Rediscover Ireland: the 10 must-see Irish attractions this summer

Summer in Ireland, there’s no finer time to enjoy the abundance of adventures and activities this ancient island beholds. Ready to #ExploreIrelandAgain? Here are the ten must-see Irish attractions this summer.

Ireland is a treasure trove of sights to see and things to do. As summer slowly inches closer, it feels like it’s almost in reach. Now is the time to start drawing up that summer bucket list.

If you’re keen to invest in a season of rediscovery and adventure on the Emerald Isle, these are the ten must-see Irish attractions this summer. 

Titanic Museum, County Antrim 

Titanic Museum Northern Ireland | Ireland’s Content Pool

Not only is Belfast City the birthplace of the ill-fated ocean liner, RMS Titanic, but it is today home of the world’s leading interactive museum dedicated to the memory of the iconic ship.

Opened in 2012, the state-of-the-art venue is one of the most memorable experiences to be had on the island of Ireland. 

Rock of Cashel, County Tipperary

Located in the midlands, the Rock of Cashel is as iconic as they come in Ireland’s catalogue of ancient sights to see. 

According to legends, the Rock of Cashel is where St. Patrick converted the King of Munster. Today, it is a hotspot for local and international travellers and makes for a fantastic destination along any road trip route through Ireland.

Connemara, County Galway

E-bikes in Connemara, County Galway

Connemara may just be one of the most magical destinations in Ireland to rediscover. 

With a wild landscape of rugged, unspoiled beauty and endless adventures to be had – be it an e-bike tour, hiking or water sports – Connemara is, needless to say, one of the ten must-see Irish attractions this summer.

Newgrange, County Meath

If ancient storied history and dramatic panoramas sound to your liking, Newgrange in County Meath should be on the agenda.

Newgrange is a Celtic burial ground that pre-dates the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt and promises to be an experience to remember.

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, County Antrim

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, County Antrim

For those who want to rediscover Ireland at impressive heights, we recommend you check out the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge in County Antrim.

Spanning 20 metres across two towering rocks, suspended some 30 metres above the wild Atlantic Ocean, this bridge is bound to be one of the most thrilling experiences to be had on the Emerald Isle. 

Guinness Storehouse, County Dublin

The Guinness Storehouse may be one of Ireland’s biggest tourist attractions, and it’s really no surprise. 

For locals and out-of-towners alike, this is truly a place of great Irish history. The highly immersive and interactive exhibition space is only completed by its sky-high bar overlooking Dublin City. And did we mention that you learn how to pour the perfect pint of Guinness yourself?

Inis Mor, County Galway

 Inishmore (Inis Mór), Aran Islands, County Galway | Ireland’s Content Pool

The largest of the Aran Islands, Inis Mor is a majestic portal to Ireland’s ancient past. Located not far off the coast of Galway, Inis Mor is a must-see Irish attraction this summer, no doubt.

Delving deep into island life will be effortless on Inis Mor. Here, locals speak the native Irish language and ancient heritage sites thrive en masse. To top it off, this bucket list destination is still largely off the tourist trail.

Glendalough, County Wicklow

Glendalough is another one of the must-see Irish attractions this summer. Located close to Dublin City, Glendalough offers heritage sites amongst the breathtaking beauty that is the Wicklow Mountains National Park.

Whatever you do, make sure to give yourself at least a day to explore this magical part of the island of Ireland. From hikes to perfectly-preserved medieval cities you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to things to do here.

Dingle, County Kerry

Dingle, County Kerry

Dingle is perhaps one of Ireland’s most charming seaside fishing villages. Remote and off the beaten track, Dingle is a hive of traditional Irish pubs, fish restaurants, and artisanal stores.

Sitting on its doorstep? A wealth of natural landscapes, scenic drives, secluded beaches, and stunning scenery to indulge in. 

Skellig Islands, County Kerry

Little Skellig, County Kerry

The Skellig Islands are perhaps one of the most unique and impressive must-see Irish attractions. Located not far off the west coast of Ireland, the Skellig Islands consist of Great Skellig and Little Skellig.

Easily accessed by boat, Skellig Michael is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Home to an ancient Christian monastery, it was also the site of the final scene of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

 

If you’re interested in an Irish adventure this summer, get in touch with us today at info@irishexperiencetours.com

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