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Top Ireland Attractions

Below is a list of the Top Ireland Attractions with Websites , Images , and links to Maps and Reviews.

Southern Ireland uses the Euro as currency and Northern Ireland the British Pound. There is little restriction traveling between Southern Ireland and Northern Ireland.
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Giant's Causeway
On the North coast 60 miles north of Belfast. The Giant's Causeway is known for its polygonal columns of layered basalt. This is the only World Heritage Site in Northern Ireland. The columns are from a volcanic eruption around 60 million years ago. The area has attracted visitors for centuries for its rugged coastline, with nothing between here and America. Admission about £13 per adult. Phone number 028 2073 1855.
Website . Wiki . BT57 8SU . Hotels


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Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
6 miles east of the Giant's Causeway. There is a coastal car park with a footpath, about 1 mile long, that leads to the bridge with amazing views along the way. The Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge was built by fishermen to check their salmon nets at the small island. It is now a top visitor attraction for people wanting to experience the thrill of crossing the 60ft wide chasm, with an 80ft drop into the Atlantic Ocean. Admission about £9 per adult. Phone number 028 2076 9839.
Website . Wiki . BT54 6LS . Hotels


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Bushmills
North of Ireland 2 miles south of Giant's Causeway. Bushmills is one of the most known whiskey brands in the world, that celebrated 400 years of distilling in 2008. The distillery is situated two miles from the Giant's Causeway, making the area one of the top attractions in Northern Ireland. Tours about £10 per adult. Phone Number 028 2073 3218.
Website . Wiki . BT57 8XH . Hotels


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The Cliffs of Moher
On the west coast of Ireland. Sitauted about 58 miles northwest of Limerick, the Cliffs are about 6 miles long, and about 700 feet at their highest point, rising above the Atlantic Ocean. This is one of Ireland's top visitor attractions, now with a new Visitor Centre, not to be missed. Prices for all facilities about £7 per adult. Phone number +353 65 708 6141.
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The Aran Islands
West coast of Ireland, by the Cliffs of Mohar. The islands are the most westerly part of Ireland, with nothing between them and America. The Islands retain much of the culture and heritage of Ireland, with interesting geology and archaeology. The tour boats for the Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher depart about 8 miles north of the Cliffs of Moher by the village of Doolin, some from Galway. Boat trips from about 16 Euros per adult.
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Blarney Castle
5 miles northwest of Cork, south of Ireland. Blarney Castle was built in the 1400s for Cormac MacCarthy, a notable Irish Cheiftan. The Castle is now one of the top attractions in Ireland, with millions of visitors wanting to kiss the Blarney Stone, the legendary Stone of Eloquence, situated at the top of the Tower. The story goes, Kiss the Stone and you'll never again be lost for words. You have hang over backwards to kiss the stone. There are a lot of coins to be found directly below the stone, that fall out of peoples pockets. Admission about 18 Euros per adult. Phone number +353 21 438 5252.
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Cohb / Queenstown
13 miles south of Cork on the south coast. The town was named Queenstown when Ireland was part of the UK. The name was changed back to its old Irish name Cobh in 1922, after Ireland gained independance. This is where hundreds of thousands of Irish men and women left for a new life in America, many from the time of the Famine 1844-48. The town has two Museums at the railway station named The Cohb Heritage Centre, giving information on emigration up to the era of the Great Liners that ran up to the 1950s, and the Titanic Experience as this was the last Port the Titanic visited. The cemetery in Cohb is where some of the people from the RMS Lusitania disaster are buried.
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Ross Castle
52 miles west of Cork by Killarney. Ross Castle is situated by Lough Leane, in Killarney National Park County Kerry. Ross Castle was built in the late 1400s for the O'Donoghues Mor (Ross). Ownership changed during the Desmond Rebellion of the 1580's, to the Mac Carty Mor. He then leased the Castle and lands to Sir Valentine Browne. The Castle was one of the last to surrender to Oliver Cromwell's Roundheads during the Irish Confederate Wars. Admission Free. Phone number +353 64 663 5851.
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Bantry House
Overlooking Bantry Bay, southwest of Ireland 50 miles southwest of Cork. Bantry House is one of Ireland's top stately homes, with views over Bantry Bay in the south west of Ireland, about 20 miles south of Kenmare. Bantry House is owned by Egerton & Brigitte Shelswell-White and their family. You can take self guided tours of the 3 floors, to view the Drawing Rooms, Dining Room and Library. The house also has Bed and Breakfast accommodation, with views over the Gardens, Fountain and Hundred Steps. Admission about 11 Euros per adult. Phone number +353 27 50047.
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