Bucket List Ireland

If you want to make a bucket list for travelling around Ireland (and believe me you do), there are some places you cannot afford to miss. There are others that will be your own personal preference, but here are just a few you might want to include...

Cleggan Beach, Co Galway

As well as being a pretty good beach, you can enjoy horse riding along the sands. The riding centre offers several treks, but the one along the beaches is one if the most popular. The fishing village of Cleggan is located at the head of Cleggan Bay. The village has four bars, which provide a lively music scene as well as the freshest of seafood dishes.

Cobh, Co Cork

Cobh is a town on the south coast of Co Cork, which is pretty easy to travel to, and is home to Irelands only dedicated cruise terminal. The local economy relies on tourism, and the locals cater for all visitors needs. The people are very friendly and will go out of their way to make sure you enjoy the visit to their town. About 100,000 people arrive every year on the cruise ships as well as the other tourists who come overland.

There are shopping areas, attractions and nightlife to suit all ages, which is why Cobh is so successful at looking after its visitors.

Temple Bar, Dublin

Connemara National Park, Galway

Book yourself into the Maldron Hotel on Sandy Road in Galway and once you have dropped off your luggage head off to the Connemara National Park. With over 2957 hectares of mountains, bogs heaths, grasslands and forests there is many activities that you can take part in. You can ride the Connemara ponies, go on nature trails or Diamond Hill Walks, or you can just sit in the tearooms and admire the views.

There are several special events organised throughout the year and entrance to the park is free of charge.

Murder Hole Beach, Donegal

There are many hidden gems of beaches around Ireland coast, and Murder Hole Beach is one of them. Officially known as Boyeeghter Bay, it is not known how it came by the nickname of Murder Hole Beach.

It is not the easiest of places to find, but if you head towards Melmore Head on the Rosguill Peninsular and then ask the locals they will point you in the right direction. Once you arrive, you will soon realise it was well worth the effort to get there.

Mussenden Temple, Derry

Located on the cliffs overlooking Downhill Street, it was at one time possible to ride a carriage around the temple. Built in 1785, the erosion of the cliff face has now made this impossible and in 1997 the National Trust carried out work to stabilise the cliffs. The temple shares the grounds with a manor house, known as the Downhill Estate, and it is open to the public from dawn till dusk all year round.

These are just five places that should be on most peoples bucket list of places to travel to in Ireland. However, Ireland is a beautiful country with much to offer and there is probably lots of other places you would include on your bucket list of travelling throughout the Emerald Isle.

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