County Guides

There are four provinces in Ireland, and 32 counties, all unique and inspiring in their own way and all offer something a little different.

Kerry

Kildare

Kilkenny

Laois

Leitrim

Limerick

Longford

Louth

Mayo

Meath

Monaghan

Offaly

Roscommon

Sligo

Tipperary

Tyrone

Waterford

Westmeath

Wexford

Wicklow

Ireland is a beautiful country home to rolling green hills, stunning castles, and lively cities. If you plan to visit Ireland, you will need to know some basics about the country and what to expect.

This guide covers everything from the best time of year to visit Ireland to how much money you should budget for your trip. We will also provide information on transportation, accommodations, and sightseeing in Ireland.

So whether you are a first-time visitor or have been to Ireland before, this guide has something for everyone!

Provinces in Ireland

Ireland is divided into four provinces, Ulster, Leinster, Connacht and Munster.

Ulster

The Ulster Province is located in the north of Ireland and is made up of nine counties. The landscape in Ulster is quite varied, from the Mourne Mountains to the Giant’s Causeway.

If you are interested in exploring the outdoors, Ulster is a great place to go hiking, cycling, and fishing. There are also several golf courses located throughout the province.

The nine counties are: Antrim, Armagh, Cavan, Derry, Down, Fermanagh, Monaghan, Tyrone.

Antrim

The towns of Antrim are:

  • Antrim
  • Ballycastle
  • Ballyclare‎
  • Ballymena‎ 
  • Ballymoney‎ 
  • Carrickfergus‎ 
  • Larne
  • Lisburn‎ 
  • Newtownabbey‎
  • Portrush‎ 
  • Randalstown
  • Whitehead

Armagh

Cavan

Derry

Down

Fermanagh

Monaghan

Tyrone

Leinster

is the province that contains Dublin, Ireland’s capital city. While Dublin is a great place to start your Irish adventure, Leinster has much more to offer in terms of history and culture.

Some of the must-see sights in Leinster include the Rock of Cashel, Glendalough, and Hill of Tara.

The Rock of Cashel is a medieval castle that was once the seat of the Kings of Munster. The castle is now in ruins, but it is still an impressive sight. Glendalough is a monastic settlement that was founded by St. Kevin in the sixth century. The settlement includes two lakes, several churches, and a Round Tower.

The Hill of Tara was the ancient seat of the High Kings of Ireland. The hill is also home to a number of burial mounds and stone circles.

The counties in Leinster include Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath, Wexford, and Wicklow.

Dublin

Carlow

Kildare

Kilkenny

Laois

Longford

Louth

Meath

Offaly

Westmeath

Wexford

Wicklow

Connaught

is the province that contains Mayo, Galway, and Sligo. This region is known for its rugged coastline, wild landscapes, and friendly people.

Some of the must-see sights in Connaught include the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren, and Connemara National Park.

The Cliffs of Moher are sea cliffs that rise to a height of over 200 meters. The cliffs offer stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and the nearby islands. The Burren is a karst landscape that is home to a number of ancient monuments.

Connemara National Park is located in the heart of Connemara and covers over 12,000 hectares. The park is home to a number of hiking trails, as well as lakes, rivers, and mountain peaks.

The counties in Connaught include  Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo.

Galway

Leitrim

Mayo

Roscommon

Sligo

Munster

The Munster region is known for its scenic coastline, quaint villages, and friendly people.

Some of the must-see sights in Munster include the Ring of Kerry, the Rock of Cashel, and the Cliffs of Moher.

The Ring of Kerry is a circular route that takes in some of the most beautiful scenery in Ireland. The Rock of Cashel is a medieval castle that was once the seat of the Kings of Munster. The Cliffs of Moher are sea cliffs that rise to a height of over 200 meters.

The counties in Munster include Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, and Waterford.

Clare

Cork

Kerry

Limerick

Tipperary

Waterford

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