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Famous places in Ireland

As an island nation, Ireland has many beautiful cliffs.
As an island nation, Ireland has many beautiful cliffs.
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Ireland is a country that is famous in of itself. Its reputation for its landscape, people and history makes Ireland a very desirable destination for tourists. There are a lot of things to see and do in Ireland so the country has something to offer everyone. Those who are interested in sports would love to attend a game at Crowe Park. Individuals who thrive in cities will adore Dublin and all it has to offer—including a zoo, great night life, and lots of walking tours. People who are interested in tours of more scenic landscapes will enjoy Greyhound Tours throughout the counties. Anyone who enjoys nature will be entranced by the Irish seaside and mountain ranges that are impressive due to their sheer wildness. Ireland is also a thriving country that boasts lots of places to relax including spas, salons and fancy eateries. Anyone who wants to enjoy the good life will be able to find ways to pamper themselves on the Irish shores.

Below is a list of five famous places in Ireland that are likely to be of interest to most tourists.

The Blarney Stone
The Blarney Stone Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

The Blarney Stone

The Blarney Stone is a stone that is located on the top of the Blarney Castle is County Cork, Ireland. The stone dates to 1446 and it is said that kissing the Blarney Stone gives one “the gift of the gab,” meaning that they are able to talk a lot.

Cliffs of Moher
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Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher are located in County Clare in the west of Ireland. At their highest level the cliffs are 702 feet high and they overlook the ocean. The cliffs offer beautiful views and attract over one million viewers each and every year.

Bunratty Castle
Bunratty Castle Patrick Bolger/Getty Images

Bunratty Castle

Bunratty Castle is a 15th century tower house located in County Clare. Bunratty Castle is a sight of historical reenactments since the castle is decorated like it was centuries ago and actors and actresses are in costumes. Thus, it is a very popular tourist attraction.

Saint Stephen’s Green
Saint Stephen’s Green Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Saint Stephen’s Green

Saint Stephen’s Green is a public park in Dublin. The park was landscaped and opened to the public in 1880 and it remains one of the most popular places to go in Dublin until this very day.

The National Stud
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The National Stud

Ireland is a country that is renowned for their interest in horses and many top racing horses are bred in Ireland. The National Stud, located in County Kildare, is where the horses are bred.