Cities for History Buffs in Ireland
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- 1Ireland241 reviews
The republic of Ireland's largest and most significant city. Haven't been there since the Celtic tiger stubbed its toe, but dynamic and exciting back in 2006-7. Lots to explore depending on your tastes.
- 2Ireland7 reviews
Probably my favourite coastal Irish village. Great shops, amazing ceramics gallery, nice people.
- 3Ireland9 reviews
I passed through Kilkenny on a bike tour and really enjoyed the city while I was there.
- 4Ireland34 reviews
Most people come for the proximity to the Blarney Stone, but a city in its own right. Seat of radical politics. Nice vibe, but some of you may decide to give it a miss. Better than Waterford though.
- 5Ireland7 reviews
Great small city/little town in western Ireland near the Northern Irish border. Lots of mesolithic and neolithic archaeological sites nearby.
- 6Ireland45 reviews
During your perambulations around the rural west of Ireland, the harbor city of Galway is a perfect place to come in from the cold for a few days and soak up the urban vibe, with gastropubs, an art gallery scene, and live music in the pubs.
- 7Ireland1 review
Encircled by streams, the picturesque village of Cong straddles the border between County Mayo and Galway—a region of lakes and vibrantly green meadows dotted with grazing sheep. Cong counts numerous stone bridges, the ruins of a medieval abbey, the occasional thatched-roof cottage, and Ashford Castle, a grand Victorian estate that has been converted into a romantic luxury hotel.
- 8Ireland3 reviews
Dalkey is a beautiful picturesque spot located 13km (8 miles) south-east of Dublin City. Visit the Dalkey Island, Bullock Harbour and Dalkey Castle. Dalkey village offers a variety of gourmet restaurants, art galleries and pubs such as Finnegan’s and The Queen’s.
- 9Ireland18 reviews
I found Dingle to be mainly a fishing town and less touristy than other towns in the Kerry area. It does have its famous resident Fungi the dolphin being the main attraction for visitors like myself who went to see him swimming with the boats. If you get the chance you must arrive from the north of the peninsula taking ...
- 10Ireland7 reviews
Take the ferry from the west coast outside Galway and spend the day on the island. Don't forget to buy a sweater.
- 11Ireland10 reviews
It's quite near from city center. It's very good place for one day working.
- 12Ireland4 reviews
A must-see for those of us who work on early modern British history, but not sure if everyone else would be keen. Good exhibits.
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- 13Ireland25 reviews
It is centrally located and is the automatic start & finish point for doing the Ring Of Kerry and The Dingle Peninsula It is an hours drive from Fanningstown House.
- 14Ireland3 reviews
I loved it here. The gorgeous cliffs-- people walk along them, sometimes get blown off, and if lucky, are blown right back ON again! I greatly hope to return with my husband to Ireland and especially Co. Clare one day.
- 15Ireland4 reviews
Caisleán na Blarnan is a medieval stronghold in Blarney, near Cork, Ireland, and the River Martin. Though earlier fortifications were built on the same spot, the current keep was built by the MacCarthy dynasty, Kings of Desmond, and dates from 1446. The noted Blarney Stone is found among the machicolations of the castle. The castle is now a partial ruin ...
- 16Ireland9 reviews
- 18Ireland4 reviews
Founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century. If you like old graveyards, this is a great spot. If you are not on a guided tour, read the history of the place prior to visiting.
- 20Ireland1 review
One of the places I most love in the entire world, Glandore is definitely my favorite place in Ireland and it's unlike any other town or village I know. Located right on the water in West Cork, this is the friendliest seaside village one could ever hope to find and it never seems to change and is always beautiful, no ...