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Our wedding events will take place on the *west coast* of the Emerald Isle. However, if you have the time we’d love to suggest some things to do all over the beautiful country of Ireland! Check out some of our recommendations below! We will continue to update with more suggestions, so be sure to check back!
Adare Manor

Adare Manor

Adare, LK V94 W8WR, Ireland
, +353 61 605 200

There is SO much to choose from at Adare Manor. Golf, Falconry, Equestrian Activities, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Archery and so much more! Please note that only guests of the hotel can reserve a golfing tee time, as the course is completely booked out for the year of 2024! (It is set to host the Ryder Cup in 2027)

Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher

Lislorkan North, Co Clare, Ireland

We went to the Cliffs of Moher on a sunny day to take in the views, and to snap a couple of engagement photos. It took our breath away! Few places exemplify the raw, untamed beauty of Ireland’s west coast as this natural wonder, a dramatic stretch of coastline that's equal parts historic site, geological marvel, conservation area, and unbeatable photo backdrop. There are plenty of organized tours to the Cliffs of Moher, but it is also accessible by car. The Journey there is magnificent, and is about an hour and 15 minutes away from out wedding venue.

Cork

Cork

Cork, Ireland

Located on Ireland’s rugged southwest coast, Cork is the country’s second largest city. The city is still small enough to explore on foot and close enough to an array of natural attractions to allow day-trippers quick access to glorious beaches, stunning national parks, and glistening lakes.

Dingle

Dingle

Dingle, Kerry, Ireland

Dingle Town is an artistic gem, rowdy, and colorful. It’s located in Darragh’s home county! Her shoreline is filled with eclectic shops, and traditional fishermen bring in a fresh catch every day. The Irish language rings down winding streets, and in the evening pubs come alive with traditional music.

Galway

Galway

Galway, Galway, Ireland

Get ready for a whale of a time in the oh-so-stunning County Galway! American tourists are flocking to this charming spot like bees to honey, and it's no wonder why! With delicious food, a buzzing atmosphere, and shopping galore, you'll be on cloud nine. Galway City is a treasure trove of goodies! Stroll through its lively streets, filled with fabulous shops, lip-smacking restaurants, and toe-tapping pubs. You'll feel like you've struck gold! But wait, there's more! Venture just a hop, skip, and a jump away from the city, and you'll find the breathtaking Connemara National Park and Salthill Beach. And don't miss the chance to ferry over to the enchanting Aran Islands for a day of wonder and adventure. So, what are you waiting for? County Galway is calling your name, and it's an experience you won't want to miss! 🍀🛍️🎉

Guinness Storehouse

Guinness Storehouse

Saint Catherine's, Dublin D08 VF8H, Ireland

Roll up, roll up! The Guinness Storehouse is THE hottest ticket in town, and not just Ireland, but the whole of Europe is going gaga for it! This magical world of stout will knock your socks off, whether you're a Guinness aficionado or a total newbie. Prepare to be swept off your feet as you explore the captivating story of this iconic brew, and ooh-la-la, the breathtaking views of Dublin from the top will leave you weak in the knees! But wait, there's more! Step into a time machine and be dazzled by the history of Guinness adverts. So, when you're in Dublin, make sure you shimmy on down to the Storehouse, because it's the bee's knees! And hold onto your hats, folks! They'll even teach you the secret art of pouring the perfect pint of Guinness. Who knows, maybe you'll be so smitten you'll want to hang up your coat and become a bartender extraordinaire! 🍻

Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham Gaol

Inchicore Road, Kilmainham, DBurlington D08 RK28, Ireland

Get ready for a journey through time at Kilmainham Gaol! This place is no ordinary prison. It's a living history book that lets you experience the stories of the people who were locked up here. From small-time crooks to revolutionary heroes, Kilmainham Gaol has seen it all. This place has been around for over a century and has held thousands of people over the years. You'll be amazed by the tales of ordinary people who found themselves in this notorious prison, as well as those who fought for Irish independence. So, put on your explorer hat and get ready to uncover some fascinating stories at Kilmainham Gaol. It's definitely one of the must-visit spots in Dublin for history buffs and adventure-seekers alike!

Temple Bar

Temple Bar

Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

If you're planning a trip to Dublin, you absolutely can't miss out on The Temple Bar! It's like, the quintessential Irish pub, with a vibe that's just as lively as the traditional Irish music that plays there every day. And let's not forget about the talented musicians from all over the country who come to jam out there. Plus, if you're looking to fuel up before a day of exploring Dublin's sights, swing by The Temple Bar for a quick bite and some refreshments. And get this - it's the perfect spot to snap some insta-worthy photos. From morning 'til night, this place is buzzing with energy and good times. Just a heads up though, they do charge $15 for a pint of Guinness, which might just be the priciest one in the whole country. But hey, sometimes a tourist trap can be worth it for the memories, right? Sláinte!

Limerick

Limerick

Limerick, LK, Ireland

Limerick city, may not be a top tourist destination, but it is worth visiting for its history, food, and Guinness. Visitors can take a train from Dublin to Limerick City, where they can explore points of interest such as the Milk Market, Limerick Street Art, local restaurants like Green Onion Cafe, St. Mary's Cathedral, King John's Castle, and the Treaty Stone. Other activities include taking a Shannon River walk, shopping, and visiting Bunratty Castle. The Hunt Museum is also worth a browse, and there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy Limerick's food and beer scene.

Ring of Kerry

Ring of Kerry

Ring of Kerry, Killarney, KY, Ireland

Ready for an unforgettable Irish journey? The Ring of Kerry awaits! This 179km spectacle, nestled in County Kerry, is an unmissable adventure, filled with verdant landscapes, charming seaside villages, and breathtaking cliffs. It’s a treasure trove of panoramic beauty. Marvel at 7th-century monastery ruins on Skellig Michael, or gasp at awe-inspiring scenes like Moll’s Gap and Torc Waterfall. Fancy an adrenaline rush? Try out the famous cycling route, drinking in the views with the fresh Kerry breeze in your hair. The Ring of Kerry is truly bucket-list worthy. Remember, in Ireland, the journey is the destination!

Titanic Experience Cobh

Titanic Experience Cobh

20 Casement Square, Cobh, CO P24 DW63, Ireland

Embark on a journey through time at the Titanic Experience Cobh! Located in the original White Star Line Ticket Office, this visitor centre takes you back to 1912, retracing the steps of the final 123 passengers who boarded the Titanic. With immersive audio-visual tours and replica sets, experience the anticipation, the excitement, and the horror as you live through their stories. Guided by Fourth Officer Boxall, 'travel' on the most luxurious liner of its time, feel the thrill of embarking on a new life in America, and share in the heartbreaking tragedy of that fateful night. Titanic Experience Cobh isn't just a visit, it's an unforgettable journey.

The Aran Islands - Inishmore

The Aran Islands - Inishmore

Inishmore, G, Ireland

Get ready for an epic adventure on the Aran Islands, three rocky sentinels standing guard at the mouth of Galway Bay in western Ireland. Famous for their ancient sites, these islands promise a journey back in time. Inishmore, the largest, boasts the prehistoric cliff-top fort of Dún Aonghasa and the fascinating natural pool, the Worm Hole. Explore the medieval ruins of the Seven Churches and the beehive-roofed Clochán na Carraige. Film buffs, take note! Inis Mor, the largest island, served as the dramatic backdrop for the movie, "The Banshees of Inisherin." With its historic monuments, sacred sites, and breathtaking coastal views contrasting vividly with the on-screen action, the island provides the perfect setting for this captivating story. The Aran Islands await, each promising a uniquely unforgettable Irish experience!

Ballybunion Golf Club

Ballybunion Golf Club

Sandhill Road, Ballybunion, KY V31 RX37, Ireland

Located on the north-west coast of County Kerry, on a beautiful stretch of sand dunes overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, you’ll find two wonderfully challenging and unique world-class links golf courses at Ballybunion – the Old Course and the Trent Jones Cashen Course. Whatever your choice, every hole, every hazard and every shot is defined by nature’s infinite presence.

Lahinch Golf Club

Lahinch Golf Club

Lahinch, CE, Ireland

Lahinch Golf Club is a links golf course in western Ireland, in the town of Lahinch on the northwest coast of County Clare in northern Munster. It is situated approximately thirty-two kilometres northwest of the town of Ennis

Portmarnock Golf Club

Portmarnock Golf Club

Golf Links Road, Portmarnock, D D13 KD96, Ireland

Laid out in two loops of nine holes, there is nothing man made about Portmarnock Links. Surrounded by water on three sides, this naturally laid out course means the direction of play is not continuous. The greens are some of the fastest and truest you will experience, which is just one reason why Portmarnock golf course has hosted so many important golfing events, including the Irish Open 12 times. Set on the picturesque coastline just ten miles to the north of fair Dublin City herself, Portmarnock Golf Club is perched on a slim tongue of duneland. This is where Arnold Palmer and Sam Snead claimed victory in the 1960 Canada Cup, and where Phil Mickelson and David Duval secured an unforgettable Walker Cup triumph in 1991. Play here and you walk in the footsteps of legends. The club has hosted 19 stagings of the European Tour's Irish Open Championship, reflecting the sheer quality of this links course’s 27 holes.

Tralee Golf Club

Tralee Golf Club

Barrow, Barrow West, Co. Kerry, V92 A406, Ireland, Barrow, KY V92 A406, Ireland

Situated on the rugged Atlantic coast of Ireland's south west, the links features towering dunes, undulating fairways, punishing rough and cliff top tees and greens. Designed and built by Arnold Palmer, this stunning setting represents a true paradise for those willing to challenge what is widely acclaimed as one of the finest links courses in the world.

Waterville Golf Links

Waterville Golf Links

Waterville, KY V23 W940, Ireland

Waterville is rated among the top five courses in Ireland and in the top 20 links courses in the world. The course embarked on a new chapter of its fabled history when noted international golf architect Tom Fazio was commissioned to update the memorable Eddie Hackett masterpiece. Fazio has assisted many of the worlds leading clubs including Winged Foot, Pine Valley and Augusta National. “Everything about Waterville is truly spectacular, said Fazio”. “The setting is one of the best I have seen for golf”.

Newgrange

Newgrange

Donore, MH, Ireland

Newgrange is a prehistoric monument in County Meath in Ireland, located on a rise overlooking the River Boyne, 8 kilometres west of Drogheda. It is an exceptionally grand passage tomb built during the Neolithic Period, around 3200 BC, making it older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids.

Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College Dublin

College Green, Dublin, D, Ireland

Located in a beautiful campus in the heart of Dublin’s city centre, Trinity is Ireland’s highest ranked university. It is home to 20,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students across all the major disciplines in the arts and humanities, and in business, law, engineering, science, and health sciences. Trinity’s tradition of independent intellectual inquiry has produced some of the world’s finest, most original minds including the writers Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett (Nobel laureate), the scientists William Rowan Hamilton and Ernest Walton (Nobel laureate), the political thinker Edmund Burke, and the former President of Ireland and UNHCR Mary Robinson. This tradition finds expression today in a campus culture of scholarship, innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship and dedication to societal reform.

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