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Your Favorite Places In Ireland – Part 2

This is part 2 of the 3 part series of “Your Favorite Places in Ireland”.

Your favorite places in Ireland, and reasons why.

Cobh, Co. Cork – “Beautiful views and wonderful people. The museum is small but has some great items in it and the local cemetery is moving with the mass grave for those that died on the Lusitania.”
More info: VisitCobh.com

Fr. Patrick Peyton Memorial Centre, Attymass, Ballina, County Mayo – “I had never heard of Fr. Peyton or his being the ‘Rosary Priest’; this was part of the tour we went on w/a priest from our area in Northeastern Pennsylvania. This was a beautiful and quiet area and the presentation on Fr. Peyton’s life was very inspiring. A short mass was celebrated for us and we had chance to walk the grounds, which were lovely. It was just a beautiful and calming way to spend the day, especially because it was ‘off the beaten path’ of the usual Irish tourist areas.”
More info: Fr. Patrick Peyton Memorial Centre

Kilmurry, Co.Cork – “I found out while in Ireland that Kilmurry was where my great great grandfather was baptized.”
More info: Kilmurry Parish Website

Derrynane, Co. Kerry – “It was so good I kept coming back over for over 40 years and now I live here permanently!”
More info: Photos of Derrynane Harbour

Conor Pass, Dingle Peninsula, Co. Kerry – “Fantastic view beautiful place”
More info: Dingle Peninsula

Tramore, Co. Waterford – “I liked the combination of carnival and upscale restaurants and great swimming.”
More info: Tramore Tourism

Torc Waterfall, Co. Kerry – “The very air in Ireland seemed magical to me from the minute we landed. On our second day, we hiked Killarney National Park and visited Torc Waterfall. I’d swear there were fairies all around. It was like something out of a fairy tale. When I’m missing Ireland, I search youtube for videos just so I can see that spot again.”
More info: Climbing Torc Waterfall on The Ireland Travel Kit

Kinsale, Co. Cork – “Charming, walkable village with cute shops.”
More info: Video footage of Charles Fort, Kinsale

Slieve League, Co. Donegal – “Pure rugged unspolit beauty”
More info: Slieve League Cliffs on Discover Ireland

Loughcrew Cairns, Co. Meath – “It was such an unexpected surprise! Fab scenery, remote, quiet. You really got a very different experience than at nearby Newgrange.”
More info: Loughcrew Cairns

Trim Castle, Co. Meath – “Its great history, setting and preservation.”
More info: Trim Castle, photos and facts

County Leitrim, near Dromahair – “I found my maternal ancestors home in County Leitrim. The scenery of this area is almost identical to the scenery of Western Pennsylvania, where I live.”
More info: Dromahair on Wikipedia

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  1. LOVE Kinsale – I think there isn’t a place like that, and Glendalough, and The Ring of Kerry…and ANYWHERE in Ireland!! 🙂

    • Sounds like you have quite an affection for just about everywhere in Ireland, Chris 🙂
      Kinsale is a fave of my own. I grew up not far from there, and I always spend plenty of time there when I’m home to visit.