The province of Munster in Ireland is rich in historical, religious and natural attractions that you shouldn’t miss. Check out below 5 quick attractions that should be on your list when you’re planning to have a vacation in Munster, Ireland. Munster is the southerly province of Ireland, consisting of the counties of Cork, Clare, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford.
County Kerry Museum
Of course, you can find museums everywhere in Ireland. But if you want to experience what it’s like to live in Ireland during the medieval times, then you should head to the The County Kerry Museum.One of the highlights of the museum is the “Medieval Experience”, a very large walk through of what it was like in Tralee during medieval times. Other highlights of the Kerry Country Museum include the history of Roger Casement and the Irish Antarctic explorer Tom Crean.
Titanic Experience in Cobh
get the full scoop of what happened during the tragic fare of the Titantic in a fantastic tour of the Titantic Experience. You can trace the story of the ship when you join the White Star Line tour in Cobh. This 1-hour tour is made up of two parts; one is to retrace the footsteps of RMS Titanic’s passengers and part two is all about the life on board the ship.
Flying Boats Museum in Foynes
The Foynes Flying Boat Museum is a museum dedicated to chronicling the history of trans-Atlantic air travel. This museum has just about everything when it comes to the bygone era of the flying boats, a.k.a the most extravagant way to travel then. From exhibits to memorabilia to flight simulators, you won’t go home without learning about the early days of aviation. The museum also has a dining area which is known for their amazing food and Irish coffee.
Getting tired from tourist attractions that are located in the city? Then the Gleninchaquin in Kenmare is the place you should visit. This a nature park that provides awe-inspiring landscapes and scenery that looks like it’s been cut out from a movie. When you’re in the park, don’t forget to check the Gleninchaquin Falls, the famine houses and the water garden.
Gallarus Oratory in Dingle
Who would’ve thought that this place is more than 1000 years old? The Gallarus Oratory is still being debated as to why it was made; was it an Irish stone church? A private funerary chapel? A shelter for pilgrim? Regardless of the reason if you have an interest in ancient archaeological sites the oratory in Dingle is place you should see when visiting Ireland.
A weird part about this attraction that I actually like is it a bit of struggle to get to it. It takes some effort and is not simply driving into a carpark. The effort makes your pint afterwards taste all that bit better. The site does have bathrooms for your convenience.
Once you’ve visited all the Attractions in Munster be sure to drop by at the Bookshelf Coffee House in Tralee, Co Kerry. We not only serve the best coffee in Kerry but we also have dishes, cakes and pastries to enjoy.
Paul O'Carroll is the owner of Bookshelf Cork and co-owner of The Bookshelf Kerry. As a barista he is in charge of all things coffee. When he isn't plotting new ways to create amazing new coffee, brunch or dessert ideas, he likes to explore the Wild Atlantic Way of Kerry and Cork. He also writes about what makes these amazing 2 counties special.
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