The Southwest Sights

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Ross Castle

  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

A fully restored 14th-century stronghold, sited on the lower lake 2 km (1 mile) south of town, this castle was the last place in the...

Shannon Ferry Group

  • Scenic Drive/Tour

From Listowel, head north on N69 18 km (11 miles) to Tarbert, the terminus for the Shannon Ferries crossing to Killimer in West Clare,...

Skellig Experience

  • Museum/Gallery

Located on Valentia Island, just across the bridge from Portmagee, the Skellig Experience offers an alternative for the less adventurous...

Skellig Michael

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The masterpiece of the Skellig Islands is the phenomenal UNESCO World Heritage Site of Skellig Michael, with its amazing remains of a...

St. Mary's Cathedral

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Limerick is a predominantly Catholic city, but the Protestant St. Mary's Cathedral is the city's oldest religious building. Once a 12th-century...

Staigue Fort

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Approximately 2,500 years old, the stone Staigue Fort is almost circular and about 75 feet in diameter, with a single southside entrance.

Stone Circle

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Perhaps the town's most notable historic sight is this 3,000-year-old monument that dates from the early Bronze Age. Sometimes called...

The Frank McCourt Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

This imposing redbrick building dating from 1814 was once the school attended by American-Irish author, Frank McCourt (1930–2009),...

The South Pole Inn

  • Historic District/Site

This fascinating landmark was built by local hero Tom Crean (1877–1938). Crean enlisted in the English navy at the age of 15, and served...

Torc Waterfall

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

You reach this roaring cascade by a footpath that begins in the parking lot outside the gates of the Muckross Park, 8 km (5 miles) south...


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