#128 Alternatives to Ireland’s Most Popular Destinations – AUDIO

dunluce#128 Alternatives to Ireland’s Most Popular Destinations

In this episode Corey shares our listeners’ picks for alternatives to five of Ireland’s most popular sites. Then Liam finishes the podcast by singing Yeats’ poem “The Wandering Angus.”

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Map of Sites Mentioned in Episode #128 & #129

Show Notes

Intro and The Devil’s Bit by Theresa Larkin and Noel McQuaid

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THE GUINNESS STOREHOUSE (Guinness ads and pour your own pint)

  • Enjoy a pint in a pub
  • Ireland’s craft beers JJ Harlow’s in Roscommon, Brewery Corner in Kilkenny, and O’Hara’s Brewery in Carlow – SUSAN from www.vibrantireland.com
  • Dingle Brewing Company and their brew named after Tom Crean – RUTH
  • Midleton Distillery, Co Cork; Kilbeggan Distillery (recommend the VIP tour to see whiskey being made), Co Westmeath – KAY
  • Bushmills, Co Antrim (tour the actual distillery)
  • Tullamore Dew Visitor Centre
  • Old Jameson Distillery


  • Cliffs of Moher by Sea – SHEILA & JESSIE
  • Slieve League, Co Donegal – CHRISTY, CARLA, & KAREN
  • Downpatrick Head, Co Mayo – THOMAS
  • Céide Fields, Co Mayo  – KAREN
  • Mizen Head, Co Cork; and Horn Head, Co Donegal – MICHELE from www.irelandyes.com
  • Inishbofin and Cnoc Mor, Co Galway – ANNETTE
  • The Buren, Co Clare
  • Howth, Co Dublin – SHEILA

BOOK OF KELLS at Trinity College Long Library – CHRIS

  • Chester Beatty Library
  • Royal Irish Academy Library in Dublin – MARY from www.ingeniousireland.com
  • National Museum in Dublin (Kells Brooch and the Ardagh Chalice) – DIANE & KAREN
  • Castlestrange Stone, Co Roscommon
  • The Turoe Stone, Co Galway
  • Interpretive centers at Kilfenora, Co Clare; Cong, Co Mayo; Cashel, Co Tipperary; and Clonmacnoise, Co Offaly
  • Celtic and Prehistoric Museum in Ventry, Dingle Peninsula, Co Kerry (talk to Harris) – MIKE


  • Tradition – LYNDA
  • Gardens and surrounding area – GREGG & TIM
  • Barryscourt
  • Glenveagh Castle and National Park – JODY from www.irelandfamilyvacations.com
  • Dunluce Castle – MINDIE from www.thinplaces.net
  • Cahir Castle, Co Tipperary; Aughnanure Castle, Co Galway – WENDY
  • Birr Castle Gardens and drive in the Slieve Bloom Mountains – CAROLINE
  • Parkes Castle, Co Leitrim; Lough Gill and the Island of Inishfree (Yeats)
  • Markree Castle, Co Sligo – SINEAD
  • Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet – SCOTT
  • Croagh Patrick (Holy Mountain), Co Mayo
  • Ogham Stone with a hole in it at Kilmalkedar, Dingle Peninsula, Co Kerry – MICHELE from www.irelandyes.com
  • The Seven Wonders of Fore, Co Westmeath
  • Find a cute Irish man or woman and give ‘em big kiss – KATE
  • 20 Best Places to Kiss in Ireland


  • Dingle Peninsula, Co Kerry (Slea Head Drive and Connor Pass)
  • Beara Peninsula
  • Loop Head Peninsula, Co Clare; Hook Head Light house, bridges of Ross – JUDY, DIANE, & CARLA
  • Cooley Peninsula, Co; Carlingford; Mountains of Mourne
  • Achill Island, Co Mayo; deserted famine village
  • Inishowen Peninsula, Co Donegal; walks at Fort Dunree and Malin Head – JODY from www.irelandfamilyvacations.com

Got Ireland: Liam’s alternatives to the top 10 visitor attractions in Ireland

Liam Sings “Wandering Angus”

Author: Corey

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  1. Great tips. Thanks so much.

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  2. This is an awesome post!

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