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5 Unmissable attractions in Ireland

There is a wealth of scenery to be discovered along Ireland’s Rugged Atlantic Coast. With just one week left to enter our fantastic competition to win a roadtrip in Ireland with car rental from Hertz car rental, we’ve put together a list of 5 unmissable attractions in Ireland to help you on your way.

Mizen-Head-Wild-Atlantic-Way-Ireland-WaysMizen Head, Co. Cork

Where spellbinding scenery will send you hurling back in time to a place where all that we knew was what was right in front of our eyes. Mizen head, to the local fisherman was the unadulterated view of the world’s end.

Dingle, Co. KerryDonkey-Dingle-Way-Irelandways-

Dingle has the kind of effortless charm that cannot be mimicked. With quirky bars and cosy taverns that many have tried and failed to emulate. For the real deal head to Dingle where tourists and locals alike can share a story over a pint or two, the Kerry brogue can be heard weaved through a German twang or American turn of phrase and the local mascot is a 40 year old bottle-nosed Dolphin named Fungi.

wild-atlantic-way-road-trip-irelandwaysCliffs of Moher, Co. Clare

One of the most visited tourist attractions in Ireland could not not be omitted from our list. Towering majestically over the Wild Atlantic, standing atop these cliffs is sure to forge a sense of re-connection with the earth. It’s no wonder that these cliffs have been the favoured film location for a number of Blockbuster hits including Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince and The Princess Bride.

 Achill Island, Co. Mayokeem-beach-achill-island-wild-atlantic-way-cycling-ireland-ways

Cut off from the mainland, Achill Island is a land that time forgot. A remote haven where locals can be heard speaking in the ancient tongue, carrying out the rituals of rural life on Achill’s wild landscape. Some of the most beautiful beaches in Ireland can be found among this isolated paradise.

Sliabh Liag Cliffs, Co. Donegal

The Sliabh Liag cliffs, which at 600 metres are the highest sea cliffs in Europe and almost three times as high as the famed Cliffs of Moher in County Clare. To put that into perspective, that’s twice as high as the Eiffel tower.

If you have can think of any attractions in Ireland that should have made our list, please let us know in the comments! Don’t forget to enter our wonderful competition to win a road trip in Ireland!


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