Ireland

Towns in Ireland You HAVE to Visit

Ireland is my all-time favorite country. The food is amazing, the views are great, and the people are the kindest people I’ve ever met in my entire life. I absolutely love Ireland to bits, and I think it should be on everyone’s travel list. I can’t recommend enough that you take an Ireland holiday!

There are so many cities and towns in Ireland, so it can get overwhelming trying to decide where to go when you only have a limited time in the country. That’s why I’ve decided to put together a list of my top 10 cities/towns you must visit in Ireland, in no particular order!

Killarney, Co. Kerry

Giant wool market building in Killarney, Ireland. Best towns to visit in Ireland.PIN IT

Killarney is super beautiful, and it’s even an easy day trip away from Dublin. It’s 100% worth visiting and exploring. I think you could easily spend a week here, or even more. There’s a lot to see!

What to do in Killarney

Explore Killarney National Park. The town Killarney itself is in Killarney National Park, and the views everywhere are exceptional. If you’re lucky enough to rent a car in Ireland or own a car, definitely go out and drive around. There are amazing viewpoints everywhere. One such viewpoint that I suggest is Aghadoe Heights, which gives you a beautiful water and mountain view.

Check out Torc Waterfall. Torc Waterfall is probably one of the most-visited parts of Killarney National Park. It’s a very short hike up from the parking area and you may find it overcrowded if you’re there during midday, but you can also keep hiking up the trail if you please. The waterfall itself is 66 feet high and is a sight to behold.

Visit Muckross House, a victorian mansion from the 19th Century. It was designed by Scottish architect William Burn for Henry Arthur Herbert and his family. Queen Victoria even visited Muckross House in the 1860’s and instantly fell in love with Killarney. Supposedly, the Herberts redid a lot of the house before Queen Victoria came, even positioning her room with the best view of the park from her window!

Walk around downtown Killarney! Killarney is my favorite Irish town. There’s just something about it that makes it so different from other Irish towns I’ve visited. It just feels so homey and comforting. It’s hard to describe! The buildings are extremely beautiful and clean too. Plus, the locals are really friendly! Though of course the locals are friendly no matter where you are in Ireland.

Drive the Ring of Kerry. This road trip is one of the most popular drives in Ireland. If you rent a car during your visit to Ireland, this is one of the most scenic road trips to do! Killarney is such a great place to start this drive.

Dublin, Co. Dublin

There is obviously so much to do in Dublin and it’s one of the most beautiful cities in the world! It’s definitely a city that you need to spend more than 48 hours in, but if you’re ever there for a short period of time, there’s a few things I definitely recommend seeing.

Colorful pubs and hostels in temple bar district of Dublin, Ireland. Best towns to visit in Ireland.PIN IT

What to do in Dublin

EAT ALL THE FOOD. I personally think that there’s so much great food in Dublin. Try all the local dishes you can – from boxty, to a traditional Irish breakfast, to Irish stew! Be sure to get yourself a pint of Guinness too.

Visit Trinity College Dublin. Trinity College is a must-visit in Dublin, especially if you’re looking to see the Book of Kells. I suggest buying your Book of Kells ticket ahead of time online, because it can get quite busy! Really take your time at this exhibit too – it’s totally worth it. You can also wander around the gorgeous campus a little bit too!

Trinity College Library in Dublin, Ireland. Long Room full of books. Best towns to visit in Ireland.PIN IT

Shop on Grafton Street. There are so many amazing stores on Grafton Street, and even amazing performers. I can’t even tell you the number of times I’ve grabbed a gelato or a crepe and just stood and listened to whoever was playing for a half hour.

Peruse the Temple Bar area. Yes, the Temple Bar area can be quite touristy. Don’t let that stop you! I still think it’s worth seeing while you’re in Dublin. Keep in mind that it definitely gets a lot busier at night. If you’re looking to actually get a drink at the Temple Bar Pub, I’d suggest going earlier in the day just to say you’ve done it, and then try going to another pub at night. One of the ones I personally found myself always going back to was Quay’s, which is conveniently located near the Temple Bar Pub. There’s also a lot more local options that will probably be more affordable around Dublin.

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Experience the Guinness Storehouse. The Guinness Storehouse is actually the #1 most-visited Irish tourist attraction. Isn’t that crazy? I’m here to tell you that it is with good reason! The entire museum itself is so interactive and it has 5+ floors to explore. There’s even a tasting room where you’re taught how to correctly drink Guinness! Plus, you get a free pint at the Gravity Bar on the top floor, where you’re greeted with panoramic views of the entire city.

Take a stroll in St. Stephen’s Green. While studying abroad in Dublin, I constantly found myself coming back to St. Stephen’s Green. It’s such a beautiful park. It’s fun to even grab some food on Grafton Street and then sit in the park while you eat! There’s so many little areas that you can sit in the park too.

If you’re looking for more awesome things to do in this amazing city, check out this post on 50 Unique Things to Do in Dublin!

Galway, Co. Galway

Ah, Galway, the place that Ed Sheeran sang about in “Galway Girl”. I feel like Galway is always one of the top destinations that people want to visit in Ireland, and I don’t blame them!

What to do in Galway

Visit the Cliffs of Moher. The Cliffs of Moher are actually only 1.5 hours away from Galway, and they are accessible by public transport. You could even rent a car to do the trip if you wanted, or you could do a day tour trip where you could see even more awesome views. The Cliffs of Moher, though touristy, are definitely worth the visit. The views are amazing. Just don’t get too close to the edge!

Giant green rocky cliff face in Ireland. Cliffs of Moher. Where to visit in Ireland.PIN IT

Explore the Latin Quarter. The Latin Quarter is an area in Galway that is filled with cobblestone streets. I might be completely wrong in saying this, but it kind of reminds me of the Temple Bar area in Dublin. It’s a really beautiful area.

Walk down Quay Street. Quay Street is definitely one of Galway’s busier streets, but the buildings are so pretty. I definitely suggest walking down here. It’s also home to one of Galway’s most famous pubs, The Quays.

Look at Lynch’s Castle. This castle is actually one of the original castles that was in Galway long ago. It has now been converted into a bank! It’s fun to just look at from the inside. I’m sure you could even go in too if you really wanted to!

Still looking for more to do in Galway? Be sure to check out this post on the 20 Best Things to do in Galway, Ireland.

Galway Harbor. Best places to visit in Galway. Photo by Ruby Doan on Unsplash. PIN IT

Snap a photo of picturesque Galway Harbor. The harbor is definitely the quintessential “I went to Galway” photo that everyone has. There’s a reason everyone goes here. It’s so beautiful!

Cork, Co. Cork

Cork is another fun city to visit in Ireland. It’s actually the second largest city in Ireland, right behind Dublin! It’s a lot larger than most people initially think. Here’s why you MUST visit Cork, Ireland!

What to do in Cork

Walk the grounds of Blarney Castle and kiss the Blarney Stone. Keep in mind that this is kind of a super touristy attraction! I don’t think I ran into any locals here while at Blarney Castle, except maybe the workers. It is still a super fun experience though! If you’re afraid of heights, do not try to kiss the Blarney Stone.

There’s also a lot more to Blarney than just the castle. You also get to peruse all of the gardens. There’s so much to do here and a lot of the different areas of the grounds are amazing. I feel like so many people go, kiss the stone, and then leave. Really take your time here!

It’s also easy to get from Blarney Castle to downtown Cork by bus.

Old castle with blue sky and bright green grass. Blarney Castle. Where to visit in Ireland.PIN IT

Peruse the English Market. The English Market is an indoor market from the 18th Century. There’s so many food stalls – trust me, you won’t be able to leave without buying at least one thing to eat. The inside of the English Market is also really gorgeous! It seemed really well-kept to me when I visited.

Walk around University College Cork. UCC has a gorgeous campus. What more is there to say? If I hadn’t studied in Dublin, I probably would’ve tried to study in Cork!

Stroll St. Patrick’s Street. St. Patrick’s Street is Cork’s Grafton Street. It’s where all the shopping happens! Even if you don’t buy anything, it’s fun to stroll down a city’s high streets and people watch and just pop into stores.

Joffrey sign "Cork Born Kings Landing Bred" Game of Thrones. Cork, Ireland. Where to visit in Ireland.PIN IT

Bray, Co. Wicklow

Bray is a gorgeous coastal town in County Wicklow. If you’re staying in the Dublin area for the entirety of your time in Ireland, it makes for a really easy day trip on public transportation!

What to do in Bray

Hike the Bray Head cliff walk. While studying abroad in Ireland, I became a huge fan of doing cliff walks. They’re just a whole bunch of fun and you get some of the best views ever. Plus, you’re being active. The Bray Head cliff walk is no exception! I visited on a slightly overcast day and there weren’t many people along the walk at all.

Lush overgrown walkway by the water. Bray, Ireland. Best towns to visit in Ireland.PIN IT

Explore Wicklow Mountains National Park. Wicklow Mountains National Park is one of the most gorgeous places in all of Ireland. If you love getting outdoors, definitely check it out!

Visit the Mermaid Arts Centre. The Mermaids Art Centre is free to visit if you’re going to check out their galleries! They rotate out their second floor exhibits. I have heard so many great things about the performances and shows that are put on here too, but I unfortunately missed out on this when I was in Bray!

Girl with red hat standing by water and looking at small houses in the distance. Bray, Ireland. Best towns to visit in Ireland.PIN IT

Walk along the Promenade. My friend and I decided that when we did the Bray Head cliff walk, we’d go from Greystones to Bray instead of from Bray to Greystones because we knew we’d be greeted with prettier views this way. Boy were we right! The Bray Promenade was our view at the end of the cliff walk, and it’s gorgeous. It’s Victorian style and lined with so many fun little shops and ice cream places. We even stopped to get some chips from a fish & chip shop while we soaked in the view.

Revel in the fact that Hozier is from Bray! Isn’t that wild? Hozier is one of my favorite artists, and this is actually his hometown!

Howth, Co. Fingal

Howth is an absolutely beautiful coastal town in Ireland. To this day it’s one of my favorite places that I visited! Plus, it’s super easy to get there from Dublin, and vice versa.

What to do in Howth

Walk the Howth coastal cliff walk. The Howth coastal cliff walk is just amazing. I don’t know how else to describe its beauty. The water is this amazing color blue that I’ve never seen before and everywhere you look there’s more amazing scenery. The walk can take anywhere from 1 – 3 hours depending on which route you decide to take and whether you decide to loop around or not. My friend and I took the easier route but tried coming back on a harder route just so that our views would be a little different.

Grab some food at Howth Market. Howth Market is a pretty little market down near the Harbor. There’s some great places to eat here. I couldn’t help myself and got some gelato since it was so hot the day I was there! There’s also a lot of actual lunch food as well.

Girl walking on pathway next to a cliff face. Girl walking in Howth, Ireland cliff walk. Best towns to visit in Ireland.PIN IT

Stare at the beauty of Howth Harbor. It’s a lot of fun to just sit and people-watch by Howth Harbor. There’s a lot of hustle and bustle and you can see all the beautiful boats. A lot of seafood restaurants are along Howth Harbor, so if you’re feeling up to it, you could even sit outside at one of these restaurants and people-watch that way!

Dip your toes into Balscadden Bay Beach. Balscadden Bay Beach is a cute little beach a short walk from Howth Harbor. It’s also on the way up to the cliff walk. It is a pretty rocky beach, so keep that in mind. It wouldn’t stop me from at least dipping my toes in!

Bright blue water with giant rocks in Ireland. Howth. Best towns to visit in Ireland.PIN IT

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Have you been to any of these places in Ireland before? Is there a place in Ireland you’d recommend that I didn’t include? I’d love to know in the comments below!

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98 Comments

  • Katherine
    01.18.2020

    I was only able to visit Galway and Dublin on my trip, but I loved them both and would definitely take your advice to see more lovely towns in Ireland.

    • Krystianna
      Katherine
      01.19.2020

      Yay, I’m so glad to hear that! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  • Danik
    01.18.2020

    I only done one road trip to south-western Ireland and three weekend trips to Dublin (as I live on the island next door) and I love the scenery there. So rugged, barren in places and untouched but the towns are also great. Not a big fan of Dublin but I have been to Killarney, Tralee, Limerick, and loved all three of them. Hoping to be soon and hope to be going to Cork next time. 🙂

    • Krystianna
      Danik
      01.19.2020

      Dang, I happen to love Dublin, though it may be because I studied abroad there. I’d love to check out Tralee and Limerick!

  • Nicole Claesen
    01.18.2020

    So many great towns in Ireland to visit! I have a lot of ancestral roots in Galway, so I know I want to go there for sure. Howth and Bray look absolutely breathtaking! Thanks for this great guide!

    • Krystianna
      Nicole Claesen
      01.19.2020

      I hope you get to Galway one day! I highly suggest Howth and Bray. I have nothing bad to say about either of them! 🙂

  • Sarah
    01.18.2020

    Love it – Ireland has so much to do. Thanks for inspiring me to head back and want to do more!

    • Krystianna
      Sarah
      01.19.2020

      I totally agree! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  • Emma
    01.18.2020

    So many great towns! I would love to visit Dublin and Galway!

  • Erica
    01.19.2020

    This makes me wish I would’ve explored Ireland more! Trinity college is beautiful. Great insight 😍

    • Krystianna
      Erica
      01.19.2020

      There’s definitely so much to explore in Ireland. I haven’t even seen it all! I am hoping one day to rent a car and do a road trip of my own. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  • Kristina
    01.19.2020

    Great post and so many ideas for a trip to Ireland!

  • Emma
    01.19.2020

    I just really need to get myself to Ireland. It’s my next top destination for sure. So many great places here. Always wanted to visit Galway, it looks so beautiful

    • Krystianna
      Emma
      01.19.2020

      I hope you get there one day! It’s one of my favorite countries. 🙂

  • kelly
    01.19.2020

    This posts is what I was looking for and helped me preparing my trip to Ireland this summer. Thank you so much!

    • Krystianna
      kelly
      01.19.2020

      That’s so awesome! Have fun in Ireland! 🙂

  • Disha Smith
    01.19.2020

    I’ve never been to Ireland, but it’s on my list. I can’t wait to check out these places when I visit. My husband loves Ireland.

    • Krystianna
      Disha Smith
      01.19.2020

      That’s so awesome! I hope you get there one day. 🙂

  • Lynne Nieman
    01.19.2020

    No offense, but I’m not a fan of Killarney Town at all. Over touristed, too many motor coaches. Galway City, however, is a lot of fun. Great university city. Although I’d head west from there into the Connemara area of County Galway. It’s stunning!

    • Krystianna
      Lynne Nieman
      01.19.2020

      I totally get that. I only was there for a day, but I relatively enjoyed it. I can see how it could be seen as touristy! I also enjoyed Galway. 🙂

  • Linda (LD Holland)
    01.19.2020

    We visited a few spots in Ireland last year. It was just a taste test and enough to show us that we need to plan longer vacation in Ireland. So your blog post will definitely help with planning. Killarney sounds like a good spot for both town and nature sights. We visited the Giant’s Causeway. So would want to add the Cliffs of Moher on a return visit. I do love those views over the Balscadden Bay Beach. So many reasons to return.

    • Krystianna
      Linda (LD Holland)
      01.19.2020

      So glad to hear that you’ve made it to Ireland! It’s definitely a country that you need a bit of time in if you plan to fully immerse yourself into the culture and landscapes. I hope you make it back one day! Also, I LOVE the Giant’s Causeway. It’s so surreal!

  • Claire
    01.19.2020

    I’ve only been to Dublin but would love to explore the rest of Ireland some day (including these towns)!

    • Krystianna
      Claire
      01.19.2020

      That’s awesome! Weirdly enough, Dublin is my favorite city in Ireland. It might be because I’m biased and studied abroad there. 🙂

  • Patti
    01.19.2020

    I love Ireland. I’ve always wanted to visit since I was young. It’s one of my top 5 countries to visit. Thanks for a lovely post about each city.

    • Krystianna
      Patti
      01.19.2020

      That’s so great! I hope you make it one day. 🙂

  • Chrissy K
    01.19.2020

    Wow great post! All these places looking amazing. Pinning so I will have a guide when I get to Ireland.

  • Erin
    01.19.2020

    Such a great list, I feel so inspired to travel back to Ireland. I’ve been to a few of these spots, but not Killarney! Thanks for sharing

    • Krystianna
      Erin
      01.19.2020

      I hope you get back there one day! There’s so much to explore.

  • Vanessa Shields
    01.19.2020

    I have been wanting to visit Ireland so badly and even more so now after reading this great post! All the towns look so charming and I know I would enjoy it there. 😁

    • Krystianna
      Vanessa Shields
      01.19.2020

      That’s so great to hear! I hope you get there one day. The towns are all so charming. 🙂

  • Carrie
    01.19.2020

    Ireland seems full of charming towns! And it’s so cool that there are things like waterfalls and the Cliffs of Moher within easy drives of these spots. Best of both worlds — urban amenities plus nature.

    • Krystianna
      Carrie
      01.19.2020

      YES. It’s one of the things I love about Ireland! Even Dublin is like that. You could be in the middle of the city and then take a 30 minute bus/train ride and then be in the small town of Howth or Bray!

  • Jean-Marie
    01.19.2020

    Ireland is on my bucket list! Your post is super informative. I hope to visit all of your recommended places one day.

    • Krystianna
      Jean-Marie
      01.19.2020

      Thank you! I hope you get to visit. 🙂

  • Francesca
    01.19.2020

    I love Ireland! I’ve been twice and want to go back again. My favorite was Galway but I also liked Killarney and the National Park.

    • Krystianna
      Francesca
      01.19.2020

      I’m glad to hear that! Galway is super fun. 🙂

  • anna
    01.19.2020

    Wonderful post on Ireland! Very helpful 🙂

  • Jamie Italiane
    01.19.2020

    When I was in Dublin I went to Malahide Castle. On my way back to Dublin I swung by Howth and wished I had more time to explore. It was so pretty. I will get back some day!

    • Krystianna
      Jamie Italiane
      01.19.2020

      I so wish I went to Malahide Castle! I never made it there, but next time I’m in Ireland I’ll be sure to get there. I’m glad you made it to Howth! I love it there. 🙂

  • Anna
    01.19.2020

    I haven´t made it to Ireland yet, such a beautiful country! Galway and Cliffs of Moher are on the top of my travel bucket list!

    • Krystianna
      Anna
      01.19.2020

      That’s awesome! Galway and the Cliffs are so surreal.

  • Coni
    01.19.2020

    There’s so much to explore in Ireland! All these places look amazing! I lived in London for a year and I never went to Ireland because I felt like I didn’t have enough time for all I wanted to see. It’s still on my list, though, so eventually…

    • Krystianna
      Coni
      01.19.2020

      I totally get that! It’s definitely a country that you’ll want a bit of time to explore!

  • Sharon
    01.19.2020

    This is a timely post for me, as I’m planning my itinerary for a trip to Ireland in May! I’m trying to decide whether to include Galway. Pinning your post for future reference!

    • Krystianna
      Sharon
      01.19.2020

      That’s so awesome – I hope you have fun! Galway is definitely worth visiting, but I personally think you won’t need any more than 1-2 days there. I know some people will say differently!

  • Sarah
    01.19.2020

    This came in perfect timing! I’m currently planning an Ireland road trip, and these will be on the list.

  • Anita
    01.19.2020

    Ireland seems to be a very popular travel destination, especially among americans. Thanks for detailed information an nice photos!

    • Krystianna
      Anita
      01.19.2020

      Of course, thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  • sarah de gheselle
    01.19.2020

    Oh these towns look awesome. Would love to visit them all. I hope I can travel to Ireland very soon.

    • Krystianna
      sarah de gheselle
      01.19.2020

      I hope you get to too! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  • Bliss
    01.19.2020

    Ireland is such a beautiful destination. I’d like to visit Bray looking at your list. It looks cute.

    • Krystianna
      Bliss
      01.19.2020

      I loved Bray! I can only imagine how fun and lively it must be in the summertime. 🙂

  • Melanie Schaffer
    01.19.2020

    I would defently go see the book of Kells, especially after seeing the beautiul animated film The Secret of Kells

    • Krystianna
      Melanie Schaffer
      01.19.2020

      The Book of Kells is awesome in person! 🙂

  • Jen
    01.19.2020

    Ireland has been on my list for the longest time! I’d love to discover towns outside of Dublin like Cork and Galway. Hopefully this year!

    • Krystianna
      Jen
      01.19.2020

      It’s so much fun – I hope you get to go! 🙂

  • Kate
    01.19.2020

    I totally agree!! I spent 2 weeks in Ireland and Cork, Killarney and Galway were some of my favorites!!

    • Krystianna
      Kate
      01.19.2020

      Yay, I’m glad to hear that! I love Killarney – it’s one of my personal favorites! 🙂

  • Miranda
    01.19.2020

    I loved my time in Dublin and will have to check out these other spots!

    • Krystianna
      Miranda
      01.20.2020

      Yay, that’s awesome to hear! 🙂 I hope you get to explore Ireland more.

  • Shafinah Neville
    01.20.2020

    Oh I love the flow of this guide so much! It’s so well-structured and very informative! 🧡

  • Rhonda Albom
    01.20.2020

    We have been to about half of all these towns, which means we need to go back to Ireland.

    • Krystianna
      Rhonda Albom
      01.20.2020

      That’s awesome that you’ve even been to half! I hope you get to visit the others sometime. 🙂

  • Menty
    01.20.2020

    Nice! Such a bucket list, definitely save it for the next adventure!

    • Krystianna
      Menty
      01.20.2020

      Of course – thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  • Jenn and Ed Coleman
    01.20.2020

    I wonder how much the Mermaids Art Centre costs to visit if you don’t check out their galleries. It sounds like a great deal to be able to check out the galleries and get a free visit.

    I would love to eat all of the food. Then, I would have to walk the cliff walks to burn off the calories, but it would be so worth it.

    • Krystianna
      Jenn and Ed Coleman
      01.24.2020

      You can learn more about the Mermaid Arts Centre here, if you’re interested! The cliffs are gorgeous. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  • samantha karen
    01.20.2020

    Ireland looks so beautiful! I would love to visit Galway one day, the nature and scenery looks stunning.

    • Krystianna
      samantha karen
      01.24.2020

      It really is beautiful! I hope you get to visit. 🙂

  • Tina
    01.20.2020

    I’ve only been to Dublin for a few days, but I’m dying to go back. So many great suggestions here, love it!

    • Krystianna
      Tina
      01.24.2020

      That’s awesome that you’ve been to Dublin! I’m dying to go back too! 🙂

  • Alison
    01.21.2020

    SO many places to go! I was in Dublin many moons ago and would love to return to Ireland and do a more thorough trip. I’ll keep this post for later as Killarney and Cork are on my radar for a visit!

    • Krystianna
      Alison
      01.24.2020

      That’s awesome – I hope you make it to Cork and Killarney!

  • Hannah
    01.21.2020

    Some great recommendations here! I really need to explore more of Ireland! We visited Dublin a couple of years ago and fell in love with it. The one thing we didn’t manage to squeeze into our visit was a trip to Trinity College…I need to go back now to tick that off!

    Hannah | https://getlost.blog/

    • Krystianna
      Hannah
      01.24.2020

      I’m so glad that you fell in love with Dublin! It really is such a loveable city. I hope you make it back to check out TCD!

  • The Holidaymaker | Renee
    01.22.2020

    This is absolutely perfect timing as I am planning a trip to Ireland this fall. The rough itinerary is Dublin to Galloway to Cork – and the fine tuning will be what stops along the way. I will definitely refer to this guide. Any hidden gems that are an absolute must? Please pass them along my way!

    • Krystianna
      The Holidaymaker | Renee
      01.24.2020

      That’s so awesome – I hope you enjoy your time there! Honestly, just make sure you drive some of the Wild Atlantic Way, because the views are breathtaking the whole time, especially on the western coast. Definitely check out Dingle Peninsula if you can, as well! If you visit the Cliffs of Moher, be sure to make a quick stop at the Burren! 🙂 Bray and Howth are also hidden gems if you’re up to doing a fun cliff walk!

  • Maggie
    01.22.2020

    As an Irish dancer, Ireland has been on my bucket list for YEARS but I still haven’t been!! These are great recommendations and I definitely want to check all of them out whenever I FINALLY get there!

    • Krystianna
      Maggie
      01.24.2020

      That’s so awesome, I hope you get to visit!! 🙂

  • Clazz - An Orcadian Abroad
    01.22.2020

    I really need to see more of Ireland! Absolutely loved Galway – Killarney is also on my list to visit! This is a great reminder that I need to go back, haha.

    • Krystianna
      Clazz – An Orcadian Abroad
      01.24.2020

      I’m glad you loved Galway! I honestly think Killarney may have been my favorite on this list. 🙂

  • Sanjeevnie
    01.23.2020

    Cliffs of Mohr are so picturesque. I agree tht Ireland is a must see and Dublin is more than just a short trip. Thanks for sharing

    • Krystianna
      Sanjeevnie
      01.24.2020

      I agree – they are gorgeous! Thanks for visiting. 🙂

  • Kevin | Caffeinated Excursions
    01.23.2020

    Having never been to Ireland yet, I learned a ton from reading your post. You do a great job of showcasing some more off-the-beaten-path destinations as well as the more famous ones. I would love to see some of the coastal town like Bray and Howth in addition to the center of Dublin.

    • Krystianna
      Kevin | Caffeinated Excursions
      01.24.2020

      Thank you! I tried to show at least a few that are so underrated. Bray and Howth are definitely hidden gems. 🙂

  • Candy
    01.23.2020

    Wow! The Trinity college library is gorgeous. I always saw photos of it on Instagram and didn’t know it was in Irelend. You mentioned, “If you’re lucky to rent a car…,” in the beginning of your post and I was wondering if it’s hard to rent cars there? I would like to visit Ireland and rent a car instead of doing the bus tours but didnt think that it would be so hard to rent a car.

    • Krystianna
      Candy
      01.23.2020

      I totally agree! And sorry if that was misleading – I said “if you’re lucky” because I was there while studying abroad and couldn’t afford to rent a car so I used all public transportation, which is also super easy. I had some roommates in Dublin who easily rented a car, so it’s definitely not a difficult process! 🙂

  • Astrid Vinje
    01.24.2020

    We had hoped to visit Ireland this year, but it just wasn’t in the cards. It’s been on my and my husband’s bucket list for quite some time. These towns in Ireland look so cute and picturesque!

    • Krystianna
      Astrid Vinje
      01.24.2020

      I hope you make it sometime! It’s such a beautiful country. 🙂

  • Kathryn
    01.24.2020

    I would move to Howth tomorrow if I could! I loved it there so much

  • How to Take a Day Trip to Howth from Dublin! | Volumes & Voyages
    06.27.2020

    […] sticks out the most in my mind! From its blue waters to the beautiful cliff walk, Howth is one day trip that you can’t miss if you’re exploring the Dublin […]

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