I hope you enjoyed numbers 10 to 6 on my list of Irish Historical Sites to visit. Here’s the top five countdown. Ashamed to admit there are a number i still need to visit.
5. EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
The only fully digital museum in the world. This is a fully interactive experience that will immerse you in the dramatic stories of the Irish who led these shores. Being the child of emigrants I’m particularly looking forward to visiting this when I’m next up in Dublin.
4. St Johns Castle Limerick
Photo credit Limerick Leader
This is another site I’ve not actually visited. I have however gone past it a hundred times, either in the car or on a bus, and every time I turn to Mrs OMG and say. “We should bring the kids round there one of these days!” Children will love the array of 3D displays, projections and animations as they travel back through 800 years of local history.
3. Bunratty Castle and Folk Park
photo credit: Marlis B Bunratty castle via photopin(license)
I’ve been to Bunratty Castle a few times and it’s definitely one of Ireland’s must see historical sites. A brilliant day out for the kids and big kids alike. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of times past in the Folk Park or attend one of the Medieval Banquets in the Castle in the evening.
2. Skellig Michael
You might recognise Skellig Michael from Star Wars the Last Jedi, as part of it was filmed there. Besides the Star Wars connection though, Skellig Michael makes it onto my list as it is a **UNESCO World Heritage Site. The monastic remains date back to the 6th to 8th centuries. It looks an amazing place to visit.
1. Giants Causeway
On the coast of Antrim stands the Giants Causeway. Forged by volcanic activity some 60 million years ago. It really is breathtaking. The visitor centre has won many awards and has received a National Award for Excellence by CIE Tours International for the last Five years.
So there you have my top ten Irish Historical Sites and Landmarks. Do you agree? What would you have included?