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Provinces of Ireland with Places to visit

Connacht province
Connaught means ‘Land of the descents of Conn’. The province is situated in the West of Ireland. The counties within it are: Galway, Sligo, Mayo, Leitrim, Mayo & Roscommon. The only county in Connaught that does not have a seashore is Co. Roscommon.

Connacht province

Connacht province

Co. Galway
Connemara, University town, Spanish Point, Gaeltacht area,

Co. Leitrim
Glencar Waterfall, Lakes, Shannon-Erne Waterway, Carrick-on-Shannon (smallest chapel in Ireland), The Leitrim Way,

Co. Mayo
365 Islands, Westport, Doonbriste Stack (Downpatrick), Clew Bay, Achill Island.

Co. Roscommon

Roscommon Castle (Ruins), Birthplace of Percy French, Boyle Abbey, Drumanone Dolmen, Famine Musuem, Lough Key forest park, walks, forests, lakes, River Suck (Course Angling),

Co. Sligo
Yeates country, Carrowkeel passage tombs are one of Ireland’s most important early cemeteries.

Leinster province

Leinster province

Leinster province

Co. Carlow
The Carlow Way, Angling, Golf, Crafts, Annual Shad fishing competition, Game and Course fishing, Canoeing.

Co. Dublin

Mountains, Guinness Hopstore, Trinity College (Book of Kells), St.Patricks Cathedral, Christchurch, Archaelogical sites, universities, Dublin Castle, Kilmainham Jail, G.P.O. (statue of Cuchulainn), dedicated to those who died in the Easter Rising in 1916, Writer’s Museum (Parnell Square),Brahms Stoker (Dracula), Handels Messiah

Co. Kildare

Stud Farms, Japanese Gardens, Horse racing (Punchestown), Golf (Ryder Cup in 2006), Curragh Race course, Maynooth,

Co. Kilkenny

Kilkenny Design Centre, Kilkenny Castle, Cathedral, Artisan Craft Trail,

Co. Laois

Angling, Golf, Cruising, Game fishing, Lake fishing, River fishing, Canal fishing, Fly fishing, Horse drawn caravans, local artisan crafts.

Co. Longford

Bog Roads, Houses, Castles, Gardens, Famine Museum, Heritage Homes, Lough Ree, Oliver Goldsmith

Co. Louth
Oliver Cromwell,

Co. Meath
Hill of Tara, Slane Castle, The 8th century brooch called the Tara brooch was discovered at Bettystown, Co. Meath, Horse racing, Equestrian, Golf, Boyne Valley, Angling

Co. Offaly
Midlands, Kinnity, Natural nature reserve, forests, rivers, peatlands (bogs),environmental park.

Co. Westmeath
Kilbeggan Races, Goldsmith Summer School, Athlone Castle (Norman), Heritage Sites, Locke’s distillery museum, Derryglad folk musuem, Crusing on the River Shannon, Athlone – largest town on the River Shannon, Adventure centre, Sailing Club, Language School.

Co. Wexford
Beaches, Rosslare, International Opera Festival, Restaurants, Drama Festivals, Equestrian events, Golf,

Co. Wicklow
Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough, Garden of Ireland, Lakes, Hiking, Wicklow Way, Lough Tay, German Cemetery,

Munster province

Munster province

Munster province

Co. Clare
Doolin, Aran Islands, Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle, Shannon Airport, Ailwee Caves, Dolmen, The Burren, River Shannon, Lisdoonvarna (Festival), Golf courses.

Co. Cork
Jazz Festival, Other festivals, Blarney Stone, Shandon (View of Cork City), Old city Gaol, Ogham Stone collection, Beamish & Murphy Breweries, English Market (Fresh produce and seafood), The Emigrant Trail, Fota Island, Fota Wildlife Park, St.Finbarre’s Cathedral, Theatre, West cork, Roscarberry, River Lee, Baltimore (Bay and white beacon),

Co. Kerry
Highest mountain in Ireland, Ring of Kerry, Lakes of Killarney, Craig Cave (Castleisland), Puck Fair, Staigue Fort, Killarney National Park.

Co. Limerick
University, Neolithic settlement at Lough Gur,

Co. Tipperary
Farming, One of Irelands most distinctive castles is the Rock of Cashel. There is thought to have been a fortress here since Roman times. It’s a long way to Tipperary.
Co. Waterford
Waterford Glass, Sunny SouthEast, Tramore, Dunmore East.

Ulster province

Ulster province

Ulster province

There are nine counties within the province of Ulster.

Co. Antrim
The Giant’s Causeway, Dunluce Castle,Ossian’s Grave (Glennan), White Park Bay, Glenariff,

Co. Armagh


Co. Cavan

Cycling, Crusing, Angling, Mud buggies, Restaurants, Arts, Theatre, Walking, Golf. W.Percy French wrote many famous Irish songs.

Co. Derry
Derry City – also known as ‘The Maiden City’, Foyle Film Festival, Celtronic Festival, Gasyard Festival,Big Tickle Comedy Festival, Walking Tours, Inner city guided tours, Foyle cruise,

Co. Donegal

Beaches, Woollen Mills, Fishing, Gaeltacht, Tory Island, Glenveagh National Park.

Co. Down
The Mountains of Mourne sweep down into the sea through this beatuiful county,

Co. Fermanagh
Lakes, Fishing, Angling, Mountains.

Co. Monaghan

Birthplace of Irish poet and writer Patrick Kavanagh, Carrickmacross Lace Gallery,Monaghan County Museum,Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Wildlife Educational Centre, Castle Leslie Cookery School, Angling, Golf etc.

Co. Tyrone
One of the oldest Neolithic houses excavated at Ballynagilly, near Cookstown. Cookstown Sausages, Sperrin Mountains, Ulster history park, Ulster-American Folk Park (Omagh), Near Strabane (Ancestral home of Woodrow Wilson, 28th president of the US), Ardboe (High crosses)

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