These Four Irish Attractions Have Made It Onto Lonely Planet's Must-See Guide

Have you managed to see them all yet?


For such a little island, Ireland still manages to be majorly attractive to international travellers, having managed to get an amazing four places on the top 500 must-see sights of all time, a list compiled recently by Lonely Planet.

Avid travellers will be familiar with Lonely Planet, the world's largest guidebook publishers that has been operating since 1972. The five five sights on this year's list are Temples of Angkor (Cambodia), Great Barrier Reef (Australia), Machu Picchu (Peru), Great Wall of China (guess), and the Taj Mahal (India).

These are the four sights from the Republic of Ireland which made the list:


The Unesco world heritage site of Bru na Bóinne, Co. Meath (number 224)


The Cliffs of Moher, Co Clare (number 378)


The university campus of Trinity College (number 468)


The Rock of Cashel in Co Tipperary (number 497)

A further two sights from Northern Ireland also made the list: The Giant's Causeway (number 103) and the Titanic museum in Belfast (number 424).

Alex Connolly, Head of Communications for Fáilte Ireland, was suitably chuffed with the announcement:

The Irish sights which made it onto the list reflect the range of attractions Ireland has to offer and demonstrate that for a small country, Ireland is certainly punching above its weight internationally.

Punching above our weight is right. To see what other sights around the world made the list, you can see the full thing here.

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