2. Cork

Cork is one of the popular destinations for vacations in Ireland, and is the Emerald Isleโ€™s third largest city, behind Belfast and Dublin. One of its best known attractions is the Blarney Castle where people go to kiss the Blarney Stone to acquire some of the famous Irish eloquence โ€“ aka the gift of the gab. The Cobh Heritage Center, the place where the Titanic set sail, (once known as Queenstown) is also one of the popular visitor attractions in Ireland.