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Your Favorite Places In Ireland – Part 3

This is third and final part of the “Your Favorite Places in Ireland” series.

Your favorite places in Ireland, and reasons why.

The Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare – “This is a truly awesome place. I know that it is “touristy,” but this place deserves to be seen.”
More info: Visiting the Cliffs of Moher

Hill of Tara, County Meath – “The Stone of Destiny…what a gorgeous site. Such a spiritual place.”
More info: The Hill of Tara on Mythical Ireland

The West Coast, Co. Mayo in particular – “We have been to Ireland twice and I find the West coast to be the most beautiful and scenic of all the areas we have seen. This was a really hard question to answer because there really wasn’t anything we DIDN’T like. The hustle and bustle of Dublin was fun and entertaining but the quaint towns and villages with their entertaining characters were amazing! The scenery on the coast with the cliffs, farms and beautiful little back roads were exactly what I was hoping to find on our trip. I cant really choose a “favorite” place, I guess I’ll have to come back and keep looking 🙂 ”
More info: The West of Ireland

Portumna, Co. Galway – “Great Hotel, Great Town, and access to The Shannon.”
More info: Portumna Castle and Gardens

Millstreet, Co Cork – “The people, the landscape and the sense of place.”
More info: Drishane Castle, Millstreet

The Antrim Coast – “Its rugged beauty, quaint coastal towns, sunrises and sunsets. I loved walking through the old graveyards and visiting the Giant’s Causeway and Dunluce Castle. The scenery is just unbelievably gorgeous! Love it there!”
More info: My favorite places in Northern Ireland

Dingle and Dingle Peninsula, Co. Kerry – “Everything. Great small town, clear, clean fresh air, no pollution.”
More info: Rick Steve’s Dingle Peninsula

Lough Derg – “Stayed in a house on the lake.”
More info: The Lough Derg Garden Trail

Rock of Cashel, Co. Tipperary – “One can almost hear and see the history of the Rock of Cashel as they survey the landscape. Standing among the ruins overlooking the town and countryside, the impress of history is staggering. You can almost hear Saint Patrick proclaiming the significance of the shamrock equated to the Trinity, thereby establishing the Irish National Symbol.”
More info: The Rock of Cashel on ThinPlacesTour.com

Doolin, Co. Clare – “Lovely spot, great music! A session could start in the pub at any time. And you can get to the Aran Islands on the ferry, which are wonderful. Inis Oirr is my favourite, but they are all great!”
More info: Video of the town of Doolin

Slea Head Peninsula, Co. Kerry – “Blue, blue water. Peaceful and serene, history everywhere, gorgeous clouds and green surrounds you. A definite desire to return and explore the many coves and villages. One of those spots that keeps tugging at your heart. Can’t wait to visit again.”
More info: Slea Head Video

Stone circles on Beara Peninsula, Cork/Kerry – “The sense of history is awesome, scenery unsurpassed.”
More info: Stone Circles

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  1. Great series of posts, Liam. I’m making a hop over in September, so these posts coupled with the one about Northern Ireland will all come in handy! Thank you for putting these together!

  2. Good list there, travelled the west of Ireland last July. Short but sweet however I loved it.

    Dingle is really cute, everywhere is walkabout & very Irish vibe to the place. Never got the chance to do Slea head drive, next year maybe!