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30th Jul 2018

13 Places You Have To Visit In Leinster This Summer

Rebecca Stafford

Summer has its pros and cons – its pros are the fact that everybody is off to enjoy the weather and the cons are, well, what weather?

Either way, rain or shine, here’s a list of things to do in Leinster this summer that include indoor and outdoor activities.

1 . Tayto Park, Meath

Tayto Park is a MUST to visit this Summer with its new Viking Voyage roller coaster and everybody’s favourite Cu Chulainn coaster.

2. Howth, Dublin

Howth is the perfect place to spend a sunny day, take a long walk along the pier, get some chipper and enjoy the day out.

3. Newgrange, Meath

If you’re looking to dive into a little bit of history this summer then why not head down to Newgrange and learn about the neolithic days.

4. Trim Castle, Meath

Trim Castle is a stunning place to visit, take a tour of the largest Anglo-Norman castle and learn about all the previous lords and ladies that lived there.

5. Glendalough, Wicklow

Glendalough is another gorgeous historic sight in Leinster, it is one of the earliest Christian settlements and is located between two tranquil lakes, perfect for a lovely walk or hike.

6. Jump Zone, Dublin

Jump Zone is Ireland’s first trampoline park and has activities like the foam pit, trampoline dodge ball and open jumping – the perfect place for a day out.

7. Ericsson Skyline Tour, Dublin

This exciting tour takes place in Croke Park and gives spectacular views of Dublin from 17 storeys up.

8. Dunbrody Famine Ship, Wexford

This famine experience is a must this summer, with tours along the boat and a café nearby it’s a fun way to learn about the great Irish famine.

9.Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin

Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin is another great historic site, the building is a symbol of rebellion as many Irish rebellion leaders were executed there.

10. Curragh Racecourse, Kildare

The Curragh is Ireland’s most important thoroughbred racecourse with races on every weekend, definitely a good place for a day out.

11. Hook Lighthouse, Wexford

Hook Lighthouse, located on Hook Head is one of the oldest lighthouses in the world and the oldest operating lighthouse in the world.

12. Dublin Zoo

Located in Phoenix Park, Dublin Zoo is a great place to spend the day.

Don’t forget to check out the new Zoorassic World habitat that recently opened up.

13. Funtasia Water Park, Louth

Funtasia Water Park is a place you have to go this summer, not only does it have a water park filled with slides, it also has mini golf, bowling and roller skating.

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