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17 Things To Do Around Ireland That Will Satisfy The Culture Vultures

By James Fenton

December 12, 2019 at 2:07pm

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Isn't it great living in Ireland? A historic land of saints and scholars, beautiful greenery, stunning castles and other cool stuff like that. A playground for culture vultures from around the world, Ireland offers something for anyone who loves a bit of history, scenery, sport or entertainment.

Any of this lot should be able to scratch your cultural itch...

1. Japanese Gardens, Kildare

Found at the Irish National Stud, the majestic gardens are a treat for the eyes.

 

 

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2. Croke Park, Dublin

The spiritual home of Irish sport.

 

 

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3. Denzille Private Cinema, Dublin

An exclusive 30-seater cinema catering for private parties and corporate events.

 

 

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4. Cork Opera House

The only purpose-built opera house in the country.

 

 

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5. Reginald's Tower, Waterford

Located in the Viking Triangle in Ireland's oldest city.

 

 

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6. Rock Of Cashel, Tipperary

One of Ireland's most spectacular tourist attractions.

 

7. Titanic Belfast

An educational and interactive look at the 1912 tragedy that endures to this day.

 

 

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8. Kylemore Abbey, Galway

This stunning abbey and walled garden is just over an hour from Galway city.

 

 

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9. Curraghmore House, Waterford

2,500 acres of gorgeous gardens and woodland.

 

 

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10. Newgrange, Meath

One of Ireland's most recognisable and historic tourist attractions.

 

 

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11. Beaulieu House, Louth

A perfect blend of scenery with fascinating tours available.

 

 

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12. Adare Castle, Limerick

The jewel in the crown of Limerick.

 

13. Skelligs Rock, Kerry

Beautiful views can be found at this south-western haven, now made famous by the Star Wars franchise.

 

 

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14. Dzogcheg Beara, Cork

Leave your worries at home at this tranquil Buddhist Mediation Centre.

 

 

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15. Hellfire Club, Dublin

Some of the most incredible views over Dublin City can be found here.

 

 

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16. Johnnie Fox's

Head to Ireland's highest pub for plenty of craic agus ceol.

 

 

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17. Kilkenny Castle

A must-see when in the city, you won't feel the hours going by.

 

 

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