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Things to do in Ireland - Attractions

Ireland has an abundance of breath-taking natural features with fascinating history, many of which are scattered around the island. Dublin is a perfect base from which to visit some of these features. You can rent a car or do daily tours to nearby locations. Our staff will be happy to recommend what suits your interests and preferences best.

Tours And Activities  

Cliffs of Moher

The majestic 700ft Cliffs on the west coast of Ireland are looking out to the Atlantic Ocean, with stunning views of the Aran Islands on a clear day. 

Giant’s Causeway

The “8th wonder of the world”, is an ancient volcanic eruption and spectacular rock structure. 

Blarney

Blarney Castle was built over 600 years ago by one of Ireland’s greatest chieftains, Cormac MacCarthy the King of Munster. The Castle holds the legendary Blarney Stine. Kiss the Blarney Stone, and you too will receive this “gift of the gab”, this trip will have you bending over backwards – literally to kiss the stone.
 

Kilkenny

Kilkenny, once the medieval capital of Ireland back in the 11th century located on the banks of the river Nore. Take a stroll through the cobblestone streets or the gardens that surround the Norman Castle.
 

Glendalough

Founded in the 6th century by St. Kevin, Glendalough means the Glen of the Two Lakes, it is one of the most popular tourist sites in Ireland, is also known for the Braveheart wedding scenes and all the romantic scenes from ‘PS I Love You’, this is where Hilary Swank met Gerard Butler for the first time.
 

Belfast

The North of Irelandis a must see of anyone travelling to Ireland. Belfast is the capital of Northen Ireland and the birthplace of the Titanic.
 

Connemara

After the great potato famine of1847 – 1851, the landscape of Connemara was left barren. However, this picturesque wilderness of Ireland will not disappoint you; it is also one of Ireland’s national parks.
 

Galway

A harbour city on Ireland’s west coast knows as the city of tribes and once home to Christopher Columbus.
 

Malahide

Ireland’s most beautiful and well-known towns. Browse the boutiques and book shops, or take a break for a coffee in one of our many cafes overlooking the marina.
 

Howth

A short journey to the north side of Dublin Bay you will find the fishing village of Howth. This historic suburb started life as a Viking settlement and played a crucial role in many past events from Norman invasions to the gun running of 1916 rising. Howth has something for everyone, an angler’s dream, cod and ray are commonly caught here as fishing trawlers weave in and out of the harbour. All the while, restaurants along the seafront serve up the catch of the day.
 

Giant's Causeway

8th wonder of the world

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Malahide castle

Majestic castle from 12t century, with over 260 acres of remaining estate parkland, close to the village of Malahide, nine miles north of Dublin

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