Ireland is a wonderful country steeped in history with breathtaking landscapes and lots to see and do. Just like the 7 wonders of the World, Ireland too has many wonders to explore and the following article looks at just 7 wonders of Ireland.
Find out what we think are the 7 Wonders of Ireland …
1. Connemara – County Galway.
Connemara is located in the spectacular west of Ireland and is world renowned for its natural beautiful and unspoilt landscapes. Connemara is a popular place for those who enjoy the great outdoors and offers an excellent platform for those interested in hiking, walking, cycling, fishing, painting, and offers a dream location for golf in Connemara. Check out our article Connemara Top Attractions for further details.
2. Cliffs of Moher – County Clare.
A visit to the spectacular Cliffs of Moher is a must when in the west of Ireland. The Cliffs of Moher top the list of must see places in Ireland and attracts over one million visitors per year! The Cliffs of Moher rise 214 metres above the majestic Atlantic Ocean offering breathtaking views of the surrounding area, with crashing white waves and spectacular sunsets that add to the experience. On a clear day you can see the Aran Islands in Galway Bay and the rugged hills of Connemara. For further details please read our article on The Cliffs of Moher.
3. The Burren – County Clare.
The Burren is a fantastic limestone plateau and is home to over 90 megalithic tombs including Celtic high crosses, ring forts, Corcomroe Abbey, caves and native plants and flowers to name a few! For a great self-drive tour of The Burren check out our article on The Burren by car.
4. The Skelligs – County Kerry.
The Skellig Islands are located in the south west of Ireland in County Kerry, also known as ‘The Kingdom’, and offers a wonderful opportunity to discover the beauty and depth of County Kerry. The Skelligs consist of two small rocky islands located off the coast of the Iveragh Peninsula. The Skelligs were once home to an early Christian Monastery and today there are many reminders of this. The Skelligs are also home to Bray Head, Puffin Island, Douls Head, Oilean an Iasc, amazing birds and wildlife, the wrecks and Valentia Harbour. For further details check out The Skellig Experience website.
5. McGillicuddy’s Reeks – County Kerry.
The McGillicuddy Reeks are one of County Kerry’s spectacular mountain ranges and are also referred to as ‘The Reeks’. The Gap of Dunloe nestles in the shadows of the McGillcuddy Reeks and those who explore this area are treated to amazing picture-postcard scenery such as the famous and world renowned ‘Lakes of Killarney’, waterfalls, wildlife and rugged landscapes beneath dramatic skies. Carrantuohill is the highest mountain of the Reeks and all of Ireland reaching heights of 3,414 feet. This is a popular route for hikers of all levels and offers heavenly views along its ridge.
6. The Giants Causeway – Belfast.
The Giants Causeway is located just 1 hour 20 minutes north of Belfast City and is Northern Ireland’s most popular tourist attraction. It is also a World Heritage site and National Nature Reserve. The Giants Causeway offers the most breathtaking scenery and impressive and world-renowned basalt formation.
The Giants Causeway is a must see! For further details please check out The Giants Causeway website.
7. Brú na Boinne – County Meath.
Brú na Boinne is a World Heritage Site located in County Meath. It is one of the largest and most important prehistoric megalithic sites in Europe. Brú na Boinne consists of standing stones, Neolithic chamber tombs and other prehistoric enclosures that date back as far as 32nd Century BC. Access to Brú na Boinne is only by guided tour which begin at The Brú na Boinne Visitor Centre.
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