Lonely Planet reveals the top 8 lesser-known tourist spots around Ireland 3 months ago

Lonely Planet reveals the top 8 lesser-known tourist spots around Ireland

Looking for travel ideas post-lockdown?

As restrictions continue to ease across Ireland we're all on the lookout for some spots to travel to once the health situation allows it.

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Lonely Planet and Sony Mobile have teamed up to create a list of the less-frequented tourist spots around Ireland which you may consider for your post-pandemic bucket list.

While it's likely you'll have some knowledge of a lot of these places, there are some cool inclusions on the list such as the pristine sandy shores of Lackan Sands and the sub-tropical Garnish Island.

With the increased interest in staycationing and people looking for something a little different than remaining in cities or beauty spots with high footfalls, there's plenty of options, although Cork does - unsurprisingly - have multiple inclusions.

Photo captured on Sony’s Xperia 5 II smartphone

If, indeed, we do consider Cork part of Ireland and not its own sovereign nation.

“The pandemic caused us all to pause and re-evaluate how we travel, and now is the perfect time to update that bucket list with some of these under-the-radar places you might have overlooked in the past," Tom Hall from Lonely Planet, said.

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The full list compiled by Lonely Planet and Sony Mobile is below...

  1. Mizen Head Cliffs, Cork, Ireland
  2. Lacken Strand, Mayo, Ireland
  3. Sky Garden, Russagh, Cork, Ireland
  4. Birr Castle, Offaly, Ireland
  5. Garnish Island, Bantry Bay, Ireland
  6. Slieve Bloom Mountains, Laois, Ireland
  7. Sliabh Liag (Slieve League) Cliffs, Donegal
  8. Cobh, Cork, Ireland

Adding any of these to your list?

Main image captured on Sony’s Xperia 5 II smartphone