It’s undisputed that Ireland is endowed with natural beauty. Though mostly overlooked, the large cities have a good share of this beauty. The major towns like Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway, Belfast, Kilkenny and Killarney have many beautiful spots visitors can visit. Let’s now explore the places you can visit in the cities.
Dublin is the capital city of Ireland and the most populous too. The commercial hub has so much to see. Dublin Castle, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin Zoo, Georgian Squares, Mahalide Castle, Guinness Storehouse and the Garden of Remembrance. Beautiful parks like St Stephen’s Green and the Phoenix Park. Also, the National Museum of Ireland which is showcases Irish heritage and culture.
The city has many entertainment joints. There are movie theaters, hotels, restaurants and clubs & pubs. It’s also a shopping haven that guarantees a fabulous shopping experience.
Built on River Lee, the second largest city of Ireland boast of spectacular river valleys. Some captivating features include: River Lee, County Hall Tower, Cork Opera House, St. Mary’s Cathedral and Cork City Hall. The hilly south section of seaport is a good place to tour. It is recommended you do it on foot. Following the road signs, you will walk past St. Finn’s Bare Cathedral, Shandon Church and the University College.
From Cork you can easily launch to nearby attractions: Blarney Stone and Castle and Woollen Mills.
Limerick is built on River Shannon. Tourist attraction points in the town are: St. Mary’s Cathedral, St. John’s Square, King John’s Castle, Hunt Museum, Foynes Flying Boat Museum, Treaty Stone and Jim Kemmy Municipal Museum. Withal, it’s strategically situated to launch to the famous Cliffs of Moher.
The harbor city has been described as the cultural heart of Ireland. It’s known for the love of art, music and festivals which has made it very attractive to tourists. Traditional street performances are not a rare scene. Galway Arts Festival, Astronomy Festival, Tulka Visual Arts Festival and Galway Film Fleadh are some of the festivals Galway hosts from time to time. Galway tours include: Spanish Arch, Lynch’s Castle and the church of St Nicholas.
The North Ireland capital is a popular weekend spot thanks to the excellent galleries, shops & markets, theaters, restaurants, bars and clubs. Where to visit: Titanic Belfast (a museum built to reminiscent the great titanic that sunk in 1912), Ulster Museum, Belfast City Hall, Cave Hill Country Park and St. George’s Market.
Owing to its natural beauty, tourists flock the town. Heard of the Ring of Kerry? That loop drive starts and ends in Killarney. Popular attraction sites in the city are: Rose Castle, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney National Park, Muckross House and McGillyCuddy Reeks.
A well know tourist town built by River Nore. Popular tourist destinations: Kilkenny Castle, St Canice’s Cathedral, the Black Abbey Dominican, Rothe House, Shee Alms House, St. Francis Abbey, Kilkenny Town Hall, St. John’s Priory and Grace’s Castle