Travel 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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62 15
Cliffs of Moher is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Ireland
Burren, County Clare, Ireland
2
40 7
Dingle Peninsula is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Ireland
Republic of Ireland
3
35 6
Giant's Causeway is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Ireland
County Antrim, Northern Ireland
4
34 7
Connemara is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Ireland
County Galway, Republic of Ireland
5
42 14
Dublin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Ireland
Ireland
6
29 5
Lakes of Killarney is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Ireland
Lakes of Killarney Killarney, Republic of Ireland
7
31 8
The Burren is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Ireland
County Clare, Republic of Ireland
8
22 5
Aran Islands is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Ireland
County Galway, Ireland
9
16 2
Skellig Michael is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Ireland
Skellig Michael County Kerry, Ireland
10
24 8
Bunratty Castle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Ireland
Republic of Ireland
11
18 3
Rock of Cashel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Ireland
Republic of Ireland
12
14 3
Glendalough is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Ireland
Ireland
13
28 16
Blarney Castle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Ireland
County Cork, Republic of Ireland
14
12 3
Grianan of Aileach is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Ireland
Grianan of Aileach County Donegal, Ireland
15
13 4
Croaghaun is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Ireland
Croaghaun County Mayo, Republic of Ireland
16
9 3
Brú na Bóinne is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Ireland
Brú na Bóinne Republic of Ireland
17
12 6
Holy Cross Abbey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Ireland
Holy Cross Abbey Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland
18
11 7
Belfast City Hall is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Ireland
Belfast City Hall Belfast, United Kingdom
19
8 4
Achill Island is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Ireland
Achill Island County Mayo, Republic of Ireland
20
7 3
Mount Stewart is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Ireland
Mount Stewart County Down, Northern Ireland
21
7 3
Menai Suspension Bridge is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Ireland
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11 8
Belfast Castle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Ireland
Belfast, United Kingdom
23
7 4
Bantry House is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Ireland
Bantry House Republic of Ireland
24
6 3
River Lagan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Ireland
River Lagan Europe
25
6 3
Ulster Museum is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Must-See Attractions in Ireland
Ulster Museum Republic of Ireland