Tourist destinations in Ireland

Tourist destinations in Ireland

= Destinations =

* Armagh - ecclesiastical capital of all Ireland.
**St. Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh - seat of the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh.
* Clare
** The Burren
* Cork
**Cork City
* Donegal
** Buncrana
** Killybegs
* Dublin
** Dublin Castle - former seat of British rule, now a major Irish government complex.
** Dublin Zoo
** Howth Head
** Phoenix Park - "largest inner city park in the world."
** Áras an Uachtaráin - residence of the President of Ireland.
** National Gallery of Ireland, houses the Irish national collection of Irish and European art.
** National Library of Ireland. has a large quantity of Irish historical, literary and Irish-related material.
** Glasnevin Cemetery - burial location of Éamon de Valera, Michael Collins, Roger Casement, Seán T. O'Kelly:
Daniel O'Connell, Charles Stewart Parnell, Timothy Healy,
** Irish National War Memorial Gardens, Islandbridge, Dublin, memorial to Irish war dead in First World War
** Garden of Remembrance Parnell Sq., Dublin, Republican memorial.
** Irish National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin
** St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral - seat of the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Dublin.
** Christ Church Cathedral - seat of Anglican Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin
** St. Stephen's Green, a landscaped inner-city centre public park in Dublin
** Smithfield, Dublin
** Trinity College Dublin (also called the "University of Dublin") - Ireland's oldest university, founded by Queen Elizabeth I and home of the Book of Kells and the Book of Durrow. (The film "Educating Rita" was made on the campus.)
**Georgian Dublin - view of eighteenth century streetscape of Dublin.

* Galway
**Aran Islands - Irish Gaeltacht speaking islands in Galway Bay.
**Connemara - Irish Gaeltacht.
**Galway City
*Kerry - Scenic rural county in the south west.
**Killarney - internationally renowned as the undisputed centre of tourism in the South West of Ireland . [ [ Killarney | Ireland tourist information re Killarney ] ]
**Valentia Island - Europe's most western point.
**Tralee - Home of The Rose of Tralee.
* Kildare
** Irish National Stud - National Horse stud with many famous horses.
** Maynooth - ecclesiastical capital of the Republic of Ireland.
* Kilkenny - Ireland's most characterful medieval city
** Kilkenny Castle - meeting place of the Confederate Ireland government in the 1640s.
** Rothe House
* Mayo
** Croagh Patrick - mountain place of pilgrimage - since pagen times to present day Christian times.
* Meath
** Newgrange - a monument older than the pyramids.
** Knowth - a similar monument even more impressive than Newgrange that has only recently been opened for visitors.
** Boyne Valley - location of the above two and other monuments.
** Hill of Tara - seat of Ireland's ancient High Kings.
** Kells - after which the Book of Kells is named.
**Harvest Time Blues Festival
*Limerick- A quickly improving modern city in the midwest.
*Westmeath - Centre of Ireland - attractive lakes.
**Athlone Castle - old castle in Athlone Town
**Belvedere House and Gardens - Historic Gardens near Mullingar
**Lough Owel and Lough Ennell - beautiful lakes

** Glendalough 6th century monastic site with Irish Round Tower
** Powerscourt Estate, extensive castle grounds and gardens; a popular tourist attraction, includes golf course, restaurant, hotel.

Tourism Bodies

* Tourism Ireland (Formed in 1998 to market the island of Ireland overseas.)

External References

[ Discover Ireland]

ee also

*List of Ireland-related topics
*Common Travel Area

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