101 Things to Do in Ireland: Bucket List for Your Irish Vacation!

History Fangirl has just turned six years old! To make sure all travel guides are up to date, some posts are getting overhauled, which means you may come across posts that are under construction. Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure page for more details.

Looking for the best things to do in Ireland? Use this Ireland Bucket List to plan the ultimate trip to Ireland!

Whether you’re looking for Ireland family vacation ideas or romantic things to do in Ireland, this list has you covered.

Can’t read now? Pin for later!

101 Things to Do in Ireland Bucket List for Your Irish Vacation!

In this Article:

Essential Travel Resources for 2021 & 2022

These are my favorite companies that I use on my travels.

Find the best deals on hotels & vacation rentals on Booking.com.

For road trips and ground transportation, rent a car through Discover Cars.

Find the best city tours, day tours, bus tours, & skip-the-line tickets on GetYourGuide.

For packing and travel essentials order via Amazon.

For travel guidebooks to have with you during your trip, I always pick one or two (or five) from Rick Steves, Lonely Planet, Moon Travel Guides, or Fodor’s Travel Guides.

Get reliable travel insurance through World Nomads.

Book an affordable family or romantic photography session on your trip through Flytographer (Use the code HISTORYFANGIRL for 10% off your first photoshoot).

The Top 10 Things to Do in Ireland

I go into detail later on in the list, but if you want a quick list of the top things to do in Ireland, here are the most popular Ireland tourist attractions and activities:

Blarney Castle & Blarney Stone

Cliffs of Moher

Guinness Storehouse

Killarney National Park

Kylemore Abbey

Ring of Kerry

Rock of Cashel

Slea Head Drive

Trinity College

Wild Atlantic Way

The Best Things to Do in Ireland: Bucket List & Beyond!

You will never run out of things to do in Ireland. From the most popular things to do to the most unique things to do in Ireland, there’s just so much here.

It would take a lifetime or longer to do every fun activity in Ireland. But this list is a good place to start!

Get ready to jot these down for your own Ireland bucket list, or better yet, bookmark this list of must-sees in Ireland so you can keep track of them yourself!

To make using this list easier, I’m organizing these Ireland activities by county.

I’ve found in my own Irish travels that I can experience one or two regions on a trip, but I always find myself wanting to come back for another visit to another region of Ireland.

See also
27 Stunning Places to Visit in September in Europe for a Late Summer Getaway

The Best Things to Do in County Carlow (Leinster)

Brownshill Dolmen

Carlow Castle

The Best Things to Do in County Cavan

Cabra Castle

Clough Oughter Castle

Tullydermot Falls

The Best Things to Do in County Clare

Bunratty Castle

The Burren

Cliffs of Moher

Doolin

Doonagore Castle

Loop Head Lighthouse

Poulandrone Portal Tomb

The Best Things to Do in County Cork

Bells of Shandon

Blarney Castle & Blarney Stone

a classic thing to do in Ireland that’s more popular with tourists than locals.

Bull Rock

Cobh

Dursey Island

The English Market

Gougane Barra Forest Park

Kinsale

Longueville House

Mizen Head

Spike Island

Whale Watching

The Best Things to Do in County Donegal

Grianan of Aileach 

Malin Head

Slieve League Cliffs

The Best Things to Do in County Dublin

Dublin Castle

Dublin Literary Pub Crawl

Epic Emigration Museum

Grafton Street

Guinness Storehouse

Ha’penny Bridge

Kilmainham Gaol

Little Dublin Museum

Marsh’s Library

St. Patrick’s Cathedral

St. Stevens Green

Trinity College & the Book of Kells

The Best Things to Do in County Galway

Aran Islands

Connemara National Park

Kylemore Abbey

Wild Atlantic Way

The Best Things to Do in County Kerry

Blasket Island

Carrauntoohil

Dingle

Killarney National Park & Muckross House

Kenmare Bay

Kerry Cliffs

Ring of Beara

Ring of Kerry

Skellig Michel

Slea Head Drive

Valentia Island

The Best Things to Do in County Kildare

Barberstown Castle

Castletown House

Kildare Maze

The Best Things to Do in County Kilkenny

Dunmore Cave

Kilkenny Castle

The Best Things to Do in County Laois

Aghaboe Abbey

Castle Durrow

Ballaghmore Castle

Fisherman’s Thatched Inn

The Rock of Dunamase

The Best Things to Do in County Leitrim

Anderson’s Thatch Pub

Carrick-on-Shannon

Glencar Waterfall

St. George’s Heritage Centre 

The Best Things to Do in County Limerick

Galtymore Mountain 

King John’s Castle

Glin Castle

Lough Gur

Milk Market

The Mustard Seed

The Best Things to Do in County Longford

Corlea Trackway

Viewmont House

The Best Things to Do in County Louth

Castle Roche

Ghan House

Millmount Fort

Proleek Dolmen

The Best Things to Do in County Mayo

Achill Island

Céide Fields

Clare Island Lighthouse

Croagh Patrick

The Best Things to Do in County Meath

Hill of Tara

Newgrange

Tankardstown House

Trim Castle

The Best Things to Do in County Monaghan

Castle Leslie

St. Peter’s Tin Church Laragh

The Best Things to Do in County Offaly

Birr Castle

Leap Castle

The Best Things to Do in County Roscommon

Boyle Abbey

Lough Key Forest Park 

Rathcroghan

Roscommon Castle

The Best Things to Do in County Sligo

Carrowmore

Caves of Keash

Coney Island

The Best Things to Do in County Tipperary

Mitchelstown Caves

Rock of Cashel

The Best Things to Do in County Waterford

House of Waterford Crystal

Waterford Greenway

Waterford Suir Valley Railway

The Best Things to Do in County Westmeath

Hill of Uisneach 

Shannon Princess

Tullynally Castle

The Best Things to Do in County Wexford

Hook Lighthouse

Marlfield House

Saltee Island

The Best Things to Do in County Wicklow

Wicklow Mountains National Park & Glendalough Valley

Lough Ouler Heart-Shaped Lake

See also
15 Irish Baby Animal Pictures to Celebrate Spring

Wicklow Way

Leave a Comment