Top 10 Weird And Unusual Tourist Attractions In Ireland

While most people think Ireland and Great Britain are one and the same, but they are not. Separated by the North Channel Ireland is a country full of history and magic which means it is also full of weird and unusual places to visit…



Barn Castletown House, Castletown
Barn Castletown House, Castletown

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This amazing corkscrew style building was made in 1743 and was only used to store grain! Sounds like a waste to me.

The Irish Sky Garden, Skibbereen

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Created by James Turrell, this massive conceptual garden is built around a huge crater that contains a central plinth. It’s a little weird, but all kinds of wonderful as well.

Indian Sculpture Park, Co Wicklow

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This garden is home to several black granite stone sculptures, some of them are massive (15ft+) and some of them are just plain weird.

Giant’s Causeway, Antrim

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Made from over 40,000 interlocking basalt columns that are the result of a volcanic eruption, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is well worth seeing.

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Cliffs of Moher, Liscannor

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Standing 214m (702 feet) at their highest point the Cliffs of Moher is an amazing sight with lots of great tours to go on, some guided, some not.

Dunmore Cave, Kilkenny

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It might be home to a Viking massacre, but it is also full of amazing geology.

St. Patrick’s Purgatory, County Donegal

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Located on a small island in the middle of a lake, this is said to be the gateway to hell! The good news is, there is a church over the top of it stopping anything evil from escaping.

Lambay Island, Fingal

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They might be thousands of miles away from their native home, but Lambay Island is home to several thousand wallabies! Yes, a whole island full of kangaroo-like creatures.

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The Kildemock Wall, Louth

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If you want to feel the magic of Ireland, a trip to the “Jumping wall of Kildemock” that seems to have magically moved several feet is well worth a visit.

The Charlie Chaplin Statue, Ring of Kerry

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Charlie Chaplin wasn’t born here, raised here or even has any Irish blood at all inside of him. But he did once have a holiday in this village and that is good enough to put a statue up. It’s weird in so many ways I don’t know where to start.

Author: Gus Barge

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