10 mysterious places in Ireland waiting for visitors to explore

As the third largest island in Europe, Ireland is a beautiful country which owns green mountains, blue beaches and mysterious lands waiting for visitors to explore.

Tree Tunnel 

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This green road, planted in the 18th century by the Stuart family, is full of magic. The Stuart family created this road to reach their Gracehill house, and the trees have created a beautiful tunnel. 

Carrick-a-Rede 

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This is a famous rope bridge, a very attractive spot for tourists, located in outstanding surroundings. The swaying bridge stretches from the mainland to Carrickarede, a small volcanic island. 

Fanad Peninsula 

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Fanad offers visitors great views. Here, Blue Flag beach is listed as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Fanad Lighthouse and Great Arch are two of the most famous points on the peninsula. 

Huge stone columns 

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This is a true natural wonder, protected by UNESCO and the National Nature Reserve. This place is truly spectacular, including 40 000 hexagonal basalt columns formed by nature from about 50 million years ago, with a number of columns reaching a height of 12 m (39 ft) and forming a super landscape real. 

Wild Atlantic Way 

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This route is 2 600 km long along the dramatic coast of western Ireland. It passes through 9 districts, 3 provinces and many large towns, so tourists have the opportunity to admire the spectacular landscape and historic sites throughout the trip. 

Cooley Peninsula 

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It is a geologically diverse peninsula in County Louth and includes mountains, woodlands, and medieval villages and Irish seas. Soft sand beaches stretch on the coast, while the other side is surrounded by the ruins of medieval buildings scattered around, adding to the charm. 

Cashel stones 

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This striking population is one of the best examples of Celtic and medieval architecture in Europe. Built in the 12th century, the castle once served as the headquarter of Munster kings for hundreds of years. The hilltop complex includes the Roman Chapel, the 13th-century gothic church and the 15th-century Castle. 

Slea Head 

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This dramatic coastline is located on the Dingle Peninsula, offering spectacular panoramic views of the Atlantic ocean. 

Killarney National Park 

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Visitors can admire Ireland's best natural landscape right here from mountains, lakes, waterfalls, and forests, to animals and rare plants. It is even more miraculous when there are medieval bridges, monasteries, Victorian castles. 

Cliffs of Moher 

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With over 1 million visitors a year, Cliffs of Moher is the most famous natural tourist destination in Ireland. The stone walls are approximately 214m high and 8km along the Atlantic coast. The highest point is O’Brien’ Tower, built in 1835, offering a great view. 

By: Olivia Swift

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