Ireland is the third largest island in Europe, and with so much to do and see it can be difficult to narrow it down when planning your trip to Ireland. We asked HomeExchange Members, many of them Ireland locals, to share a few pointers on lesser-known things to do and see when you travel to Ireland! Click here for more recommendations.
"The pub The Rusty Mackerel is only 12 km from my cottage in Donegal. They won “Best New Pub in Ireland 2019” so they won’t be in any guidebooks yet. The food is amazing!! And so close to the Slieve League cliffs."
-Colette, 31 exchanges
"Whiterock Bay is beautiful and always changing with light and tides."
-Gwen, 20 exchanges
"I loved Cassidy's and we frequented there when I was doing my exchange in Dublin. There are cheap pints and boardgames to have a good time with friends! I also recommend Hacienda Bar. Tucked away in a quiet street, walking past, you would never have imagined how cool it would be in there. It's super cosy and feels so familiar! There's even a pool table in there!"
-Zann, 14 exchanges
"Queen of Tarts is my best address in Dublin 😍 for a delicious and original breakfast or a snack with huge and excellent cakes (lemon meringue pie is exceptional).
"You should take the ferry to Tory Island. We went there to see puffins. First we went where the tourist map said they would be - only saw rabbits. Then we asked a local and he guided us. Best day ever with a bit of walking. Bring food and drinks. Fantastic area with marvelous nature."
-Anette, 11 exchanges