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FEB 28, 2014

Some lesser known places that you may want to visit in Ireland

Every year thousands of people flock to Ireland. Those intending to visit the emerald isle will typically come armed with a list of the most attractive holiday spots of the island. However, for those with designs on experiencing something a little different, have a look below at some of the lesser known places to visit.

Doolin – County Clare

A coastal village, located on the west coast of Ireland beside the Atlantic Ocean Doolin is the place to be for those with an appreciation for Irish music. The Cliffs of Moher and The Burren are in close proximity. Those wishing to do a little exploring can even take a ferry to the Aran Islands.

Westport – County Mayo

Westport is a large town situated in the west coast corner of Clew Bay beside the Atlantic Ocean. A lively town with plenty of amenities and entertainment to suit all, Westport has proven to be very popular with tourists the world over. With Croagh Patrick mountain, the scene of an annual pilgrimage where people climb the mountain to honour the memory of St. Patrick, Westport has seen an influx of tourists over the last few years.

Oranmore – County Galway

Oranmore is located on the outskirts of Galway City, beside the Atlantic Ocean. Home to the Galway Bay Golf Resort, built by Christie O’Connor Jr, Oranmore is steeped in local history.  An eventful night in one of the many inns await you is just a short taxi ride away.

Howth – County Dublin

Howth is situated on the north suburbs of Dublin City on Howth Head peninsula. Once a small fishing village, today Howth is a busy Dublin suburb between sea and hillside. Howth is also home to one of the oldest occupied buildings in Ireland, Howth Castle and Ireland’s Eye island lies one kilometre north of the peninsula.

Greystones – County Wicklow

A medium-sized coastal town that is located twenty seven kilometres south of Dublin City, bordering the Irish Sea, Greystones is a beautiful seaside resort with a harbour and two beaches, divided by an area of grey rock – from which the towns’ name derives. The harbour has recently undergone a £300 million re-development. From beautiful walks along the edge of the cliff views of the completely reconstructed harbour, Greystones has much to offer.

Anyone considering taking a trip to Ireland should carefully consider their choice of destination. You want a holiday where you’ll look back in years to come with fond memories, not one that will fill you with regret.

 

Created on 28th February 2014
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