1.Dursey Island, Co. Cork
The only island in Ireland where a cable car is the made mode of transport and that traverses open seawater in all of Europe. This Island really is a step back in time, no hotels, or pubs only amazing scenery for miles. You may even share the cable car with regular travellers such as cows and sheep!
2. Black Valley, Co. Kerry
Some Kerry natives will joke about the Black Valley getting its name from remaining in the dark so long without electricity. It was not until 1976 that the Valley was finally connected to the National Grid, making it one of the last outposts in Ireland. Today, the Black Valley is still a remote and untouched part of Ireland. As the name ‘valley’ suggests, it is more of a dispersed area than a village with a centre. The church qualifies as the centre for the community and is accompanied by a youth hostel which operates a small shop with limited supplies.
3. Holy Island, Lough Derg
A unique island, rich in prayer and faith, an island which has been calling pilgrims for over a thousand years, an island which St Patrick himself was called to.
For many people Lough Derg provides an opportunity to step back from their lives, to take stock and examine the direction which their lives are taking. For many others, it is a time to come closer to God through prayer and reflection.
4. Sea Salt Artisan Bakery
Located in Liscannor, near the Cliffs of Moher this is the best Chocolate Fudge Cake I have ever tasted!!!
5. Pure Magic Restaurant, Achill
Achill islands best pizza! Enjoy an Achill head pizza while looking out to Keel Lough & the Island, the views are spectacular.
Know to some as the Donegal Highlands and part of the Wild Atlantic Way coastal drive. The area is bounded on the south by the mountains of Slieve League (Sliabh Liag). Completely unspoilt landscape & true Irish beauty.
Undoubtedly Ireland’s most distinctive mountain, Benbulbin is sometimes referred to as Ireland’s own Table Mountain. Located 6km from Drumcliff Cemetery the final resting place of W.B Yeats
8. The Swiss Cottage, Kilcommon
A beautiful ‘cottage orné’ built in the early 1800s by Richard Butler, the first Earl of Glengall, to a design by the famous Regency architect John Nash. Its interior contains a graceful spiral staircase and some elegantly decorated rooms. The wallpaper in the Salon manufactured by the Dufour factory is one of the first commercially produced Parisian wallpapers