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Ireland's No.1 tourist attraction - the pub!!

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Ireland's No.1 tourist attraction - the pub!!

Lonely Planet, our favourite guidebooks and stalwart companions wherever we go, has produced a new Discover Ireland guide which lists Ireland's pubs as our greatest attraction. No surprise there for afficionados of the 'home from home'!

Lonely Planet gives a list of the top 25 attractions in Ireland and we're glad to say that Dublin, traditional music and Glendalough feature high up on their list.

Lots of other fabulous and favourite places listed also, as well as some that are a little off the beaten track (Vinegar Hill, for example).

If you'd like peruse the whole list, as well as some itinerary suggestions for visiting Ireland, go to:


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Connemara at number 4 and two of Sligo's surfing beaches at number 17 :-)

Nice to see Slieve League getting the slight nod over the Cliffs of Moher that it deserves as well and that a visit to both Carrowmore AND Carrowkeel megalithic cemeteries in Co. Sligo gets mentioned in the itineraries - it's a well researched guide and has been bookmarked...

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Good to see Vinegar hill and Ardmore get a look-in too.

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I just ordered that book on Amazon!

And a friend of mine will be glad to hear it about the pubs. I'm starting to plan my 5th trip to Ireland for May of 2011. This time I'm bringing a co-worker and good friend whose wife has sprung him free for the 9 day trip.

When asked what he wanted to do in Ireland, the only thing he came up with was, "Pubs!"


Edited: 11 May 2010, 23:15
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Good to see Loughcrew get a mention in the Lonely Planet guide although I can't imagine why, it is nothing more than a hill with a few cairns.

The Unesco rated Fermanagh Geopark and Marble arch Caves has a proper interpretive centre, didn't even get a mention.

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