10 Ireland Must-See Sights

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  I hope this email finds you blessed, and perhaps a bit extra lucky today!

So, in case you didn’t know this about me, I am actually of an Irish background. My maiden name was McDade and I come from a family full of freckled, blue-eyed redheads on my mom’s side. Apparently, Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) is my great-grandmother’s uncle or something like that. That’s a little something I’d like to explore one day when I find more time! 

So anyway, I do look forward to my trip to Ireland in the future, so I am always interested to learn more about the emerald isle.  I thought you’d enjoy learning about some of the coolest things to do in Ireland when you visit!

Have a great weekend! Blessings,  Sandy

Ireland is one of the world’s stunning landscapes! I would say one of the MOST, but it seems the more I learn about our world, the more beautiful and artistic it truly is.

Ireland is in my top 5 bucket list destinations, but I think it will take more than one visit to see everything I would like to see. Check out these amazing experiences you can have while visiting!

Cliffs of Moher

Photo courtesy of Christopher Hill Photographic, 2014 Tourism Ireland

The Cliffs of Moher are located along the Atlantic coast of Ireland and are one of Ireland’s most visited areas. Who can blame tourists for visiting this amazing location?  These are in the County Clare.

Kissing the Blarney Stone

This is definitely on my bucket list!   Kissing the Blarney Stone is said to give the kisser eloquence and persuasiveness. Why not?! Though it can be a bit scary to the heights-averse!

Guinness Storehouse in Dublin

A glass, or Pint as they say, of Ireland’s famous Guinness.

This is one of Dublin’s most iconic locations for all the beer lovers!  It is a must-see if you like Guinness, especially. 

Visit www.guinness-storehouse.com to learn more about it!

Cobh Heritage Centre

Cobh Heritage Centre

This was not only the last port Titanic visited before heading to America, but also a wonderful place to research your Irish heritage if your family hails from the Emerald Isle!  It’s a small museum, but well worth a visit if you’re in the area.  

Teeling Distillery

If you like whiskey, you definitely must visit at least one distillery while visiting Ireland! 

Dromoland Castle

One of Ireland’s more famous castles, this and the Ashford Castle are 2 of the most popular hotel castles you can stay in!  I don’t know about you, but I’ve always wanted to spend a night in a non-haunted castle!  Many of the Ireland tour companies I work with can arrange these for you. 

Durty Nelly’s

There are many replicas but only one original Durty Nelly’s in Bunratty, Ireland! The Durty Nelly tradition began way back in 1620 and is one of the most awesome pubs in Ireland to hear traditional Irish music every night, pull your own pint of Guinness, and great food!

Giant’s Causeway 

This incredibly beautiful location is called the Giant’s Causeway because legend says that there was a quarrel between two GIANTS – named Finn Mac Cool & Benadonner.  It’s a bit of a story but in the end, one ran away and tore up the causeway that he had built to fight with the other. 

Belfast City in Northern Ireland

This photo shows some of the Belfast City murals depicting the end of an era of war and violence. There’s a lot to see and do in Belfast, but humankind must always learn from its mistakes, such as the violence between groups of people who believe different things. (Bonus tip: Northern Ireland is actually part of the UK, not Ireland itself, which many people are unclear on. You would actually use British currency here.)


Killarney is a town you can visit while doing the Ring of Kerry tour on Ireland’s southwest coast area. The Ring of Kerry should have its own mention too, but this is such a great little stop along the way. Don’t miss it!

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