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The Top Must-See Attractions in Ireland

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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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    County Antrim, Northern Ireland
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    County Galway, Ireland
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    Republic of Ireland
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    County Galway, Republic of Ireland
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    Skellig Michael

    County Kerry, Ireland
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    Croaghaun

    County Mayo, Republic of Ireland
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    Republic of Ireland
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    Lakes of Killarney

    Killarney, Republic of Ireland
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    Burren, County Clare
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    County Clare, Republic of Ireland
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    Ireland
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    County Cork, Republic of Ireland
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    Grianan of Aileach

    County Donegal, Ireland
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    Brú na Bóinne

    Republic of Ireland
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    Republic of Ireland
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    Clonmacnoise

    Republic of Ireland
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    Achill Island

    County Mayo, Republic of Ireland
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    County Antrim, Northern Ireland
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    Bantry House

    Republic of Ireland
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    Mount Stewart

    County Down, Northern Ireland
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    Menai Strait

    Ireland, Ireland
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    Belfast, United Kingdom
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    Ulster Museum

    Republic of Ireland
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    Clandeboye Estate

    Bangor, County Down