1. Cliffs of Moher
These cliffs rise 390ft above the Atlantic Ocean and are Ireland’s most spectacular natural wonder. With a stunning, breathtaking view, it is no wonder that the Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland’s top tourist destinations.
2. Ailwee Cave
The Aillwee Cave is one of the oldest caves in Ireland. Discovered by a local farmer in 1944, after he followed his dog who was chasing a rabbit, the farmer did not travel deep into the cave due to the restriction of light. Thirty years after the farmer discovered the cave, it was developed into the wonderful attraction it is today.
The cave, located in the heart of the Burren in Co. Clare and a 37-minute drive from the Cliffs of Moher is not to be missed! The location also hosts a Bird of Prey Centre which is a fascinating and hands on experience.
3. Giants Causeway
These unique rock formations were created millions of years ago after intense volcanic activity in the area. However, legend states that the unusual hexagon shaped rock formations are the remains of a causeway built by a giant.
Located in Co. Antrim, this is another great natural wonder of Ireland that should not be missed.
4. Carrick – A – Rede Rope Bridge
This very famous rope bridge was first erected by a fisherman 350 years ago. The bridge links the mainland to the very small island of Carrick-a-rede, spanning a chasm almost 100 feet deep and 70 feet wide. This bridge is not for the faint-hearted as it is considered one of the world’s scariest bridges.
Located in Co. Antrim, only 7 miles from the Giant’s Causeway, entry is reasonably priced and parking is free.
This prehistoric monument is a 5,200-year-old passage tomb, making it older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian Pyramids. Famed for the light that fills the central chamber during the Winter Solstice, Newgrange is only accessible by guided tour from the visitor centre and offers a great day out all year ‘round.
6. Blarney Castle
Built nearly 600 years ago, Blarney Castle in Co. Cork has become one of Ireland’s greatest treasures. With a vast and interesting history, the castle is also home to the famous Blarney Stone, located at the top of the tower. They say if you kiss the stone you will never be lost for words!
7. Bunratty Castle and Folk Park
This is an amazing opportunity to take a look into Ireland’s past and explore the 15th century Bunratty Castle. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the 19th century Folk Park and take a walk around the village, shops and homes. A wonderful experience for all the family.