Here is the link to Discover Ireland. Select any of the regions from the map of Ireland. Numerous holiday ideas will be found by exploring the various regions of the country. 

Cashel, Tipperary County  

  • Rock of Cashel - 12th Century Castle, Chapel, Tower & other medieval building on top of a rocky outcrop.  5.25 Euros for Adults
  • Dominic's Abbey - 12th Century Abbey 
  • Ruins of Hore Abbey - 13th Century Benedictine Abbey
  • Cahir Castle - A 15th Century Castle

It includes links, opening hours and entry prices (indicate adult prices only).

Dublin  

Transport to Dublin   

Buses: Bus Eireann    

Trains: IrishRail  

Hostels

These are some hostels: Avalon House, Four Courts Hostel and Litton Lane Hostel

Things to do!

  • Kilmainham Jail: Where the rebels from the 1916 rising were held. Entry is €5.30
  • Guinness Storehouse: Entry is €14.00 opening hours 9.30-8pm. (Really cool "gravity bar" at the top where you get your free pint. Panoramic views.)  
  • Trinity College Dublin: Book of Kells is located here. The room where the Book of Kells is, is open from 9.30-5.  
  • Dublin Castle: 13th century castle. Can cost up to €7.50 depending on which parts of the castle you visit. Open 10.00h -16.45.
  • City Tour Bus: Stops in various locations in the centre of Dublin. Operates on a hop-on and hop-off basis, tickets valid for 24 hours, takes you to all the most important sites, commentary en route. Good value at 14 euros.
  • St. Patricks Cathedral: Entry €5 open 9am-6pm. 
  • National Museum of Ireland-Archaeology and History: 10-5pm Free!  
  • Dublinia (Viking Dublin): 10am-5pm. €6 entry .

 County Clare

Cork and Cobh

  • Blarney Castle: Open 9am-7pm (Summer). Entry cost for adults is €8. Kiss the Blarney Stone and walk through the lovely gardens
  • Cobh:  Located 25 minutes from Cork city by train. Beautiful seaside town. There is a Titanic Museum there (Cobh was the last stop on its way to America).

Limerick  

  • King John's Castle: Open 9.30 -17.30 last admission 16.30
  • Hunt Museum: 10:00 - 17:00 (10 am - 5 pm) Monday to Saturday,14:00 – 17:00 (2 pm - 5 pm) Sunday.It costs €7.20 to get in for an adult. A "2 for 1" voucher can be printed off of their website.
  • St. Mary's Cathedral (Anglican): At 800 years old, it's Limerick's oldest building.
  • St John's Cathedral (Catholic)

Killarney

  • Franciscan Friary
  • Muckross House and Gardens: Open 9am - 6pm. cost: Muckross House: €5.75, traditional farms €5.75, combined ticket €8.65.
  • Ross Castle: Open 9:00-18:30 cost €5.30
  • Jaunting Cars (horse and carts)

Wicklow

  • You will be able to find many tour companies offering excursions to the sights in this area. It is near Dublin so could be a good day trip if you couldn't make it further down the country.
  • Go down into the Wicklow Mountains and take a tour of Glendalough (one of the best preserved monastic sites in Ireland). Make sure to walk up to the Upper Lake following the tour. Its a really peaceful place and the scenery is fantastic.
  • To drive back to Dublin take the scenic route back over the 'Sally Gap' (signposted from Laragh village). It can often be quite cloudy up there but on a clear day the views are fantastic. Stop off in Johnnie Foxes pub (highest pub in Ireland) in Glencullen for a pint!

Galway City

St Nicholas Collegiate Church- Founded in 1320, it is the largest Medieval parish Church in the West

Galway Musuem- Free- modern musuem at the Spanish arch

Galway City Pubs- One of the best reasons to visit Galway

Aran Islands

  • are three islands, Inisheer, Inishmann, and Inishmore off the coast of Galway (West of Ireland). You can reach the islands by ferry from Galway or from Doolin in County Clare. The trip is shorter from Doolin taking only 20 minutes using either Doolin Ferries or Doolin Ferry.  You can also go by  plane with Aer Arann Islands.