Small Towns of Ireland

Romantic
Romantic
12-17
days

Get to know authentic Irish culture by visiting these amazing small towns, scattered throughout the country.

In this trip

  • Night LifeNight Life
  • Great FoodGreat Food
  • CultureCulture
  • Historic PlacesHistoric Places
  • BeachesBeaches

Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Dublin, Ireland

  • 2

    Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland

  • 3

    Westport, Ireland

  • 4

    Adare, Ireland

  • 5

    Kinsale, Ireland

  • 6

    Cashel, Ireland

  • 7

    Dublin, Ireland

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Things to do in and around Dublin

  • Dublin
  • Dublin streets
  • National Gallery of Ireland
  • Trinity College - old Library 1
  • The Chester Beatty Library, Dublin
  • Armagh City through the haze from Vicar's Carn
  • Roscrea street
  • cobblestones
  • Plaque on Newman House, Dublin.
  • Bank of Ireland
  • Marsh's Library 1
  • County Wexford Duncannon Harbour
  • Heritage House, Abbeyleix - 2
  • Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship & Famine Museum
  • Dublin City Gallery - Hugh Lane
  • NATIONAL MUSEUM
  • COLLINS BARRACKS MUSEUM DUBLIN
  • Birr Castle
  • The River Boyne Flows Through Drogheda
  • Natural History Museum, Dublin, Ireland
  • Dublin 21 - St. Patrick's Cathedral
  • The Custom House
  • Kilmainham Jail
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  • Trim
  • Dublin Castle
  • View From Ringsend Bridge
  • Ardmore
   
1

Dublin

Ireland, Dublin region

Night lifeCultureFoodHistoric4 nights

Ireland's illustrious capital is known for its literary traditions, an upbeat pub scene, and a wealth of cultural and historic sites.

Dublin is the capital and largest city of Ireland. Founded as a Viking settlement, the Kingdom of Dublin became Ireland's principal city following the Norman invasion. One of the oldest is Dublin Castle, which was first founded as a major defensive work on the orders of King John of England in 1204. Other popular landmarks and monuments include the Mansion House, the Anna Livia monument, the Molly Malone statue, Christ Church Cathedral, St Patrick's Cathedral, Saint Francis Xavier Church on Upper Gardiner Street near Mountjoy Square, The Custom House, and Áras an Uachtaráin. Dublin has more green spaces per square kilometre than any other European capital city.
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Things to do in and around Carrick-on-Shannon

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  • Carrick on Shannon 1of2
  • Small Chapel
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  • Cong Bridge
  • Drumcliffe Couty Slgio
  • Armagh City through the haze from Vicar's Carn
  • Birr Castle
  • Roscrea street
   
2

Carrick-on-Shannon

Ireland, Leitrim region

2 nights

This charming county town sits on a crossing point on the Shannon River, boasting several notable historic landmarks.

Carrick-on-Shannon is the county town of County Leitrim in Ireland. It is also the smallest main county town in the country. It is situated on a strategic crossing point of the River Shannon and is the largest town in the county. Places of interest include the Carrick Bridge and Quay, St. Mary's Catholic Church, on the Main Street (built in the Neo-Gothic style).
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Things to do in and around Westport

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  • Cong Bridge
  • Drumcliffe Couty Slgio
  • Birr Castle
  • Roscrea street
   
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Westport

Ireland, Mayo region

Small townsNatureHistoricBeaches1 night

One of Ireland's pleasanter towns is surrounded with lush landscape, good beaches, and is in close proximity to many natural attractions.

Westport is a town in County Mayo in Ireland. It is at the south-east corner of Clew Bay, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean on the west coast of Ireland. The town centre was designed by James Wyatt in 1780, in the Georgian architectural style and is one of only a few planned towns in the country. It was the home of the pirate chief Grace O'Malley in the mid-to-late 16th century. in 2012 it also won the Best Place to Live in Ireland competition run by The Irish Times. Visitors visit Westport for several reasons: the scenery; the pubs and restaurants in the town; blue flag beaches; and Croagh Patrick. its hotels and guest houses, make it a base for holidaymakers to tour the region.
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Things to do in and around Adare

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  • Roscrea street
  • Iveragh Coast
  • Ardmore
  • Birr Castle
  • Cong Bridge
   
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Adare

Ireland, Limerick region

Small townsNature2 nights

Full of old-world charm, this little town is home to notable historic landmarks, nice eateries, and traditional Irish architecture.

Adare is a village in County Limerick, Ireland. The ancient town lies upon the eastern bank of the Maigue near a crossing point in the region known as Ardshanbally. Historically a market town, in the Middle Ages, Adare was a major settlement and boasted three monasteries and a castle (Desmond Castle). The main street combines typical Irish architecture with the English styled buildings and infrastructure purpose-built for the Dunraven estate
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Things to do in and around Kinsale

  • Kinsale
  • Kinsale Streets
  • Kinsale Charles Fort
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  • Ardmore
  • Glengarriff- Garinish Island
  • Iveragh Coast
  • Dingle
  • Roscrea street
   
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Kinsale

Ireland, Cork region

FoodSmall towns2 nights

A small fishing town popular for its seaside activities, wonderful culinary scene, and a charming old-world atmosphere.

Kinsale is a fishing village in County Cork, Ireland. Located some 25 km south of Cork City. Kinsale is a popular holiday resort for Irish and foreign tourists. Leisure activities include yachting, sea angling, and golf. The town is compact with a quaint air of antiquity in the narrow streets. There is a large yachting marina close to the town centre. The town is known for its restaurants, and holds an annual "Gourmet Festival". Prominent buildings in the town include St. Multose's church, St. John the Baptist, the Market House and the so-called French Prison.
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Things to do in and around Cashel

  • In the Town of Cashel
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  • Rock of Cashel
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  • Ardmore
  • Roscrea street
  • Birr Castle
  • Heritage House, Abbeyleix - 2
  • County Wexford Duncannon Harbour
  • Glengarriff- Garinish Island
  • View of the Town Around Blarney Castle
   
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Cashel

Ireland, Tipperary region

3 nights

Boasting a rich ecclesiastical history, this 4C town retains a nice medieval ambiance and notable historic landmarks.

Cashel is a town in County Tipperary in Ireland. The town is situated in the Golden Vale, an area of rolling pastureland in the province of Munster. One of the six cathedrals of the Anglican Bishop of Cashel and Ossory, who currently resides in Kilkenny, is located in the town.The Rock of Cashel, to which the town below owes its origin, is an isolated elevation of stratified limestone, rising abruptly from a broad and fertile plain called the Golden Vale. The top of this eminence is crowned by a group of remarkable ruins. The town has many other interesting attractions, including the GPA Bolton Library (which houses many books found nowhere else in the world).
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Things to do in and around Dublin

  • Dublin
  • Dublin streets
  • National Gallery of Ireland
  • Trinity College - old Library 1
  • The Chester Beatty Library, Dublin
  • Armagh City through the haze from Vicar's Carn
  • Roscrea street
   
7

Dublin

Ireland, Dublin region

Night lifeCultureFoodHistoric0 nights

Ireland's illustrious capital is known for its literary traditions, an upbeat pub scene, and a wealth of cultural and historic sites.

Dublin is the capital and largest city of Ireland. Founded as a Viking settlement, the Kingdom of Dublin became Ireland's principal city following the Norman invasion. One of the oldest is Dublin Castle, which was first founded as a major defensive work on the orders of King John of England in 1204. Other popular landmarks and monuments include the Mansion House, the Anna Livia monument, the Molly Malone statue, Christ Church Cathedral, St Patrick's Cathedral, Saint Francis Xavier Church on Upper Gardiner Street near Mountjoy Square, The Custom House, and Áras an Uachtaráin. Dublin has more green spaces per square kilometre than any other European capital city.
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