Attractions in Ireland
The island of Ireland is 486km long and 275 km wide and covers 84,500 square kilometers. With ancient ruins dating back thousands of years, hidden beaches, iconic attractions and exciting walks to explore, Ireland offers everything you need for your holiday. From Malin Head to Kinsale Harbour, the Wild Atlantic Way on the west coast of Ireland is the world's longest defined coastal touring route.
From castles to kingdoms, battles to betraytal, discover 5,000 years of history in Ireland’s Ancient East, lush green landscapes and beautiful idyllic towns are framed by the River Shannon and the Irish Sea. There's so many amazing attrations to see along the route of Ireland's Ancient East.
Uncover unexplored tracks and trails of Ireland's Hidden Heartlands. Experience the intriguing castles, lakeside trails, endless blueways and picturesque charming towns. Ireland is waiting – it's yours to uncover!
Cliffs of Moher
The Cliffs of Moher, at the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way, is Ireland’s most visited natural attraction with a magical vista that captures the hearts of up to 1 million visitors each year. The Cliffs rise up to 700 feet at the highest point and range for 8km over the Atlantic Ocean on the Western seaboard of Co. Clare. The House of Waterford Crystal is less than three hours’ drive from the Cliffs of Moher and ideally located for those travelling from the West Coast of Ireland to Wexford, Kilkenny or Dublin.
The Rock of Cashel
The Rock of Cashel is also known as Cashel of the Kings. Long before the Norman invasion the Rock was the seat of the kings of Munster and it’s here in the 5th century, so the story goes, that St. Patrick converted King Aenghus to Christianity. The Rock was later gifted to the Church and most of the buildings date from the 12th and 13th centuries. They even inspired designs for a Waterford Crystal collection! The House of Waterford Crystal is approx. one hour’s drive from the Rock of Cashel and ideally located for those travelling onto Wexford or Dublin.
Dunbrody Famine Ship
Stepping aboard the Dunbrody Famine Ship and hearing about passenger hardships from costumed actors, you suddenly realise why such vessels were nicknamed Coffin Ships. The ship, an authentic reproduction of an 1840’s emigrant vessel, provides a world-class interpretation of the famine emigrant experience, while the Irish Emigrant Wall of Honour and Emigrant Flame pay tribute to the courage of so many ordinary men and women. The House of Waterford Crystal is approx. 40 mins drive from the Dunbrody famine Ship.
Titanic Experience Cobh
The Titanic Experience Cobh, Co. Cork, is situated in the original offices of The White Star Line, the departure point for the last 123 passengers to board the Titanic on its disastrous maiden voyage to America in 1912. Check your boarding card: it bears a real passenger’s name and later you will discover your fate. The story unfolds through innovative audio-visual technology, cinematic shows, scene sets and holographic imagery. At the end, don’t forget to check your boarding card. The House of Waterford Crystal is one hour 40 mins drive from the Titanic Experience Cobh.