Most charming places to visit in Ireland

If there is a country everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime, it is the marvelous Ireland. The Emerald Isle, as it is often called, is brimming with natural wonders, extraordinary architecture and rich culture; along the friendliest people you will ever have the chance to meet. Search for your ideal holiday destination no more, Ireland is all you will ever need. But, do not forget to visit the most charming places to visit in Ireland that the country has to offer.

most charming places to visit in ireland:  Sunrise at Baily Lighthouse
Sunrise at Baily Lighthouse: Photo on Flickr by Giuseppe Milo / CC BY-NC 2.0

Most charming places to visit in Ireland

There are a lot of things to do in Ireland. What you absolutely need to do once you land in this picturesque country is go for a pint or two of the unsurpassed Guinness. That will be an excellent opportunity to bond with the friendly locals who are always willing to have some good time with foreigners. In no time, you will be dancing and singing along to their catchy tunes. Visit Cliffs of Moher in order to breathe in some pure air and forget all about your troubles. Learn a lot about the history and culture of Ireland by visiting the statue of James Joyce and hearing stories about his extraordinary life from the locals.

most charming places to visit in ireland: Burren Ireland Cliffs of Moher
Cliffs of Moher

Explore Baltimore, West Cork

The charming town of Baltimore is an excellent place to visit for those who are interested in seeing what the Irish nature is all about. One of the most breathtaking things that you could do there is to go whale watching. There are a lot of interesting flower gardens and ancient castles to see. Everywhere you look and whatever path you may choose when going for a coastal walk, you will have the unique opportunity to see the marvellous coast and countryside. You can also easily find a ferry to take you to the nearby islands.

most charming places to visit in ireland: Baltimore nature
Baltimore: Photo Victor Paul / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

See the old town of Athlone

Athlone is the right place to see if you are fond of castles. The charming little town is brimming with great architecture. Visit Athlone castle and learn more about the Irish history. Have a day trip to Derryglad Folk & Heritage Museum. Have a fun day out on a replica of a Viking ship – the best cruise you will ever experience. Shannon Banks natural trail is a 5km walk passing along the river Shannon. Do not be afraid, it is actually quite an easy stroll and you will get to enjoy a lot of greenery and different species of birds.

most charming places to visit in ireland: Athlone Castle Ireland
Athlone Castle: Photo Livio Barcella / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Dalkey on the south side of Dublin is a must

As charming as Dublin may be, there is a place near it which is an absolutely must when it comes to visiting Ireland. See the history come alive at Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre where actors tell the visitors all about the ancient times in Ireland and re-enact some of the period-specific scenes. If you are keen on water activities you can take up kayaking and see why the locals are so crazy about it. This place is well-known for the hospitality of the cheerful locals so you may actually want to spend a couple of days out there. You might want to find someone to share accommodation with, as that way, you will save a lot of pounds and get to meet some new people to enjoy exploring Dalkey with.

most charming places to visit in ireland: Village Clock Dalkey Ireland
Village Clock in Dalkey: Photo Richard Anderson / CC BY-SA 2.0

Natural wonders and sports in Kenmare

Kenmare is home to some of the best sport activities in Ireland. What you can do here is go on some cycling tours, enjoy walking all over the place and practice golf with people who share your enthusiasm for that particular pastime. There is the famous Stone circle to visit and relax in its peaceful surroundings. Bonane Heritage Park is perfect for spending a day off and learning about the Irish folk habits and traditions. Cappanacush Castle is great for those who want to see a masterpiece of Irish architecture.

most charming places to visit in ireland: Kenmare stone circle ireland
Kenmare Stone Circle: Photo on Flickr by Carole Waller / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Visit the postcard-like place of Adare

Some of us have always dreamed of fairy-tale-like places of Ireland we have seen on postcards. The finest among those is Adare, a picturesque village. Everywhere you look there will be a lot of flowers, greenery, joyful tunes and interesting snacks to keep all of your senses amused.

most charming places to visit in ireland: Adare Church
Adare Church: Photo Michael Schwartz / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Ireland is home to some of the most charming places in the world. Visit the most picturesque hidden gems of this wonderful country in order to enjoy calming surroundings and lavish nature.

About Nicole Noel

Nicole is an avid traveler passionate about yoga and healthy living. She loves to explore different cultures and share her experiences with others. In her free time she likes to prepare healthy and delicious food for her friends.

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  3. Deevra Norling

    Interestingly, there is an Athlone in Cape Town, South Africa as well. 🙂


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