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The top places to fall in love with Ireland

Capital of Ireland

1Dublin

1,080 properties in Dublin

Welcome to Dublin

Dublin is home to more than a quarter of the entire Republic of Ireland’s population and was originally founded as a Viking settlement. A lot has changed from those Viking days, and Dublin is now famous for its literary history and the most green-spaces of any other European capital, making Dublin a real Irish gem.

What travellers love about Dublin

  • Pubs

    49,691 recommendations

  • Friendly locals

    40,960 recommendations

  • Live music

    36,975 recommendations

  • Sightseeing

    36,029 recommendations

2Galway

279 properties in Galway

Welcome to Galway

Welcoming Galway is a small city with fantastic nightlife and an infectious atmosphere. Outside of the Galway Arts Festival, there’s still plenty of live music in the Irish pubs to get the party started.

What travellers love about Galway

  • Pubs

    15,332 recommendations

  • Live music

    12,455 recommendations

  • Food

    12,130 recommendations

  • Nightlife

    11,365 recommendations

3Cork

95 properties in Cork

Welcome to Cork

Situated on the banks of the River Lee, Cork’s city centre was originally built on marshes and many of its popular streets are constructed on the former river channels. With a thriving nightlife and a vibrant cultural scene, the Irish Republic’s second biggest city is full of surprises.

What travellers love about Cork

  • Friendly locals

    7,123 recommendations

  • Shopping

    6,695 recommendations

  • Pubs

    6,423 recommendations

  • Food

    5,843 recommendations

4Killarney

201 properties in Killarney

Welcome to Killarney

Overlooking the tranquil waters of Lough Leane, colourful Killarney is a top Irish tourist destination. The UNESCO-listed Killarney National Park surrounds Muckross House, a stately home sitting in large grounds with a traditional farm.

What travellers love about Killarney

  • Scenery

    12,884 recommendations

  • Sightseeing

    10,264 recommendations

  • Nature

    8,532 recommendations

  • Food

    7,032 recommendations

Best places to see in Ireland

Lynch’s Castle
Landmarks
More a medieval mansion than a “castle”. This limestone building was home to the Lynches, a merchant family that gave Galway over eighty mayors. Look for the intricate, original stonework that adorns its Gothic-style façade: from decorative window frames to gargoyles and coats of arms. Now a bank, you can enter its foyer to see a well-kept, 17th-century fireplace.
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St. Patrick's Cathedral
Landmarks
It’s Ireland’s largest church with a 43-metre high spire. And that’s not its only claim to fame: the satirist, Jonathan Swift, author of “Gulliver’s Travels”, was Dean here from 1713 to 1745. Built in the Gothic style, it was completed in 1191, though the Lady Chapel was added around 1270. For the perfect acoustic treat, take time out to listen to some organ music here.
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Guinness Storehouse
Popular areas
If you’re a fan of dramatic buildings, how about this: the Guinness Storehouse is a glass atrium on seven floors in the shape of a pint of Guinness. Each floor tells part of the brewing tale, starting with its four ingredients – water, barley, hops and yeast. The tale ends at the Gravity Bar on the seventh floor, with spectacular views over the city and a drink in hand …
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Croke Park Stadium
Stadiums and arenas
Ireland’s dynamic national games are Gaelic football and hurling. And the home of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) is Croke Park in the suburb of Drumcondra. After an enormous €260-million redevelopment, it’s now Europe’s fourth-largest stadium with a capacity of more than 80,000. It’s also a major music venue, hosting bands such as U2, The Script and One Direction.
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Galway Cathedral
Landmarks
The Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas. The official name is a mouthful, but the interior may leave you speechless. Built in 1965, its design mixes Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque features using local limestone and Connemara marble. There’s no guided tour per se but friendly choristers sometimes show visitors around after Sunday mass.
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The Claddagh
Popular areas
This area thrived as an Irish-speaking fishing village even as Galway succumbed to Norman rule in 1230. Ask a local pub owner to teach you “cúpla focal” (a few words) and make a friend for life – the area lends its name to the famous Claddagh friendship ring. Across the River Corrib, the Long Walk quay’s colourful collage of cottages makes a perfect picture postcard.
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What travellers love about Ireland

Friendly locals
Recommended by 163,500 travellers
Pubs
Recommended by 137,339 travellers
Scenery
Recommended by 134,004 travellers

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