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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

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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

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

Armagh

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


Carlow

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


Cavan

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


Clare

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...


Cork

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

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.


Donegal

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


Down

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

Dublin

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

Fermanagh

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


Galway

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


Kerry

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

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Kildare

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.

Kilkenny

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.


Laois

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


Leitrim

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

Boxty With Beef And Squash

Limerick

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

Longford

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

Louth

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.


Mayo

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. 

Meath

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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Monaghan

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


Offaly

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

Roscommon

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.

Sligo

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


Tipperary

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


Tyrone

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. 


Waterford

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. 


Westmeath

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. 

Wexford

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

Wicklow

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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