Ireland

The most beautiful sights of Ireland

The best of Ireland's sights

Petr Liška
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The most beautiful sights of Ireland
Inserted: 01.04.2022
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com
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If you like ancient Christian monuments in the form of old monasteries and abbeys, mysterious castles and ruins, Ireland is the ideal country to visit. There is an inexhaustible number of such monuments. In addition, there are also ancient megalithic buildings on display. Let's take a look at the most beautiful sights that Ireland has to offer

1.
Rock of Cashel Castle

The castle of Kings

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| Altitude: 125 m / 410 ft

Rock of Cashel is one of Ireland's most important and oldest castles. Many kings lived here, and one of them… continue reading

2.
Dublin

The capital city of Ireland

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| Altitude: 5 m / 16 ft

Dublin city has almost two million inhabitants. Famous is mainly for its typical bars. The most significant… continue reading

3.
Glendalough

Picturesque landscape at an ancient monastery

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| Altitude: 135 m / 443 ft

Glendalough, set in a glaciered valley, is an example of the true Irish atmosphere – an ancient stone… continue reading

4.
Kylemore Abbey

Impressive abbey

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| Altitude: 43 m / 141 ft

At the northern end of the Connemara National Park, the imposing Kylemore Abbey is right on the lake. It does… continue reading

5.
Blarney Castle

The most famous castle in Ireland

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| Altitude: 40 m / 131 ft

Castle Blarney, because of its height as if it were in fairy tales. Next to it is a tall lonely tower and… continue reading

6.
Kilkenny Castle

Medieval castle with a beautiful garden

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| Altitude: 57 m / 187 ft

Kilkenny is a small town with twenty thousand inhabitants. The main attraction of the city is a preserved… continue reading

7.
Cahir Castle

Monumental Irish Castle

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| Altitude: 45 m / 148 ft

One of the largest Irish castles is undoubtedly the Cahir built in the city of the same name. The castle is… continue reading

8.
Ross Castle

A mighty tower castle

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| Altitude: 18 m / 59 ft

The beautiful Ross Castle is one of the typical tower castles in Ireland with a massive dominant tower that… continue reading

9.
Sligo Abbey

The beautiful ruins of the medieval abbey

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| Altitude: 8 m / 26 ft

The largest monument in Sligo is the ruins of a massive medieval abbey. Like almost every such Irish monument… continue reading

10.
Muckross House

Palace between two lakes

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| Altitude: 30 m / 98 ft

Muckross House is picturesquely situated in beautiful landscapes near Lake Leane and Lake Muckross. An ideal… continue reading

11.
Dunguaire castle

Castle right by the sea

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| Altitude: 0 m / 0 ft

Just a short distance from the city of Kinvarra, the pretty tower castle of Dunguaire is right on the… continue reading

12.
Newgrange

The prehistoric complex

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| Altitude: 65 m / 213 ft

The most important building in ancient Ireland is monumental Newgrange, built even before the pyramids of… continue reading

13.
Muckross Abbey

Fortified Abbey

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| Altitude: 29 m / 95 ft

Almost like every Irish medieval monument, there is a Muckross Abbey without a roof and looks more like a… continue reading

14.
Slane Abbey

The Abbey of St. Patrick

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| Altitude: 149 m / 489 ft

On the hill of Slane is perhaps the most interesting abbey ruins in Ireland – Slane Abbey. There are a lot of… continue reading

15.
Fanad Head Lighthouse

Lighthouse in northern Ireland in Donegal

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| Altitude: 4 m / 13 ft

The beacons have been used to navigate seafarers at sea since time immemorial. One such – Fanad Head… continue reading

16.
Parke´s Castle

Castle at Lake Lough Gill

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| Altitude: 10 m / 33 ft

Right next to the scenic Lough Gill is the beautiful Parke's castle. Unlike most Irish castles, this looks… continue reading

17.
Megalitic place Carrowmore

Instead of ancient tombs and dolmen

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| Altitude: 49 m / 161 ft

Only one kilometer from Sligo is one of Ireland's most significant megalithic sites – Carrowmor. Unlike the… continue reading

18.
Ruins of the church in Gowran

Beautiful medieval stone church

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| Altitude: 67 m / 220 ft

The small town of Gowran is mainly visited by tourists thanks to the St. Mary church, which looks more like a… continue reading

19.
Leamaneh Castle

The ruin of mighty castle tower

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| Altitude: 62 m / 203 ft

At the western end of the marvelous landscape The Burren is a massive ruin of a castle Leamaneh. The ruins… continue reading

20.
Monasterboice

Cemetery with unique Celtic crosses

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| Altitude: 119 m / 390 ft

Monasterboice, one of the earliest Christian settlements in Ireland, it is interesting by a huge Celtic… continue reading

21.
Old Mellifont Abbey

The ruins of picturesque abbey

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| Altitude: 60 m / 197 ft

If you visit the ancient Old Mellifont Abbey you can see here, unfortunately only ruins. Anyway, it's a… continue reading

22.
Gallarus Oratory

An ancient Christian church

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| Altitude: 33 m / 108 ft

On the beautiful Dingle Peninsula, one of the oldest Christian buildings in Ireland – Gallarus Oratory – is… continue reading

23.
Brownshill dolmen

The heaviest stone

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| Altitude: 87 m / 285 ft

Brownshill Dolmen is famous for its top stone, which is considered the most massive in Europe with a weight… continue reading

24.
Ross Errilly Friary

Ruins of a Franciscan monastery

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| Altitude: 14 m / 46 ft

Ross Errilly Friary is a medieval Franciscan monastery located about a mile northwest of Headford, County… continue reading

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