Ireland is full of world-famous tourist attractions, but plenty of hidden gems are scattered throughout the countryside. If you’re looking for cool Irish places that even Irish people don’t know, this list is for you!
Iveagh Gardens, Dublin – hidden gems in Ireland
Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens is just a short walk from St. Stephen’s Green is more popular than a short walk away, so it’s usually much quieter and more peaceful. Because this park is hidden behind the buildings of the surrounding streets
There is so much to see here, fresh green spaces, a majestic waterfall, and Ireland’s only purpose-built archery field.
Slieve League Cliffs, County Donegal
When it comes to cliffs in Ireland, you immediately think of the famous cliffs of Moher? But there is one of the highest sea cliffs in Europe in Ireland that many Irish people don’t know. It’s the Slieve League Cliffs. At 601 meters, the Slieve League in Donegal cliffs is almost three times higher than their more famous County Clare counterpart.
Inishtooskert, County Kerry – hidden gems in Ireland
Inishtooskert has an unusual shape. It looks like a man lying on his back in the water when viewed from land. The island even inspired a 1998 children’s book about what might happen if the giant wakes up.
Copper Coast Geopark, Waterford County
The Copper Coast is a stunning 17-kilometer stretch of coastline in County Waterford designated a UNESCO Global Geopark in 2004.
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, County Antrim
Looking like a Pirates of the Caribbean landmark, the dizzying rope bridge at Carrick-a-Rede near the Giant’s Causeway was first erected in 1755 by trout anglers. It connects Carrickarede Island to the mainland.