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15th Aug 2018

11 Amazing Places You Absolutely Have To Visit In Munster Before The Summer Is Up

Rebecca Stafford

Find yourself heading down to somewhere in Munster this summer and looking for something to do?

Well, you’re in luck!

Here are 11 fun places that you just have to visit in Munster this summer.

1. Skellig Michael, Kerry

Skellig Michael is a gorgeous island off the coast of Kerry, you can get a boat over and explore the lighthouse and St Fionan’s monastery.

2. Killarney National Park

Killarney National Park is the perfect place for a peaceful walk with mountains, lakes, woods and waterfalls, it can’t get any more serene than that.

3. Waterford Crystal

Waterford Crystal is a must to visit in Munster, with tours around the factory you get to watch the creation of the stunning crystals as they get blown and moulded into shape.

4. Irish Whiskey Experience, Killarney

With whiskey tasting and cocktail classes, this place sounds like a fun day for anybody that enjoys a good ol drink.

5. Fota Wildlife Park, Cork

Fota Wildlife Park is the second largest tourist attraction outside of Leinster, the park with plenty of animals on show, this place focuses on preserving animal wildlife, it also cares for several different animal species that are in danger of extinction.

6. Blarney Castle

Blarney Castle, built over 600 years ago, is the home to Blarney Stone, it is believed that if you kiss the stone you will gain the gift of eloquence.

7. The Swiss Cottage, Co. Tipperary

This lovely cottage was built in the early 1800s, it was part of Lord and Lady Cahir’s estate, and was used for entertaining guests. Now it’s has guided tours around the grounds

8. Waterford Museum Of Treasures, Waterford

The Waterford Museum of Treasure is three museums in the Vikings triangle, each museum contains historical artefacts associated with Waterford City from different eras, so learn about Medieval, Viking and Georgian Waterford.

9. Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum, Limerick

Foynes Flying Boat and Maritime Museum is all about the flying boats that used to travel across the Atlantic, this is perfect for those with an interest in flying boats and history.

10. Craggaunowen, Clare

Craggaunowen is a 16th-century castle and archaeological museum, learn about the traditions and dwellings of the Crannóg people and head into the woods to see the goats, soy sheep and wild boar.

11. Crawford Art Gallery, Cork

Crawford Art Gallery is a public museum and art gallery in Cork City, with loads of upcoming exhibitions and a lovely café this place is a MUST this summer.

Now all you have to do is choose…

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