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Ireland attractions - the 11 best places to visit on the Emerald Isle

Ireland enchants its visitors with its impressive and moving history.

Numerous historical buildings all over the island still bear witness to this today.

Visit old castles in a unique landscape or go on long hikes through one of the many national parks and the untouched nature.

Impressive cliffs and the wind that blows around your nose make Ireland a perfect travel destination for all nature lovers.

In the big cities of the island you will encounter hospitality and a distinctive pub culture.

We have put together for you which Ireland sights you should definitely see.

1. Trinity College, Dublin

One of the most famous Sights of Ireland is Trinity College in the capital Dublin.

Especially the old library of the University founded in 1592 it is what attracts the tourists.

Around 4.5 million volumes and a large collection of historical manuscripts, manuscripts, incunabula and early prints of the Bible are stored here.

in the Long room the old library you can from a safe distance 200,000 valuable books marvel at.

Busts of famous scholars adorn the central aisle of the historical library.

The most famous work stored in the Trinity College library is this Book of Kells.

It dates from the year 800 AD and contains the four gospels as well as images of Christ, Mary and the four evangelists.

The filigree initials are particularly beautiful and unique.

  • From May to September, Mondays to Saturdays from 8.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • From October to April, Mondays to Saturdays from 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.
  • Adults pay 10 euros
  • Children under 12 have free entry
  • You can easily book the tickets online so that you don't have to queue for long


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2. Cliffs of Moher

The famous cliffs on the southwest coast of Ireland are one of the famous Ireland landmarks and should therefore not be missing from this list.

The Cliffs of Moher stretch along the Atlantic coast over a distance of around eight kilometers.

In many places they protrude almost vertically upwards. Their height is between 120 and 214 meters.

From a visitor center you can walk around 200 meters along the cliffs to the O’Briens Tower.

This was built as a watchtower in 1835.

Of a total of three viewing platforms you can enjoy the beautiful view of the rugged coast and the Atlantic Ocean.

A truly impressive panorama.

  • Our tip:If you want to visit the visitor center at the Cliffs of Moher, you should book your tickets online in advance. This saves you unnecessary waiting time.
  • From November to February every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • From March to April and from September to October every day from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • From May to August daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Adults aged 16 and over pay 6 euros
  • Children under the age of 16 have free entry
  • Students, severely disabled people and people over 65 years pay 4.50 euros

Address: Lislorkan North, Liscannor, Co. Clare

3. Blarney Castle

Are you facing the defense of a scientific paper or you have to give a lecture in front of a large number of people?

Then let's go to Blarney Castle.

What does the castle near the city of Cork have to do with it?


Here you can find the Stone of fluency.

All who kiss this stone supposedly should die Gift of free speech gain.

The last challenge that you still have to master is the one that you have to twist a little acrobatically to get to the stone.

This is namely on the other side of the parapet.

Allegedly, this stone is said to have been brought by the crusaders and given to the lord of the castle in 1314.

He then built it into the walls of his castle.

If you don't feel like crowding around this tourist attraction, we recommend a long walk through it many gardensthat you can find around Blarney Castle.

There you will find an interesting garden full of poisonous plants or a beautiful fern garden and various rock formations.

  • From Monday to Saturday: November to February from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. / March to April and October from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. / May and September from 9 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. / June to August from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sundays and public holidays: November to February from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. / March to October from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Adults pay 16 euros
  • Students and people over 65 years pay 13 euros
  • Children from 8 to 16 years pay 7 euros
  • Children under 8 years of age have free entry

tip: Book your tickets online, you can save up to 2 euros.

Address: Monacnapa, Blarney, Co. Cork


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4. Temple Bar in Dublin

One of the most famous boroughs of Dublin is Temple Bar.

The district is today a popular nightlife district with a variety of pubs and music venues.

In addition to the many pubs, cafes and shops, it is also the architecture of the streets that make Temple Bar a popular Ireland attraction.

In the 1980s, the popular district was to give way to a bus station, as it did not have a particularly good reputation at the time.

That has changed in the meantime, as there are now many restaurants and bars as well Art and cultural institutions are located.

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5. Ring of Kerry

Explore the south west of Ireland by car. A popular attraction is the Ring of Kerry.

This is not a mystical ring, but one Panoramic Coastal Road in County Kerry.

For around 179 kilometers, it leads you in a circle along the coast of the Iveragh peninsula.

By the way, buses and trucks are only allowed to drive on the street in one direction, namely clockwise, due to its width.

In addition to the spectacular landscape that awaits you everywhere and fantastic views promises are there some Ireland landmarksthat you are practically driving past here.

The Iron Age ring fort and the row of stones from Eightercua from 1700 BC are particularly beautiful.

Our tip:

If you'd rather leave your car behind, take the Kerry Way long-distance hiking trail.

It's the car-less equivalent of the Ring of Kerry and the 214 kilometers can be hiked in about nine days.