Lonely Planet have created an alternative bucket list for those travelling around Ireland 10 months ago

Lonely Planet have created an alternative bucket list for those travelling around Ireland

We had no idea Ireland had a cable car!

The Guinness Storehouse. The Cliffs Of Moher. The Giant's Causeway. The Ring Of Kerry. Trinity College. Blarney Castle. Dingle Peninsula. Titanic Museum.


When it comes to obvious tourist attractions around Ireland, we can all probably rattle off ten or fifteen highlights without giving it too much thought.

However, the travel experts at Lonely Planet have teamed up with the folk at Fáilte Ireland to come with an alternative bucket list for those who want to travel around the country to some of the more undiscovered corners of Ireland.

These include Fourknocks in Meath, which is similar to Newgrange, except it has a larger main chamber than that ancient monument, and is a little more difficult to find.

There is also Ireland's only cable car, which connects the mainland to Dursey Island, one of the only uninhabited islands on the southwest coast of the country.

Elsewhere you can find a winemakers in Wicklow, stargazing in Wild Nephin Ballycroy National Park in Mayo, kayaking around the Loop Head Peninsula, discover Dunmore Cave in Kilkenny aka "the darkest place in Ireland", and explore a restored 18th century windwill in Roscommon.

The full alternative bucket list can be found here.

Additionally, as part of the Keep Discovering campaign, Johnny Ward - one of very few people to have visited all 197 countries in the world - has been challenged by Fáilte Ireland to keep discovering his home country like he has the world.


"I’m thrilled to accept the challenge from Fáilte Irelandto discover the unknown and wonderful places here in Ireland," Ward said. "I've always had this desire to uncover and experience new adventures and coming home to Ireland to rediscover what Ireland has to offer fills me with excitement. I can't wait to get on the road, waterways and who knows what else and discover Ireland like I never have before as part of this great challenge."