Just touched down in Ireland? What do you want to see first? Student Ambassador Pulkit from India tells us about his favourite tourist attractions in Ireland! Skip the Googling, sit back and listen to an international student tell you the inside scoop…

Ireland, despite its tiny size, has a lot to offer in terms of sightseeing and is jam-packed with amazing attractions! Its natural scenery, which includes breathtaking waterfalls, dramatic coastlines, rock formations, mountains, and stunning valleys, serves as a backdrop to Ireland’s well-known man-made attractions, and attracts hikers, cyclists, and nature lovers year after year.  

In this article I’ll share some of the best places I’ve personally visited and my experience at each place. 


1. Cliffs of Moher 

Read any guide you want; the Cliffs of Moher hands-down will be right up there at the top spot. The majestic Cliffs of Moher have been described with so many superlatives that finding the appropriate words has proven difficult and no photograph can ever do them justice. With good cause, this is Ireland’s most visited natural destination

2. Dublin 

The capital of Ireland should be one of the first destination on any traveler’s itinerary. I landed in Dublin on 2nd September 2021 and was mesmerised by the city’s beauty, size, and vibe in general. Not only is Dublin the country’s hub for politics, tech, and music, but it also offers some really good places to cover such as: The Temple Bar, Blarney Castle, Guinness Storehouse to name a few.  

Dublin skyline (photo: Pulkit)

3. Kinsale 

Kinsale has been attracting significant numbers of visitors for decades, thanks to its rich history and attractive coastline position at the gateway to West Cork. It’s one of Ireland’s most tourist-friendly little towns. Charles Fort and the dockyard are one of the must visit places when you’re in Kinsale. 

Boats at Kinsale (photo: Pulkit)

4. Cork 

I live in the City Centre of Cork and there quite some place that are worth visiting. For instance: St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral, The Lough, English Market and Fitzgerald Park, to name a few. These are the places that I’ve personally visited and had a great experience there! Although I’m yet to visit places like, Cobh, Fota Wildlife Park and Blarney Castle, I’m pretty sure they’ll be amazing to visit as well. 

St Fin Barre’s Cathedral (photo: Pulkit)


There are plethora of places to visit in Ireland that makes it one of the most scenic places worldwide. I’m sure you’ll enjoy your stay in Ireland and would love all the greenery and scenic beauty this Island has to offer. If you have any questions regarding Ireland, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me or comment in the comment section below and I’ll get back to you. 

Pulkit is pursuing a MSc in Business Information and Analytics Systems at University College Cork.