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172 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.

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  • Scenery

    10,544 recommendations

  • Sightseeing

    8,158 recommendations

  • Nature

    6,873 recommendations

  • Food

    5,483 recommendations


9 properties in Clondalkin

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  • Convenient public transport

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  • Shopping

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  • Friendly locals

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  • Relaxation

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50 properties in Kilkenny

Welcome to Kilkenny

Spirited Kilkenny was Ireland’s capital in the Middle Ages and although many monuments remain from back then, it’s now best known for the 'craic'. Kilkenny cream ale flows in pubs forming part of its legendary nightlife and tours of Smithwick’s showcase Ireland’s oldest operating brewery, on grounds containing the St Francis Abbey ruins.

What travellers love about Kilkenny

  • Castles

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  • Pubs

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  • Food

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  • Nightlife

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38 properties in Limerick

Welcome to Limerick

Limerick revels in one of Ireland’s most iconic views – the River Shannon curving past King John’s Castle, a 12th-century fortress that could have come straight from a Grimm fairytale. Frank McCourt wrote ‘Angela’s Ashes’ about his childhood here, and his former school is a museum about him, set amid elegant Georgian architecture in the Newtown Pery district. Equally attractive is the custom house, now housing the Hunt Museum's eclectic collection of art and artefacts.

What travellers love about Limerick

  • Shopping

    2,134 recommendations

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  • Food

    1,770 recommendations

  • Nightlife

    1,595 recommendations

Best places to see in Ireland

Galway Cathedral
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 Old Jameson Distillery
“Sláinte!” A visit to Dublin wouldn’t be complete without toasting your health at a traditional whiskey distillery. There’s been one bubbling away on this very spot off Smithfield Square since 1780. Follow the entire process from grain to glass, see the original vats through the glass floor, and become an instant connoisseur at the tutored whiskey tastings.
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Lynch’s Castle
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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Guinness Storehouse
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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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St. Patrick's Cathedral
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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The Salmon Weir Bridge
In 1818, this bridge was built to bring convicts from the courthouse to jail. Nowadays, crowds gather here freely to witness shoals of salmon swim and leap upstream during spawning season. Avid anglers book a precious spot of river months before they actually wade in. You don’t need a reservation to catch a romantic sunset – but bring an umbrella, just in case!
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