Ireland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, and despite most of us having been there multiple times, we all have those places on our Ireland bucket lists that we just haven’t made it to yet. I sat down with the Tenon team to ask about everything from the major attractions to the lesser-known wonders they’re still waiting to check off their lists.
Bryan Lewis, President & CEO
“Golf at Old Head Golf Club in Co. Cork… I mean, the aerial says it all.”
Karen DiGangi, Travel Coordinator
“Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin. I didn’t get a chance to go when I was in Dublin before and there’s such a connection to Irish history and influential people there, it would be a really cool place to visit.”
Janet Dudley, Senior Account Manager
“Donegal and Derry in the north of Ireland. I have only passed through heading to other places and there is so much natural beauty and history there that I really want to take time to explore and give it its due.”
Hilary Flanagan, Marketing Manager
“Fota Islandin Co. Cork. I’m a lover of animals and nature and have been wanting to go to Fota Island for the past three years – we never seem to make it down to Cork! They have an amazing wildlife park, Arboretum and Gardens and I’d love to just spend the day there. It’s on my Ireland bucket list for sure!”
Stephanie Molettiere, Senior Account Manager
“I would love to visit the Giant’s Causeway in Co. Antrim. The pictures are so spectacular that I know the real thing will be even more incredible and I just can’t imagine spending less than, like, 10 hours sitting there marveling in all that natural beauty!”
Barbara Brown, Account Manager – Ireland
“Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge in Co. Antrim. My fear of heights would come into play although my adventurous side would say I’d have to do it. The view looks amazing also!”
Taryn Harrison, Account Manager – Ireland
“Rathlin Island in Co. Antrim. I like puffins and it’s one of the only places I haven’t been yet! It’s home to tens of thousands of different birds, so it’s supposed to be pretty cool.”
Manisha Nainani, Travel Coordinator
“Kylemore Abbey in Connemara. It’s one of the highlights of Ireland that’s gotten stuck in my head. We’ve looked at the pictures and the landscape and it is astonishing! Kylemore Abbey just creates a perfect picture. It really looks like time hasn’t passed and it kind of takes you back to the Victorian era and that’s something I have always been interested in.”
Erika Gustafson, Director of Operations
“Mizen Head in Co. Cork. I love lighthouses and interesting bridges and I’m always up for a good adventure!”
Katie Fleming, Managing Director
“I’d really like to spend more time in the northwest of Ireland including getting back to Donegal and visiting the Slieve League Cliffs. I don’t want to just stop through for a day, but rather really explore the hidden gems not many people have experienced.”
Are there any places we should definitely go to that didn’t make it onto our Ireland bucket list? We’d love to hear from you! Leave a message in the comments or feel free to contact one of our travel specialiststo get started on checking off the items on your own list.
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