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The Top Must-See Attractions in Ireland

Updated June 14, 2019 1.3k votes 248 voters 13.9k views50 items

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List of things to do and see while in Ireland. What are the most popular attractions in Ireland? This list ranks the best tourist attractions in Ireland. With lush landscapes and spectacular scenery, the European island nation is one of Europe's top travel destinations. From castles to cliffs, the sea and the countryside, there are plenty of great destinations in Ireland. 

Dublin is the most-visited city in Ireland, with attractions like the Dublin Castle and the Guinness Storehouse drawing in most of the country's visitors each year. Though the region is rooted in its rich history, the Spire of Dublin brings a taste of modern architecture to the region. Other top cities to visit in Ireland include Belfast, the largest city in Northern Ireland, and Cork, a city that sits on the River Lee. Cork Harbor is one of the world's largest natural harbors. Still, Ireland is mostly known for its Celtic past with Neolithic artifacts surrounding the region. 

Ireland experiences mild climates with frequent rainfall, so it's best to prepare for drizzly and overcast days while exploring the popular attractions in Northern Island. Don't forget to kiss the Blarney Stone, grab a pint of Guinness and shoot whiskey during a game of rugby or traditional Gaelic sports such as handball and hurling.  

What are the best things to do and see in Ireland? Use this top list to vote up the most popular tourist attractions in Ireland or add your favorite Irish experience.  
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  • Cliffs of Moher1
    70
    20

    Cliffs of Moher

    Burren, County Clare
  • Giant's Causeway2
    40
    7

    Giant's Causeway

    County Antrim, Northern Ireland
  • Dublin3
    49
    17

    Dublin

    Ireland
  • Lakes of Killarney4
    41
    12

    Lakes of Killarney

    Killarney, Republic of Ireland
  • The Burren5
    33
    11

    The Burren

    County Clare, Republic of Ireland
  • Dingle Peninsula6
    42
    21

    Dingle Peninsula

    Republic of Ireland
  • Holy Cross Abbey7
    29
    7

    Holy Cross Abbey

    Thurles, County Tipperary
  • Aran Islands8
    28
    11

    Aran Islands

    County Galway, Ireland
  • Mount Stewart9
    21
    4

    Mount Stewart

    County Down, Northern Ireland
  • Connemara10
    32
    17

    Connemara

    County Galway, Republic of Ireland
  • Belfast City Hall11
    25
    10

    Belfast City Hall

    Belfast, United Kingdom
  • Blarney Castle / Blarney Stone12
    26
    15

    Blarney Castle / Blarney Stone

    County Cork, Republic of Ireland
  • Achill Island13
    20
    8

    Achill Island

    County Mayo, Republic of Ireland
  • Glendalough14
    17
    6
  • Bunratty Castle15
    22
    13

    Bunratty Castle

    Republic of Ireland
  • Skellig Michael16
    19
    9

    Skellig Michael

    County Kerry, Ireland
  • Ulster Museum17
    15
    4

    Ulster Museum

    Republic of Ireland
  • Menai Suspension Bridge18
    15
    5
  • Rock of Cashel19
    20
    11

    Rock of Cashel

    Republic of Ireland
  • Croaghaun20
    19
    13

    Croaghaun

    County Mayo, Republic of Ireland
  • River Lagan21
    14
    6

    River Lagan

    Europe
  • Austins22
    12
    6

    Austins

    Derry, Northern Ireland
  • Traeth Coch23
    11
    4

    Traeth Coch

    Europe
  • Lusty Beg Island24
    12
    5

    Lusty Beg Island

    Lough Erne, Northern Ireland
  • Grianan of Aileach25
    12
    6

    Grianan of Aileach

    County Donegal, Ireland