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Dublin is the largest town and capital of Ireland. Here you will find lots of pub, shops and interesting architectural elements. It is a very popular tourist destination and even Europe, is fourth in number of visitors. In Dublin, the visitor has the opportunity to see many very interesting sights such as the Chester Beatty Library (famous library which houses many religious manuscripts and books), the Christ Church Cathedral (of exceptional interest and architecture of the 11th century cathedral with a highly impressive stash ), Dublin Castle (the former seat of British hegemony in the region) and the Dublin Writers Museum (a museum devoted to Irish writers). 

Also, the Dublin Zoo (the largest in Ireland) Dublinia & the Viking World (located in the historic city center and through the exhibits you can imagine how life was like in Viking and the inhabitants of the medieval city) The Glasnevin Cemetery (cemetery hosts major Irish historical figures), the Irish Museum of Modern Art (Museum of Contemporary Art interesting with beautiful gardens and its own coffee) and the Jeanie Johnston Famine Ship Museum (copy of the original Jeanie Johnston ship carrying many immigrants during the period of the Great Famine). 

It is also worthy of your attention to Kilmainham Gaol (jail where they performed in 1916 by the guerrillas), the National Botanic Gardens (spectacular gardens), the National Gallery of Ireland, the National Museum of Ireland (archaeological artifacts from Ireland), the Old Library at Trinity College & Book of Kells, the Phoenix Park and Waterways Ireland Visitors Centre. 

Second largest city is Cork which is built on the shores of the River Lee. Renowned for its pub, festivals, good food and good market. To obtain a good image of the city and how it is structured visit the Cork Vision Centre which houses a replica of the city on a large scale. Interesting sights are: Elizabeth Fort (valuable fortress, is not visible from the city), St Finbarr's Cathedral (beautiful cathedral Gothic), the Shandon Church (church symbol of the city, you mean the bells), the Lewis Gluckman Gallery ( very interesting collection of modern works from around the world), the Cork City Gaol (very nice city views) and Páirc Ui Chaoimh (local golf Cork). 

To Galway is situated on the banks of the River Corrib in the west. It is known for a festival held every year in the city at least 50 music festivals, dance, food, etc. South of Eyre Square you can enjoy a stroll in the pedestrian area with shops. In the southern part of the walkway you will see the Spanish Arch, a remnant of the old fortifications of the city. The park next to the arch, suitable for rest and relaxation. From here you have splendid views of the river which is directed towards the bay of Galway. Interestingly, Galway City Museum where you can find many historical facts about the city. The Promenade is situated in Salthill and the place where all residents go to enjoy the sun, they walk or the very popular skates or dive from the lift which is the point. Finally, visit the ruins of the medieval banqueting hall, which came to light after excavations. 

The Killarney is a popular tourist destination in Ireland and a base for tours to the Ring of Kerry, a well-known for its natural beauty around. Visit Muckross Abbey (ruins of the monastery of Saint Francis, founded in 1448), the Muckross House and Gardens (beautiful park worth seeing especially if you have children) and Ross Castle (inside the park are the ruins of a medieval castle ). 

To Kilkenny is a beautiful medieval town known as the "City of Marble", which hosts an annual festival Cat Laughs Comedy Festival. Noteworthy sights are: Kilkenny Tourist Office, Kilkenny Castle and Gardens, Black Abbey, Rothe House, St. Canice's Cathedral, Grace's Courthouse, Butler House, Kilkenny 'Slips', St. Francis Abbey Brewery, St. Mary's Cathedral, Tholsel, Kilkenny Design Centre, St Kieran's College, St John The Evangelist. 

The Letterkenny has the reputation of the fastest growing city in Europe and a hub for people wanting to move to Donegal. Visit the Market Square, the Letterkenny Town Park and St. Eunan's Cathedral. 

The Limerick is situated on the banks of the River Shannon. Here stands the King John's Castle, a beautiful castle on the river, an image that will be unforgettable. Other attractions are: Thomond Park, St. John's Cathedral, The Hunt Museum, St Mary's Cathedral, Downtown Georgian Architecture, UL Arena, Limerick Milk Market, Peoples Park, the monument of Daniel O'Connell and the Treaty Stone. 

To Sligo is a small seaside town with two notable attractions to visit. One is the Sligo Abbey (Abbey interesting 1253) and the other the Famine Memorial (monument dedicated to the approximately 30.000 residents who emigrated from the town during the Great Famine). 

Finally, Waterford is the oldest town in Ireland. Very interesting destination for those wanting to explore the ancient history of the country. City with a long history and relatively small population has the reputation of one of the best cities in Ireland in the quality of life offered to residents. It is also known for its many festivals it hosts. It is worth visiting Dunmore East (picturesque village), Dungarvan (major city and port), Ardmore (beautiful seaside resort) and Passage East (port, from here starts ferry Wexford), located close to Waterford. Remarkable museums are The Waterford Treasures Museum, Reginald's Tower and Edmund Rice International Heritage Centre. 

Note: The above information was updated at the time of issue of the article but can change without notice. Please confirm the accuracy of these before your trip


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