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The Ultimate Guide To The Most Interesting Thing To Do In Every County

By clodagh

June 2, 2017 at 4:04pm


Summer is the time when our country is inundated with tourists, here to see the very best that we have to offer.

Summer is also the perfect time to join them.

We've compiled a list of the most interesting thing to do in every county, ranging from museums to walks to Daniel O'Donnell themed exhibitions.

Ireland really has it all. 


Antrim is home to Ireland's oldest distillery, The Old Bushmills Distillery. Go on a tour and see the distillery that has been making whiskey for 400 years. Jaysis.  

Exit Old Bushmills


Leave Ireland behind and see stars at Armagh's Astronomy Centre and Planetarium.


Carlow's Delta Sensory Gardens mix exhibition and nature, ranking it Carlow's top attraction, in our eyes. 


Who knew Cavan were the pioneers of the future? Take a trip up North to try your hand at hovercrafting at Out Doors & Dirty.


A visit to the Birds of Prey Centre in Clare is definitely something you should put on your list. It's also right beside the Ailwee Cave, so you could, ahem, kill two birds with one stone. Probably not the best phrase...


It's our nation's favourite addition to our toast, and it's Cork's underrated activity - the Cork Butter Museum is a must see. And if you time your visit well, you can witness a butter-making demonstration. 


Derry is one of many of our counties which has a troubled history, and one of the best ways to learn about this is in The Museum of Free Derry.


This one is an easy one, and I think you'll see why: The Daniel O'Donnell Visitor Centre. 'nuff said. 


Make sure to pack your crown and your royal finacé as you visit Hillsborough Castle, an absolute gem of a castle.


If your stomach can handle viewing the city from 17 storeys high, you have to do the Skyline Tour in Croke Park. 


Two things that shouldn't go together, but Fermanagh makes it work in its Barber Shop and Railway Museum


Try something a bit different visit Galway's aquarium, which is also Ireland's largest native aquarium. 


Feel the force as you visit Skellig Michael, which of course, was featured in Star Wars (but don't ask me which one).

Skellig Michael By Maureen 1


The Newbridge Silverware Visitor Centre is a must-see if you're into fashion. Drool over the dresses, and then quench your hunger with a carvery from their restaurant. Sorted.


It may not be October, but that shouldn't stop you from going on a Ghost Tour. Feel the fear and do it anyway, they say.


These hidden gardens, now situated beside a school, date back from 1906, and are truly stunning. 


Taste the traditional boxty in its hometown, where three of the most popular boxty makers are found.

Boxty With Beef And Squash


When in Limerick, you should Get West and go for a kayak down the River Shannon.


Hire a boat and head to Quaker Island in Lough Ree for some peace and quiet.


If adventure centres aren't your thing and you're going to give Carlingford Adventure Centre a miss, a boat tour with Boyne Boats might be more up your street.


Movie fans will love this one: you can take a tour of the film locations of the classic  The Quiet Man. The tour takes you from the museum to locations used in the film. 


You probably went to Newgrange as part of your school tour back in the day, but there's something to be said for the when the light actually comes into the tomb.

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Expand your skillset and become a master at pottery, and become fully prepped should a  Ghost -like situation occur to you. 


To quote a member of the team, the Barack Obama plaza is "the best part of the midlands". We'll just have to take her word for it. 


Get an authentic account of what it was like to be a miner. All tours given in the Arigna Mining Experience are given by ex-miners. You'll come away with a heap of knowledge.


The restored Parke's Castle is situated on Lough Gill and is worth a quick trip.


Brush up on your JC Geography knowledge with a visit to Mitchelstown Cave, one of Ireland's most complex cave system. Ooooh.


The Abingdon Collection is home to one of the largest WW2 memorabilia in private collection, as well as loads of classic and vintage cars memorabilia. Nice. 


Has to be the House of Waterford Crystal. Take a tour of how some of their gorgeous crystal is made, or even book your own private tour. 


Update your CV after taking a whiskey tasting masterclass in Kilbeggan Distillery, where you get to taste three whiskeys from the Distillery. 

Special shout-out to the Joe Dolan statue, of course. 


A visit to Loftus Hall is a definite must-do. Well worth the nightmares afterwards.


For our last one on the list, grab your hiking boots and do the Bray to Greystones Cliff Walk. Once you're done, you can gorge in many of the delicious restaurants in Greystones.

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