Top Tourist Attractions of Ireland

Top Tourist Attractions of Ireland

How does one list the top tourist attractions of Ireland? There are so many and even the impartial choice still tends to be somewhat subjective. There is such a range of different attractions to choose from heritage to scenery, culture and archaeology that any list will produce an argument and valid counter-proposals.

The following is not in any particular order and by its very nature is limited. It represents 10 visitor attractions on the Island of Ireland to be included on any trip or itinerary. There are dozens more that could be on it and the easiest way to source further attractions is to go our Scenic Ireland Maps section and compile your own personal list.


cliffs of moher

Cliffs of Moher

This magnificent natural wonder is located on the coast of County Clare. The Cliffs of Moher offers a stunning vista of outstanding natural architecture.

Click here to find out more about the Cliffs of Moher.

 killarney national park


Located in the centre of County Kerry, Killarney lays substantial claim to being the tourist capital of Ireland. Magnificent mountains, glistening lakes, islands, castles and amenities of every description are here.

Click here to find out more about Killarney.



This is another natural wonder that amazes the visitor with the breadth of choice in sightseeing. Located in west County Galway and a small part of County Mayo.

Click here to find out more about Connemara.

Newgrange The Boyne


Situated in the lovely Boyne Valley in County Meath, Newgrange predates the Pyramids of Egypt and Stonehenge and is one of the great wonders of the ancient world.

Click here to find out more about Newgrange.


Guinness Storehouse

This is the Interpretative Centre for Guinness stout, the most famous drink in the world and is located beside the actual brewery in Dublin.

Click here to find out more about the Guinness Storehouse.



Kinsale in county Cork is both a beautiful location as well as the "gourmet" capital of Ireland. The picturesque harbour and narrow streets make it a must for those visiting the south of Ireland.County Cork.

Giants causeway

Giants Causeway

This is an amazing ancient geological stone formation on the North Coast of County Antrim. The Giants Causeway is a UNESCO site.

Click here to find out more about the Giants Causeway.

Ring of Kerry

Ring of Kerry

This is breathtaking magnificent tour of the sights of County Kerry commencing and ending in Killarney.

Click here to find out more about the Ring of Kerry.

Burren Dolmen

The Burren

Located in North County Clare, The Burren is a geological wonder of rugged lunar type landscape unique in Ireland.

Click here to find out more about the Burren.

Trinity College

Book of Kells/Trinity College

The Book of Kells is an awesome artistic production of the tales of the Bible created by the ancient monks of Ireland and is located in Trinity College Dublin. Unfortunately you can't photograph it.

Click here to find out more about the Book of Kells.