoying the unbeatable panoramic views over Dublin. Book hotels near the Guiness Storehouse.

House Of Waterford Crystal

The new House of Waterford Crystal comprises of a living and breathing crystal factory tour, fascinating visitor centre and opulent retail store housing the largest collection of Waterford Crystal in the world. Take a guided factory tour, giving you first hand access to all areas of traditional crystal production, areas which include the Mould Room, the Blowing Department, the Cutting Department and the Sculpting/Engraving Room. Book hotels near the House of Waterford Crystal.

Irish National Stud

The Irish National Stud is home to 1,000 acres at Tully Estate, situated 45km south of Dublin off the M7 & R415 just outside Kildare Town is home to the world famous Japanese Gardens. There are 4 acres of woodland and lakeside walks. The garden is a natural habitat. One ticket covers entry into the all four attractions - The National Stud, The Japenese Gardens, St Fiachras Garden and The Horse Museum. Book hotels near the Irish National Stud

Jameson Experience Midleton

Take a journey to one of the top attractions in Cork and appreciate the remarkable story of the Jameson Experience. Set on 15 beautifully restored acres of land, this is where the true heart of Irish whiskey is born. All of the tours end with a complimentary glass of Jameson whiskey and for a few lucky volunteers, theres the chance to take part in a whiskey tasting. However, if you simply cannot wait until then, they can arrange a private tasting for you. Book hotels near the Jameson Experience.

Kylemore Abbey

Set in the heart of the Connemara mountains is the Kylemore Abbey Estate, home of the Irish Benedictine Nuns. Visit the picturesque Abbey which is currently under restoration, their exhibition or enjoy a stroll to the exceptional Neo Gothic Church, which is also under restoration at the moment. A visit to the West of Ireland must also experience the beauty, peace and tranquillity of the Kylemore Abbey & Gardens. Book hotels near Kylemore Abbey.

Malahide Castle

In the seaside town of Malahide you can find Malahide Castle, set on 250 acres of park. It was a fortress and a private home for nearly 800 years and is an interesting mix of architectural styles. The Talbot family lived here from 1185 to 1973, which is when the last Talbot died. Book hotels close to Malahide Castle

Number 29 Georgian House Museum

Number Twenty Nine is Dublins Georgian Museum. Visitors take a guided tour from the basement to the attic, through rooms furnished with original artefacts as they would have been in the years 1790 to 1820. The partnership between Electricity Supply Board and the National Museum of Ireland means the exhibition has played an important role since 1991 in making more accessible the history of late Georgian Dublin. Book hotels in Dublin.

Old Jameson Distillery

A visit to the Old Jameson Distillery is far more than just a tour, it is an exciting and engaging experience, which is guaranteed to enlighten and entertain any visitor. After the tour, all visitors are given a Jameson signature drink and lucky volunteers are selected to participate in a tutored whiskey tasting session and earn a sought after personalised Whiskey Taster Certificate. Book hotels in Dublin.

Powerscourt House And Gardens

One of the worlds great gardens, Powerscourt is situated 12 miles south of Dublin in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains, against the backdrop of the Sugar Loaf. Its location means it is stunningly beautiful all year round. It is a sublime blend of formal gardens, sweeping terraces and ornamental lakes together with secret hollows, rambling walks, walled gardens and over 200 varieties of trees and shrubs. Book hotels close to Powerscourt.

Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College Dublin is the oldest University in Ireland, founded in 1592. Situated in the heart of busy Dublin City, Trinity has many famous graduates including Swift, Goldsmith, Wilde and Beckett. Visitor facilities include The Treasury, The Long Room, Library Shop. The Treasury is home to the Book of Kells and other early Christian manuscripts. The Long Room hosts the largest single chamber library in the world, containing 200,000 of the librarys oldest books in its oak bookcases. Book hotels in Dublin.

Tullamore Dew Visitor Centre

Situated right in the heart of Ireland, there is an incredible experience that has been waiting for you since 1829. At the newly renovated home of Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey, you can immerse yourself in the history and magic that lies inside the walls of the 19th century bonded warehouse, where the whiskey making tradition began. Book hotels near the D.E.W Visitor Centre.

The National Wax Museum

The National Wax Museum is an exciting interactive visitor attraction located in the heart of Dublins city centre, within the Temple Bar district and just off Dame Street. The National Wax Museum offers a museum experience unlike any other, whether you are young or old, a culture vulture or fun seeker, male or female, star struck or star studded, The National Wax Museum Plus is the ultimate entertainment experience for all, not to be missed! Book hotels in Dublin.

Ulster Folk And Transport Museum

A visit to the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum will allow you to step back in time in and discover a way of life from over 100 years ago. Cottages, farms, schools and shops are there to be uncovered as you wander through the beautiful parkland of the Folk Museum while meeting costumed visitor guides demonstrating traditional crafts. Book hotels close by the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum.

Westport House

Westport House, Gardens & Pirate Adventure Park are situated on the shores of Clew Bay adjacent to the heritage town of Westport and Irelands holy mountain Croagh Patrick just a 30 minute drive from Connemara and just over an hour away from Galway. Westport House is the West of Irelands most significant historical home and premier visitor experience. Home to the Pirate Adventure Park, visitors can also get their thrill from rides including the Pirate Plunge log flume, the Cannonball Run slide, the Bumper Cars and the Pirates Swinging Ship. Book hotels near Westport House.