Welcoming and wonderfully rich in culture, Ireland, the “Emerald Isle,” is sure to put a sparkle in your eye. You’ll love its friendly people; laid-back attitude; often tragic yet fascinating history; and its rugged, romantic landscapes. This is “the land of saints and scholars,” with more Nobel Prize winners for literature than any other country in the world. Topping it all, the country’s capital of Dublin was designated a UNESCO City of Literature in 2010.
Places to visit and attractions for tourists are abundant and infinitely varied. The state museums are all free, heritage sites date to prehistory, and there are endless outdoor pursuits to enjoy countrywide, such as horse riding, golf, sailing, and numerous remote, wild islands to explore. And, of course, there’s the famous Irish “craic” (good time) to enjoy, wherever you decide to go.
Discover all the things to do in this stunningly attractive country with our list of the top tourist attractions in Ireland.