Hi everyone. I hope I find you all well and enjoying your summer. This week, I conclude my Irish journeys series with a visit to the the wonderful province of Leinster. This beautiful part of Ireland is home to a wealth of stunning attractions. Here’s my top 5.
Top 5 Places to Visit in Leinster
The capital city of Ireland, Dublin, is a must-visit destination in Leinster. It offers a perfect blend of history, culture, and vibrant city life. Explore iconic landmarks like Dublin Castle, Trinity College, and the Guinness Storehouse. Stroll through the charming streets of Temple Bar and visit the National Museum of Ireland. Or just soak up the lively atmosphere in the city’s pubs and restaurants.
Located in County Wicklow, Glendalough is a picturesque valley renowned for its ancient monastic settlement and stunning natural beauty. Explore the well-preserved round tower, cathedral ruins, and numerous walking trails that lead you through lakes, forests, and mountains. It’s an ideal place for hiking and picnicking. The perfect place to immerse yourself in Ireland’s serene countryside.
Known as the medieval capital of Ireland, Kilkenny is a charming city that showcases rich history and architectural wonders. Visit Kilkenny Castle, a magnificent fortress dating back to the 12th century, and explore the narrow streets of the medieval mile. Don’t miss the chance to visit St. Canice’s Cathedral, the Smithwick’s Brewery, and enjoy the lively arts and crafts scene in the city.
Located in County Meath, Newgrange is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most important prehistoric sites in Europe. This ancient passage tomb is older than the Egyptian pyramids and Stonehenge. Take a guided tour to explore the fascinating archaeological site and witness the mesmerizing winter solstice illumination when the chamber is bathed in light.
Situated on Ireland’s southeast coast, Wexford is a beautiful coastal town with a rich heritage and stunning landscapes. Explore the narrow streets of the town, visit the 13th-century Selskar Abbey, and admire the medieval ruins of Tintern Abbey. Enjoy the scenic coastal drives, relax on sandy beaches, and explore the Hook Peninsula, home to the historic Hook Lighthouse.
These are just a few highlights of the many wonderful places to visit in Leinster. Each location offers a unique experience, combining history, natural beauty, and of course, our famous Irish charm!
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Take care of yourselves and each other,
Slán go fóill!