40+ Bucketlist Ideas - What To Do In Ireland

Land in Ireland and most travel preconceptions are immediately answered. It's green and serene, the valleys stretching out beneath wispy layers of mist. Hundreds of pubs line the streets, each enticing and intriguing with their promise of a real pint of Guinness. Then there's the locals, ever-smiling, ever-welcoming, always taking visitors off the beaten track. The Emerald Aisle delights in offering exactly what many travelers are hoping for: an authentic journey into a traditional country. So what to do in Ireland isn't just hanging around Dublin's city centre and following the bus-tour-heavy route to Blarney Castle and the Ring of Kerry. Consider these 40+ ideas for your Ireland travel bucketlist.

Seaweed Foraging, Aran Islands

Seaweed Foraging on the Aran Islands

Ireland
Private Helicopter Tour, Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher Scenic Helicopter Tour

Ireland
Tree-to-Bottle Cider _ Brandy Tasting, Ireland

Tree-to-Bottle Cider & Brandy Tasting

Ireland
Skellig Michael Tour, County Kerry

Skellig Michael Tour

Ireland
The Observation Car, Belmond Grand Hibernian Train Journey

Belmond Grand Hibernian Train Journey

Ireland
Behind the Curtain Theatre Experience, Dublin

Behind the Curtain Dublin Theatre Experience

Ireland
James Joyce Statue, Dublin

James Joyce Literary Tour in Dublin

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Best Places to Stay in Ireland

All across Ireland you can be transported to a different time, simply by choosing some of the best places to stay. Castles have been converted to hotels and old manors provide a decadent welcome. The island is famed for its hospitality and the best places to stay add a regal grandeur to the experience.

Reagan Suite Lounge, Ashford Castle

Stay at Ashford Castle

Ireland
Antique Door, Dromoland Castle Hotel

Stay at Dromoland Castle Hotel

Ireland

Stay at Adare Manor

Ireland
Bar, The Merrion Hotel Dublin

The Merrion Hotel Dublin

Ireland
Restaurant, The Europe Hotel _ Resort, Killarney

The Europe Hotel & Resort, Killarney

Ireland
Kildare Suite, K Club

Stay & Golf at the K Club

Ireland
Dining, Sheen Falls Lodge, Kenmare

Sheen Falls Lodge, Kenmare

Ireland
Ireland Experiences

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Burren, County Clare

Ireland Summer Highlights 2021

Ireland
Irish Music and Traditional Pub, Dublin

Dublin Weekender

Ireland
Discover Irish Traditions

It's not a pint of Guinness unless it's being pulled in an Irish pub. It's not Ireland without a storyteller. And it's not an authentic travel experience without going beyond the bus tour route. From James Joyce to backcountry gastronomy, there are many avenues to explore across this green island.

Food Tour, Donegal

Donegal Food Tour

Ireland
Guinness Connoisseur Experience, Dublin

Guinness Connoisseur Experience

Ireland
Walking Tour, Dublin

Dublin Walking Tour with a Local

Ireland
Jameson Bow Street Distillery Experience, Dublin

Jameson Bow Street Distillery Experience

Ireland
Field-to-Fork Dining Tour, Ireland

Participate in Field-to-Fork Dining

Ireland
Irish Music and Traditional Pub, Dublin

Irish Music in a Traditional Pub

Ireland
Shopping _ Design Tour, Dublin

Dublin Shopping & Design Tour

Ireland
Literary Tour, Dublin

Dublin Literary Tour

Ireland
Irish Landscapes

Low stone walls, thatched roof houses, sheep filled meadows rolling onto golden sand beaches. Part of your Ireland bucketlist can be island escapism, journeying around an area of natural splendor and villages from a 19th century fairytale. The evocative rolling landscapes of Ireland are most famously found on the Ring of Kerry, a loop of traditional villages that stand amidst mystical valleys of endearing enchantment. Or perhaps at the Cliffs of Moher and Giants Causeway. But there is more, a whole lot more.

Best of the Burren Tour, County Clare, Ireland

Best of the Burren Tour

Ireland
Cliffs of Moher, Kerry

Cliffs of Moher Tour

Ireland
Giants Causeway, County Antrim

Giants Causeway Day Tour

Ireland
Cobh Town, Cork County

Best of Cork Tour

Ireland
Connemara National Park, Galway

Connemara National Park Tour

Ireland
Heritage Tour, Rock of Cashel

Rock of Cashel Heritage Tour

Ireland
Explore Ireland's Unique Regions

Ireland promises history and medieval splendor. Before you arrive it's easy to picture the crumbling castle walls and streets of cobbled stone and intrigue. Yet each region is different and there's a distinction between tiny corner pubs to streets and traditional markets and then hilltop views over a languid landscape of green and heather.

Medieval Window in Viking’s Triangle, Waterford

Wonders of Waterford Tour

Ireland
Ross Castle, Killarney

Highlights of Killarney Tour

Ireland
Cromwell Point, Ring of Kerry

Ring of Kerry Tour

Ireland
Donkeys. West Cork

West Cork Culture Tour

Ireland
The Guildhall, Derry

Best of Derry Tour

Ireland
Cliffs and Wild Ocean, County Clare

County Clare Tour

Ireland
Horse and Carriage Tour, Adare

Horse and Carriage Tour in Adare

Ireland
Kinsale Tour, Cork County

Kinsale Town Tour

Ireland
Colourful Building, Kenmare

Kenmare Town Tour

Ireland
Prince Albert Memorial Clock, Belfast

Belfast City Tour

Ireland