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1 Dublin City, largest city on the island, capital and cultural and economic centre of the Republic of Ireland 10042
2 Belfast, capital of Northern Ireland, second largest city on the island 6016
3 Cork City, second city of the Republic of Ireland 2594
4 *Edwardian City Hall 2530
5 Trinity College, Dublin (also called the University of Dublin) - Ireland's oldest university, founded by Queen Elizabeth I and home of the Book of Kells and the Book of Durrow. (The film Educating Rita was made on the campus.) 2458
6 Giant's Causeway, a geological phenomenon and a UNESCO World Heritage Site 2406
7 Limerick city - historic Irish city and home to the famous Munster rugby team and Thomond Park 2290
8 Galway City, a lively university town (seat of the NUI Galway) 1940
9 Old Jameson Distillery 1694
10 Cork 1567
11 Donegal 1497
12 Croke Park, one of Europe's largest stadiums, with the Museum of the Gaelic Athletic Association 1238
13 Kerry - Scenic rural county in the south west. 1235
14 Antrim 1200
15 Newgrange - a megalithic passage grave site older than the pyramids. 1078
16 Mayo 1044
17 Clare 1007
18 Down 985
19 Cliffs of Moher 954
20 Galway 911
21 Waterford, Ireland's oldest city 908
22 Meath, the Royal County 833
23 Tyrone 830
24 Hill of Tara - seat of Ireland's ancient High Kings. 801
25 Tipperary 778
26 Aran Islands - Irish Gaeltacht, islands in Galway Bay. 777
27 Wexford 719
28 Wicklow - "the garden of Ireland" 719
29 Limerick 693
30 Dublin Castle - former seat of British rule, now a major Irish government complex. 664
31 Fermanagh 662
32 Kildare 650
33 Londonderry 627
34 Offaly - "King's County" 623
35 Sligo town with the Dominican Sligo Abbey 604
36 Laois - "Queen's County" 581
37 Kilmainham Gaol, a former prison where, among others, most of the rebels of 1916 were held and executed; now used as a museum. 578
38 Drogheda, site of the Battle of the Boyne 575
39 Connemara - Irish Gaeltacht, a heathland area, with the Twelve Bens and the Maumturk Mountains. 568
40 Armagh 558
41 Armagh city - ecclesiastical capital of all Ireland. 557
42 Killarney - internationally renowned as the undisputed centre of tourism in the South West of Ireland . 533
43 Louth 524
44 Roscommon 517
45 Westmeath - Centre of Ireland - attractive lakes. 483
46 Kilkenny 481
47 Bray - considered the southernmost suburb of Dublin 446
48 Rock of Cashel, traditional seat of the Kings of Munster 444
49 Glendalough, 6th century monastic site with Irish Round Tower 442
50 The Burren, a karst landscape 439
51 St. James's Gate Brewery 435
52 Sligo 433
53 Wexford town with Selskar Abbey 427
54 Monaghan 423
55 Waterford 404
56 Phoenix Park - "largest inner city park in the world"; within the park are Ashtown Castle and Dublin Zoo 397
57 Slane Castle - 18th Century Castle 385
58 Dingle, main town of the idyllic Dingle Peninsula 372
59 Athlone Castle - old castle in Athlone Town 371
60 Tintern Abbey 365
61 St Stephen's Green, a landscaped inner-city centre public park in Dublin 353
62 Carlow 351
63 most of Lough Neagh, the island's largest lake, lies in Antrim. 349
64 St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland's "national cathedral" 329
65 Tralee - the county town and home of the Rose of Tralee festival. 323
66 the Ring of Kerry, a panoramic ring road around the Iveragh Peninsula passing through, among others, the village of Cahersiveen, the birthplace of Daniel O'Connell 304
67 Rathlin Island off the coast 303
68 Fingal 302
69 Croagh Patrick - mountain place of pilgrimage - since pagan times to present day Christian times, near Westport 300
70 Mourne Mountains 298
71 *Howth and Howth Head 286
72 Bunratty Castle 276
73 Letterkenny 268
74 Wicklow town with Wicklow Head, the easternmost point of the Republic of Ireland 265
75 General Post Office building - headquarter of the 1916 Easter Rising rebels, on O'Connell Street, the main thoroughfare of Dublin's Northside. 264
76 Clonmacnoise, monastic site on the banks of the River Shannon 255
77 Greystones 252
78 Downpatrick with the reputed gravesite of Saint Patrick in Down Cathedral 251
79 Christ Church Cathedral - seat of Anglican Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin 247
80 Kinsale 230
81 Ashford Castle near Cong 230
82 National Gallery of Ireland, houses the Irish national collection of Irish and European art. 229
83 Achill Island 221
84 Wicklow Mountains, an Irish national park, all of the above towns are in or near these mountains 212
85 *Kilkenny Castle - meeting place of the Confederate Ireland government in the 1640s. 200
86 Kildare town with Kildare Cathedral on the site of an early Christian monastery founded by Saint Brigid 196
87 Maynooth, town on the Royal Canal, Catholic bishop seat, Maynooth Castle, Carton House, the campuses of St Patrick's College and of the NUI Maynooth. 194
88 Trim Castle - Ireland's Largest Castle. 193
89 Blarney with its nearby Castle, home of the Blarney Stone 189
90 *Malahide with the Norman Malahide Castle 188
91 Enniscorthy with Enniscorthy Castle 185
92 Kells - after which the Book of Kells is named. 179
93 New Ross 178
94 Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown 172
95 Powerscourt Estate, extensive castle grounds and gardens; a popular tourist attraction, includes golf course, restaurant, hotel. 171
96 Macgillycuddy's Reeks on the Iveragh Peninsula, Ireland's highest mountains 171
97 Slieve League 167
98 Glasnevin Cemetery - burial location of Éamon de Valera, Michael Collins, Roger Casement, Seán T. O'Kelly:<br> Daniel O'Connell, Charles Stewart Parnell, Timothy Healy 165
99 National Museum of Ireland for Archaeology (in Kildare St) and Decorative Art and History (in the former Collins Barracks) 160
100 Lough Erne 159
101 *Bogside with, among numerous others, the murals at the Free Derry Corner 158
102 Youghal, a picturesque seaport town 150
103 Grand Canal and Royal Canal 150
104 Killarney National Park with the Killarney Lakes, the Muckross House and Gardens, Ross Castle, the Torc Waterfall 149
105 Valentia Island 149
106 Georgian Dublin, view of eighteenth century streetscape of Dublin (e.g. Fitzwilliam Square, Merrion Square). 146
107 Lisdoonvarna, spa town and site of a matchmaking festival in late summer and autumn 144
108 Four Courts, seat of the Supreme Court of Ireland 143
109 Carrickfergus Castle 138
110 Government Buildings on Merrion Street 131
111 Knowth - a similar monument even more impressive than Newgrange that has only recently been opened for visitors. 131
112 Buncrana 130
113 Enniskerry 124
114 Ha'penny Bridge, a famous Victorian walker bridge spanning across the Liffey 120
115 Skellig Islands with the monastic site on Skellig Michael, a UNESCO World Heritage site 115
116 National Library of Ireland, has a large quantity of Irish historical, literary and Irish-related material. 114
117 Beara Peninsula 111
118 Irish linen - Thomas Ferguson & Co Ltd the last remaining Irish linen Damask Factory 105
119 St Mary's Pro-Cathedral - seat of the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Dublin. 102
120 Grianan of Aileach, historic monuments 93
121 Adare, "Ireland's most beautiful village" with Adare Manor, Desmond Castle, a Franciscan and a Trinitarian abbey 90
122 Ballycastle 84
123 Lough Derg 79
124 Carrowmore, passage tomb site 78
125 Lough Corrib, the largest lake in the Republic of Ireland. 78
126 Mizen Head, southwesternmost point of Ireland 78
127 *St. Mary's Cathedral - 12th century cathedral located on King's Island. 77
128 Lough Gur - ancient mesolithic human settlement site. 76
129 Birr Castle 73
130 Monasterboice, early Christian settlement with high cross and round tower 72
131 Killybegs 71
132 Temple Bar, a mainly cobblestonequarter, directly on the Southern banks of the Liffey, popular for its cultural and nightlife spots. 71
133 Irish National War Memorial Gardens, Islandbridge, Dublin, memorial to Irish war dead in First World War 69
134 Rock of Dunamase 66
135 Brownshill Dolmen 63
136 *James Joyce Tower and Museum at Sandycove 62
137 *St. Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh - seat of the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh. 61
138 Garden of Remembrance Parnell Sq., Dublin, Republican memorial. 60
139 Irish National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin (Northside). 59
140 *St Canice's Cathedral 59
141 Ferns Castle and Abbey 59
142 Ardmore with the round tower of St Declan's Church 58
143 *English Market 55
144 Smithfield, Dublin, a culturally re-developing, increasingly "fashionable" area 50
145 St. Michan's Church 50
146 *Hunt Museum - museum housing over 2000 artifacts from Ireland and abroad. 50
147 Devenish Island 47
148 Drumcliffe with the gravesite of William Butler Yeats, near the Ben Bulben mountain 46
149 Jerpoint Abbey near Thomastown 46
150 The Rosses 46
151 Castle Oliver 43
152 Castle Durrow 42
153 Dowth - A Neolithic passage tomb, oldest principle tomb at Brú na Bóinne. 40
154 Avoca 40
155 Ulster American Folk Park near Omagh 37
156 *St Mary's Cathedral 36
157 *Church of St Anne (Shandon) 36
158 Belvedere House and Gardens - Historic Gardens near Mullingar 35
159 Bective Abbey - A 12th Century Cistercian abbey. 34
160 Lough Mask 33
161 Museum of Country Life near Castlebar 31
162 Loughcrew - 5,000 year old Burial Grounds. 31
163 *Catholic St. Patrick's Cathedral, seat of the Archbishop of Armagh, primate of All Ireland 29
164 Antrim Coast and Glens 27
165 Irish National Stud, National Horse stud with many famous horses, centre of Irish horse breeding 27
166 Dunmore Cave - a show cave with many calcite formations and archaeological finds 24
167 Harvest Time Blues Festival 23
168 Enniskillen Castle 21
169 *Rothe House 19
170 Lough Key 17
171 Lough Owel and Lough Ennell - beautiful lakes 15
172 Glen of Aherlow 14
173 Kells Priory at Kells 11
174 *Waterford Cathedral 9
175 *King John's Castle - 13th century castle located on the medieval King's Island. 8
176 *St. Finbarre's Cathedral 7
177 Béal na mBláth, place where Michael Collins was shot dead < 5
178 *the murals in Falls Road, Sandy Row and Shankill Road < 5
179 City of Derry, only city in Ireland with intact city walls (therefore called the "Maiden City") < 5
180 Brú na Bóinne - location of the above two and other monuments. < 5
181 Kilkenny City - one of Ireland's most exemplary medieval cities < 5
182 Donegal town with Donegal Castle < 5

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