TripAdvisor has announced the top ten places to visit in Ireland for 2015, according to the annual Travellers’ Choice Awards.
There is a new number one destination in Ireland as Dublin has fallen to second place.
This year sees Killarney reach the top spot for the first time. James Kay, a spokesperson for TripAdvisor said: “In Ireland, the competition is just fierce, with Killarney jumping above Dublin to claim top spot for the first time.”
It won’t come as a surprise to anyone who has visited the area. Co Kerry is often mentioned as one of the most beautiful places in Ireland and the Lakes of Killarney are among the famous beauty spots in the county.
The lakes are surrounded by striking natural scenery such as forest, mountains, hills and wildlife. The area is a popular tourist spot with walking tours and boat trips around the lakes.
Dingle, which has been named as the ‘most beautiful place on Earth’ by the National Geographic, came in third place. Galway, which was recently voted as Ireland’s most romantic city was fourth, followed by Donegal.
Here is the top ten:
5. Donegal Town
Shaun Quinn, CEO of Fáilte Ireland said: “Killarney is one of the jewels in the tourism crown and I’m not surprised to see it so highly rated by TripAdvisor users.”
Meanwhile, Marrakech in Morocco was named as the top destination in the world, followed by Siem Reap (Cambodia) in second, Istanbul (Turkey) in third, Hanoi (Vietnam) in fourth and Prague (Czech Republic) in fifth.
Tourist attractions in IrelandThe Blarney Stone Bru na Boinne Bunratty Castle The Burren Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge The Cliffs of Moher Croagh Patrick Dingle Peninsula Garnish Island The Giant's Causeway Glendalough The Guinness Storehouse Hill of Tara Lakes of Killarney Newgrange The Peace Bridge Ring of Kerry Wild Atlantic Way
Irish citiesBelfast Cork Derry Dublin Galway Limerick Waterford
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