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View Poll Results: Trip Advisor's No. 1 attractions - which you do want to do?
Donegal - Walk Glenveagh National Park 18 22.50%
Sligo - Climb Knocknarea Mountain 8 10.00%
Mayo - Drive Achill Island 11 13.75%
Galway - Walk Connemara National Park 19 23.75%
Clare - Visit Cliffs of Moher 26 32.50%
Limerick - Visit King John's Castle 5 6.25%
Offaly - Whiskey Tasting at Tullamore Dew 2 2.50%
Cork - Visit Spike Island 23 28.75%
Kerry - Walk Killarney National Park 22 27.50%
Waterford - Cycle Waterford Greenway 15 18.75%
Kilkenny - Visit Kilkenny Castle 10 12.50%
Wexford - Visit Hook Lighthouse 7 8.75%
Wicklow - Walk Wicklow Way 10 12.50%
Meath - Visit Tayto Park 14 17.50%
Dublin - Tour Kilmainham Gaol 23 28.75%
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31-07-2020, 00:40   #1
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Tripadvisor's best of Ireland

I was looking up some day trip ideas on tripadvisor and I found their 'no. 1 activity list' for different counties. While some of the counties were completely off the wall there were some interesting ones there too and it's good to see some attractions that actually sound fun.

So do you leave tripadvisor reviews or rely on them?

Here is a list of the top ones for some of the counties I looked at. What ones would you pick for your "best of Ireland"?
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31-07-2020, 01:06   #2
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That's not the full list though, right, just some selections?

Surprised at the Offaly one. Tullamore dew? That's not even in the Top 10 things to do in Offaly. It isn't even a Distillery. Americans will vote for anything.
Go up the Slieve Blooms, instead, or out to Lough Boora.

Surprised at Hook Lighthouse too. Wexford has a lot more to offer.

The rest of them seem about right. Would love to go to Spike Island, might pen it down for later in the summer.
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That's not the full list though, right, just some selections?

Surprised at the Offaly one. Tullamore dew? That's not even in the Top 10 things to do in Offaly. It isn't even a Distillery.

Go up the Slieve Blooms or out to Lough Boora. Americans will vote for anything.
Yeah that's some of the counties, I clicked onto other ones that I didnt bother with for the list e.g. dundalk racetrack in louth.

I got Tullamore dew as no. 1 for offaly in the things to do list I got. What's on yours? But that's one I'd never heard of and it sounded interesting to me anyway!
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Something I really enjoyed was taking a boat trip on Lough Derg and staying in the utterly beautiful nearby village of Killaloe.
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I love Achill Island. Keem Beach is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Ireland. I love the Burren too.
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Something I really enjoyed was taking a boat trip on Lough Derg and staying in the utterly beautiful nearby village of Killaloe.
I would add Garrykennedy and Terryglass as part of a cruise trip on the shannon. Mountshannon comes a close 3rd for great places to stay.
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Definitely hit up Glenveigh National Park and Sliev Liagh in Donegal.... utterly breathtaking!
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I love Achill Island. Keem Beach is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Ireland. I love the Burren too.
I think Mayo as a county is one of the most underappreciated out there. There is so much to see there
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The holy stone of Clonrichert is worth a shout.

It's a Class II Relic, so you know it's good.
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Can't beat Kerry for things to do and places to see.

Even luke skywalker came for a holiday to get away from it all.
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Glencar Waterfalls in Leitrim, Hill of Tara in Meath missing from list.
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31-07-2020, 23:35   #12
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Would love to visit Donegal, never been.

Grew up in Killarney and will be always but no.1 for me!
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I think Mayo as a county is one of the most underappreciated out there. There is so much to see there
Agreed. And quite a variation of scenery. There’s the mountains. The offshore islands. The beautifully barren northern part of the county that is quite flat but still lovely. The sea stack at Downpatrick Head. And then Pontoon, which on a hot summer’s day doesn’t even seem like Ireland.
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Nothing North of the Border on the list
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No Glendalough?

I walked the entire Wicklow Way.

First half is scenic (Marley Park). The second half is fairly monotonous.
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