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Top 10 places to visit in Ireland

According to the website here are the top ten places to visit in Ireland. We agree and disagree at certain places.....

1. Boyne Valley

Brú na Bóinne (the Boyne Palace) County Meath contains some of the most important historic sites and monuments in Ireland.

It features the megalithic ancient passage tombs (graves dating back to ancient times) - of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth. These tombs are older than both Stonehenge in England and the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt.

Newgrange, which was built about 5,000 years ago, is Ireland's most famous prehistoric site.

NOTE: The Hill of Tara is also in Co. Meath.

2. Ring of Kerry

Ancient monuments, romantic castles, spectacular gardens and colorful towns and villages! What's not to love?!

3. The Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs stretch for almost 5 miles and rise up to 702 feet over the waters of the Atlantic ocean. A beauty to behold!

4. Giant’s Causeway

The Giant's Causeway is a fantastic part of Irish Folklore. It tells us that an Irish giant named Finn MacCool once lived in the area, and from across the sea he could see a Scottish giant, Benandonner, his rival, whom he had never met. Finn challenged Benandonner to come to Ireland to fight. Because no boat was big enough to carry the giant, Finn built a causeway of stones in the water so that Benandonner would be able to make it across. When Finn realized the Scottish giant was far bigger than he had expected, he fled to the hills where his wife disguised him as a baby. This move foxed Bennadonner because he thought that if the child was that big, the father would be even bigger. Benandonner fled back to the Scotland, ripping up the causeway behind him, so that Finn wouldn’t be able to follow him.

5. Aran Islands

Inishmór, Inishmaan and Inisheer.......The frozen-in-time, we-aint-changing-for-no-one islands are famous for their preservation of a rural existence largely unchanged, at least culturally, over the centuries and They.ARE.Fabulous!

6. Guinness Storehouse

Apparently this is a must see (I disagree) but a trip to Dublin's most popular tourist attraction is pretty much compulsory for any self-respecting guinness drinker in Ireland's capital. (I say go to the Jameson Distillery!!)

7. Trinity College Dublin

Ok so I am going to be biased about this as I went to DCU and hell that college ROCKED! BUT I do get that there is historical fabulousness to Trinity - for example - the college is best known for the Book of Kells (how cool is that!!) but it is also worth going there to check out the Long Room of its old library -apparently, this room was the inspiration for a room called the Jedi Archives, in the movie, “Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.” - WOWSA

8. The Burren

Its got limestone, flowers and all sort of fabulous nature-y things. DO it!

9. St. Patrick’s Cathedral

St. Patrick's Cathedral, Ireland’s largest church, is also one of the biggest tourist attractions in Dublin and its in the city centre so christ go visit - go on, go on, go on!

10. Croke Park

Croke Park is the HQ of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), the sporting body responsible for Hurling and Gaelic Football, which are Ireland's national games.

Jennifer Muldowney
Jennifer Muldowney