It would be a great wee country if we could roof it! We get some amazing days in Ireland but we also get some pretty wet ones also. So on those days when the weather might not be so nice I have compiled a list of places for you to visit.
10. Galway City Museum
This museum was officially opened in 2007 and is a must see in Galway city hail, rain or shine. It house’s a number of different exhibitions including Galway GAA, The revolution in Galway and an exhibition on The Galway hooker (The boat that is). They are open Tuesday to Sunday and entry is completely free!
9. Michelstown Cave
Situated in County Tipperary, Mitchelstown cave was discovered in 1833 and opened as the first Irish show cave in 1972. Full of stalactites and stalagmites it is an impressive underground system of caves. Visiting the cave is by guided tour only but you only need a minimum of 2 adults to take the tour. Its open all year around and entry is €9 for adults.
8. Dingle Oceanworld
Situated in beautiful Kerry, Dingle Oceanworld is home to saltwater crocodiles, Iguana’s, bearded dragons and Phytons to name a few. Its a perfect place to keep the kids entertained and a fabulous place for a day out without the kids! Oh and they have Penguins too! Entry is €14 for adults and €9.50 for kids.
7.The Hunt Museum
The Hunt museum is a must see in Limerick city. Home to one of Ireland’s most impressive display of antiques from jewellery to paintings, it also house’s travelling exhibitions. It has a beautiful cafe and gift shop also. Its open all year round and admission is only €5.
6. The Kilbeggan Distillery
Promising to be an experience you will never forget the Kilbeggan Distillery is situated in County Westmeath. This distillery is 260 years old and the oldest in Ireland. The distillery offers 4 different tours starting at just €8 per person. The connoisseur tour includes lunch, a chance to bottle your own whiskey and Kilbeggan whiskey tastings. This tour is only available on certain parts of the year. The distillery itself is open all year round.
5. Cobh Heritage Centre
An amazing step back in time, Cobh heritage centre is a perfect way to spend any kind of day- rainy or not. This museum tells the story of Irish immigration, the ill fated Titanic and lots lots more. There are two tours here- The Queenstown story or the Cobh Cultural tour. Tickets are €9.50 and the centre is open all year round.
4. Kilmainham Gaol
This amazing place of Irish history is a must see for anyone visiting Dublin. As well as housing the revolutionaries of the 1916 rebellion this gaol goes all the way back to 1796. The film “In the name of the father” was filmed here. The museum is open all year around and entry is by tour only. Tickets are €9 and pre booking is advised.
Voted the worlds leading tourist attraction in 2016 this relatively new Museum is situated on the outskirts of Belfast. Laid out in 9 different galleries this exhibition tells the story of Belfast and the Titanic wonderfully. Adult admission is £18 and of course this amazing experience is open all year round.
2. Guinness Store House
One of Irelands most popular tourist attractions, the Guinness store house is situated in St James gate in Dublin.
Home of the worlds most famous stout this incredible museum is set over 7 floors. On the top floor you are rewarded with a Pint of Guinness and a pretty amazing view of Dublin city. Tickets are priced from €14 and the store house is open all year round.
- Epic Ireland
This is by far my favourite indoor experience in Ireland and is a must see for every Irish person! Telling the story of 10 million journeys and 70 million people, Epic Ireland grabs you from the moment you walk down the steps in the CHQ building on Georges dock in Dublin. The exhibition is laid out over 20 interactive galleries and is suitable for adults and children. I urge everyone to experience Epic Ireland- an truly amazing experience! It is open all year round and adults are priced at €14.
So there you have it folks- you don’t need to let the weather dampen your Galavanting plans! As always- Happy Galavanting! xxx