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57 Sights of Ireland That Will Make You Green with Envy on St. Patrick's Day ...

By Neecey

St. Patrick's Day is a great day to cheer ourselves up with beautiful sights of Ireland; so stunning you'll feel immediately uplifted. This stunning country with a bloody history presents so many reasons to visit, with the attractions of Ireland running from coast to coast, north to south and from countryside to city. Join me in browsing a photo album of the sights of Ireland.

1 Cork Coast

Cork CoastIreland's coastline easily rivals that of anywhere else in the world. The beaches are among the glorious sights of Ireland.

2 The Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, Galway

The Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, GalwayKnown simply as Galway Cathedral, it's one of the most impressive churches in Ireland.

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3 Dunguaire Castle, Kinvara

Dunguaire Castle, KinvaraThe castle was built around 1520. During the summer visitors can enjoy the castle and grounds, and attend a medieval banquet for an evening of Irish food, music and poetry.

4 River Liffey Bridges, Dublin

River Liffey Bridges, DublinThe bridges over the Liffey River are a major feature of Ireland’s capital city.

5 Rock of Cashel, County Tipperary

Rock of Cashel, County TipperaryThe Rock of Cashel was the traditional seat of the kings of Munster for hundreds of years before the Norman invasion.

6 Killarney, County Kerry

Killarney, County KerryKillarney is one of the popular tourist towns of Ireland. Even Queen Victoria paid a visit in 1861.

7 Cork Harbor, County Cork

Cork Harbor, County CorkBrightly colored houses lining a harbor front are among the common sights of Ireland.

Orla that's Cobh. Cork Harbour is more to the west...

8 Glencar Waterfall, Co. Sligo

Glencar Waterfall, Co. SligoThe great poet W. B. Yeats mentions Glencar Waterfall in his poem, The Stolen Child.

9 The Long Room the Library, Trinity College, Dublin

The Long Room the Library, Trinity College, DublinThe library is home to the famous Book of Kells.

10 Irish Pubs

Irish PubsThe pubs are one of the great attractions of Ireland. It's a must for visitors to experience the "craic"

11 St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin

St. Patrick's Cathedral, DublinSt. Patrick's is the largest church in Ireland and was founded in 1191.

12 Blarney Castle, County Cork

Blarney Castle, County CorkKiss the Blarney Stone and you'll be blessed with eloquence - more commonly known as the "gift of the gab".

13 Woodstown Beach, County Waterford

Woodstown Beach, County WaterfordNot great for sunbathing but fabulous for walking and beachcombing.

14 Kylemore Abbey, Connemara, County Galway

Kylemore Abbey, Connemara, County GalwayThe abbey is a Benedictine monastery founded in 1920. It was created as a home by Belgian nuns who had fled World War I.

15 Glendalough, County Wicklow

Glendalough, County WicklowThe name means the Glen of Two Lakes and the building you can see is part of the remains of one of the oldest monasteries in Ireland.

16 Classiebawn Castle, Colfoney, County Sligo

Classiebawn Castle, Colfoney, County SligoThere are plenty of sights of Ireland off the beaten track. Classiebawn was built for Viscount Palmerston, one of the Victorian Prime Ministers when Ireland was still ruled by Britain.

17 Lough Tay, County Wicklow

Lough Tay, County WicklowThe lough (same as loch in Scotland and lake in England) is also known as the Guinness Lake. The shoreline resembles a pint of Guinness and is also on the border of land belonging to the Guinness family estate.

18 Brazen Head, Dublin

Brazen Head, DublinDublin is proud of its hospitable welcome and this is the oldest pub in the city. It known to have started as a coaching inn in 1198 and illustrious patrons include writers James Joyce and Jonathan Swift.

19 Kinsale, Country Cork

Kinsale, Country CorkPretty Kinsale is known as the "Gourmet Capital of Ireland".

20 Malahide Castle, Dublin

Malahide Castle, DublinThe castle dates back to 1185 and belonged to the Talbot family for nearly 800 years. Today it is owned by the state.

21 Sunrise Gate

Sunrise GateGorgeous countryside is a staple of the attractions of
Ireland.

22 Cliffs of Moher, County Clare

Cliffs of Moher, County ClareOne of the most fabulous sights of Ireland (and if you're eagle -eyed, you might spot the location in the Harry Potter movie (Half Blood Prince)

23 Stairway to Heaven, Skellig

Stairway to Heaven, SkelligThe Skellig Islands are two small, steep, and rocky islands west of Bolus Head on the Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry. Skellig is famous for thriving populations of gannets and puffins, and for an early Christian monastery that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

24 Phoenix Park, Dublin

Phoenix Park, DublinThe largest enclosed park in the whole of Europe.

25 Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry

Dingle Peninsula, County KerryThe peninsula is the most westerly point in Ireland. Next stop USA. This is one of the most gorgeous places in the country and hugely popular with visitors.

26 St. Colman's Cathedral, Cobh, County Cork

St. Colman's Cathedral, Cobh, County CorkYou won't be disappointed with pretty towns like this dotted all around the coast of Ireland. And the cathedral is one of the tallest buildings in Ireland.

27 Campanile, Trinity College, Dublin

Campanile, Trinity College, DublinYou could easily spend a whole day just wandering around the college enjoying the architecture and grounds.

28 Abandoned, County Kerry

Abandoned, County KerryAbandoned cottages dotted around the countryside always make great photo opportunities.

29 The Magdalen Asylum, County Cork

The Magdalen Asylum, County CorkThe Magdalene Asylums were institutes for wayward girls. although they existed in other countries, the heavy catholic doctrine made them particularly brutal in Ireland.

30 Cottage, Inishmaan, Aran Islands, County Galway

Cottage, Inishmaan, Aran Islands, County GalwayThe Aran Islands are definitely on my list of places to visit in Ireland.

31 Wicklow Head Lighthouse, County Wicklow

Wicklow Head Lighthouse, County WicklowFancy a stay in a lighthouse? Imagine the views.

32 Ashford Castle, County Mayo

Ashford Castle, County MayoOne of the many castles of Ireland that has been turned into a hotel.

33 Croagh Patrick

Croagh PatrickThe holiest mountain in Ireland.

34 Dunboy Castle, Castletownbere, County Cork

Dunboy Castle, Castletownbere, County CorkThe castle was subject to a siege in 1602 and 58 survivors of the siege were executed in the nearby market square.

35 Dún Chaoin Pier, County Kerry

Dún Chaoin Pier, County KerryPronounced Dunquin, it is the most westerly settlement in
Ireland.

36 Rock of Dunamase, County Laois,

Rock of Dunamase, County Laois,The rock is the site of the ruins of Dunamase Castle and presents fabulous views across to the Slieve Bloom Mountains.

37 Connemara, County Galway

Connemara, County GalwayDid you know that it is said that there are 42 shades of green in Ireland.

38 Dalkey, Leinster

Dalkey, LeinsterDalkey is a village suburb of Dublin and a popular seaside resort. Maeve Binchy (bestselling author) and Bono (U2) have lived here in the past.

39 Ring of Kerry

Ring of KerryOne of the major attractions of Ireland and there are just too many points of interest to mention here including lakes, the country park, houses and viewpoints.

40 The Megalithic Passage Tomb, Newgrange, County Meath

The Megalithic Passage Tomb, Newgrange, County MeathCan you believe this is older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian Pyramids? It was built in 3200 BCE.

41 Daredevil Cliffs, Inishmore, Aran Islands

Daredevil Cliffs, Inishmore, Aran IslandsThe cliffs are stunning and the views even more so.

42 English Market, Cork

English Market, CorkThere's been a market on the site since 1788. The current entrance dates back to 1962.

43 Birr Castle, County Offaly

Birr Castle, County OffalyThe castle house isn't open to the public but the stunning gardens are. The grounds are also home to the Historic Science Centre, a museum of Ireland's historic scientists and their contributions to botany and astronomy.

44 Bantry House, County Cork

Bantry House, County CorkAs well as the house and gardens and the stunning bay, Bantry is home to the Armada Exhibition, the story of a failed attempt of a French invasion force in 1796.

45 Tomb, the Burren, County Clare

Tomb, the Burren, County ClareThe megolithic tomb on The Burren is one of the oldest monuments in the world.

46 Dingle, County Kerry

Dingle, County KerrySorry - I know you've already seen the Dingle Peninsula but it's so blooming gorgeous.

47 Gougane Barra Forest, Bantry, County Cork

Gougane Barra Forest, Bantry, County CorkAre you thinking of faeries and sprites and all manner of magical creatures? Maybe a leprechaun or two?

48 Tralee, County Kerry

Tralee, County KerryTralee is the largest town in County Kerry and is known for its Rose of Tralee International Festival.

49 Saint Kevin's Way, County Wicklow

Saint Kevin's Way, County WicklowThe Saint Kevin's Way is a pilgrim path 19 miles long. It begins in Hollywood, winds through the Wicklow Gap and ends at the ruins of the monastery in Glendalough, founded by St. Kevin. .

50 Fastnet Lighthouse, Mizen Head, County Cork

Fastnet Lighthouse, Mizen Head, County CorkThe last lighthouse before the Americas.

51 Brannockstown, Kildare

Brannockstown, KildareEven when Ireland isn't green she is beautiful.

52 Lia Fail, Hill of Tara, County Meath

Lia Fail, Hill of Tara, County MeathThe Stone of Destiny is the ancient coronation stone of the Kings of Ireland.

53 Jamesons Whiskey Distillery Museum, Dublin

Jamesons Whiskey Distillery Museum, DublinThe Irish are as fond of their whiskey as the Scots and the museum tour is a popular tourist activity.

54 Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin

Kilmainham Gaol, DublinNotorious as being the site where Irish soldiers were shot dead by British troops after the Easter Rising in 1916

55 James Joyce Museum

James Joyce MuseumThere is such wealth in Irish literature and James Joyce was one of its greatest exponents.

56 Waterford Crystal, Waterford, Munster

Waterford Crystal, Waterford, MunsterThe business was started back in 1783. Tours of the factory are very popular.

57 The Emerald Isle

The Emerald IsleAnd let's end with a simple contemplation of Ireland's beauty.

Are you convinced enough to put Ireland on your travel wish list?

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