Culled from 3 different trips.
Book of Kells ( seen in the early 90's when no one was seeing them. No queues whatsoever.) Been advised that's no longer the case and the display has changed.
Glendalough. Gorgeous. Arrive early and meander
Rock of Cashel. Fascinating and I'd love to know if a cherub's head still lies alone at the NE corner of the lawn area.
Newgrange, fascinating. If claustrophobic beware. Again visited in the early 90's pre the RS generated must see places. No crowds. Arrived by car. Maybe 15 people in my group. Bliss.
Kinsale. Great overnight.
Killarney National Park in the fall. Simply enjoy the stunning beauty. Start on the trail across the from the cathedral.
Gap of Dunloe. Seen in November. Virtually no one there. 2 rock climbers, 3 hikers, 1 bicyclist. 1 trap. Kate's cottage closed for the season. Hiked half of it, returned to my car and drove the rest of it. BEST day ever in Ireland.
Foxy John's in Dingle for a pint.
Coumeenoole beach on Slea Head. Climbed to the top of the adjacent hill. Crisp, clear, November Day.
Breath taking views of the coast line and the Blasket Islands.
Slea Head. Hasn't changed at all. Looks like it did in the film Ryan's Daughter.
Hiking Mt. Brandon, oh good lord what a spectacular trek.
Cliffs of Moher
Giants Causeway, remains one of the most fascinating geological formations I've ever seen.
Christmas Market at Belfast City Hall
Titanic Museum, stellar.
Black cab tour of the Troubles, the Peace wall, etc.
Crumlin Road Gaol
A bowl fresh mussels and the seafood chowder at Mourne's with my GOT family. Also a few pints at the adjacent Kelly Cellars pub.
The Spainard Pub. Small, intimate.
Unimpressed by Cork and much prefer Slea Head and the Dingle Pennisula over the ROK.
Until this past Thursday taking the bus from the new modern Dublin Airport to Belfast was a breeze. Sadly, down the road, the ease of travel between Eire and Ni will change due to the BREXIT vote.
Lastly, In the early 90's I was flying over from London. It was my first visit. It was a grey day. I was seated in a window seat very eager to see Ireland from the air. As we descended through the clouds the island came into view.
In my excitement I blurted out "Expletive, it really is that green!"
A truly magical place. Enjoy.