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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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  • Belfast Castle26
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    Belfast Castle

    Belfast, United Kingdom
  • Brú na Bóinne27
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    5

    Brú na Bóinne

    Republic of Ireland
  • Cavehill28
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    5

    Cavehill

    Belfast, United Kingdom
  • Menai Strait29
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    6

    Menai Strait

    Ireland, Ireland
  • Devenish Island30
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    Devenish Island

    Lough Erne, Northern Ireland
  • Penrhyn Castle31
    10
    5

    Penrhyn Castle

    United Kingdom
  • Clandeboye Estate32
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    11

    Clandeboye Estate

    Bangor, County Down
  • Ardhowen Theatre33
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    6

    Ardhowen Theatre

    Enniskillen, United Kingdom
  • Britannia Bridge34
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    8

    Britannia Bridge

    United Kingdom
  • Windsor Park35
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    8

    Windsor Park

    Dominica
  • Crescent Arts Centre36
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    8

    Crescent Arts Centre

    Republic of Ireland
  • Ebrington Square37
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    8

    Ebrington Square

    Derry, Northern Ireland
  • Ten Square38
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    5

    Ten Square

    Donegall Square South, Belfast
  • Slieve Donard39
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    Slieve Donard

    Europe
  • Castletown House40
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    Castletown House

    Celbridge, County Kildare
  • Belfast Zoo41
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    Belfast Zoo

    Belfast, United Kingdom
  • Boa Island42
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    Boa Island

    Lough Erne, Northern Ireland
  • Carrickfergus Castle43
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    Carrickfergus Castle

    County Antrim, Northern Ireland
  • Clonmacnoise44
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    Clonmacnoise

    Republic of Ireland
  • Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park45
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    Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park

    Republic of Ireland
  • Bantry House46
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    Bantry House

    Republic of Ireland
  • Céide Fields47
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    Céide Fields

    Republic of Ireland
  • Slieve Gullion48
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    13

    Slieve Gullion

    Europe
  • Aber Falls49
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    6

    Aber Falls

    Wales
  • Penrhyn Quarry50
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    13

    Penrhyn Quarry

    Bethesda