Ireland is a great spot for a holiday. With stunning landscapes, brilliant views, welcoming towns and plenty of attractions, this country is brimming with things to see and do. There so much to explore, but this can make it hard to know where to start. To give you a helping hand we have found the best towns to stay in Ireland. Choose one of these gems for an unforgettable holiday.
The coastal town of Sligo is bursting with history and surrounded by amazing countryside. History buffs will enjoy Sligo Abbey, Sligo County Museum and the Yeats Memorial Building and Art Gallery. It’s also a popular spot for outdoor pursuits with plenty of walking, cycling and kayaking on offer.
From scenic routes to top attractions, Killarney has plenty to offer. The Kerry Way begins (or finishes) here and Killarney is also on the Ring of Kerry drive, both beautiful routes in their own ways. There are some amazing places to visit while you’re here including castles, waterfalls and a beautiful lake.
You’ll find Wexford nestled on the east coast of Ireland and it’s an amazing place to visit all year round. In the spring it’s bursting with colour and winter sees thousands of migrating birds make their home here for the colder months. Year-round there are brilliant walks to enjoy and historic attractions to visit.
The bustling market town of Castlebar is a vibrant place to stay. With annual festivals, historic attractions and internationally recognised walking and angling; you won’t be short of things to do here. Whether you want a jam-packed break, or something a little more relaxed, Castlebar is a wonderful place to be.
Approximately an hours drive from the centre of Dublin you’ll find Bray. Close to the excitement of the capital city, but far enough away for some peace and quiet, Bray is a town that offer’s the best of both worlds. Here you’ll find a safe beach, coastal walking and plenty of activities, from bowling to sailing.