The quaint little towns in Ireland are charming beauties waiting to be explored. If we put aside the largest cities in the country, we find that Ireland has many more small towns than large cities. By this we do not necessarily refer to rural areas that are lost in the middle of nowhere, but rather to what is understood here by “towns”, which means small cities. Examples of them are mentioned below. As you can see, there is no conclusion that is valid for everyone, but everyone has to draw their own with the information provided. What we can assure is that Ireland is a great country in which it is worth residing even if it is only one season. In addition, as you have seen in this post, it offers options for all tastes about where to live! There is more than Ireland than Irish potatoes. From their stylish architecture to friendly locals, avisit to these small towns in Ireland will make you want to live there forever. These are the most beautiful towns in Ireland. Birr Castle and its picturesque gardens which have been in existence since the 12th century are the focal points of the town. The castle was once home to the largest telescope on the planet. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Enniskerry is located very close to Wicklow Mountains. If you take a short trip along the shores of Glencullen River, you will see this pretty town which is the home of the stunning Powerscourt Waterfall. At a staggering height of 121 meters, this waterfall is the highest in Ireland. The Italian gardens in Enniskerry are a must visit. So adorable! Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Cobh was known as Queenstown till it gained Independence for Great Britain. Cobh is very popular because it is the town where the tragic Titanic ship made her last port of call before she sailed into the Atlantic Ocean. The waterfront at Cobh is absolutely breathtaking. The rows of brightly painted houses cast a beautiful rainbow on the town. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Westport is a charming town in Ireland that has won the award for ‘Irish Tidy Towns’ three times. The town was planned in a Georgian urban setting. The malls are picture perfect, and they are located in the middle of the town. It is believed that St.Patrick fasted for 40 days on a mountain that serves as an idyllic backdrop for the town. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Lismore is not only a pretty town; it is one of the oldest towns in Ireland. It was founded by friars in the 7th century. It is the home of the gigantic Lismore Castle. It was at this castle that the Books of Lismore, a 15th-century book was compiled. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Killary is a stunning town and the home of the popular Killarney National Park. The gorgeous town is located along the shores of Lough Leane. Killarney has a plethora of sights for sore eyes which include Muckross Abbey and Muckross House. The Muckross house has a heavenly garden. Killarney was bestowed the award of being the best-kept town in Ireland in 2007. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Adare has some postcard cottages that make it one of the coveted beauties in Ireland. Adare is the home of three monasteries which are Augustinian Priory, built in the 13th century, Francisean Friary built in the 14th century and Trinitarian Abbey built in the 12th century. Adare has been recognized by the Irish government as a Heritage Town. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Kinsale is popularly referred to as the beauty of Ireland. Kinsale is situated at the mouth of a river called Bradon. This town is well known for its brightly colored painted shops which makes a stroll around the city such a fun activity. Kinsale is not only loved for its multicolored shops but for also its prehistoric sites. James Fort, a 17th-century fortress is located at the left side of the River Bradon while Fort Charles in located at the left. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Carlingford is located at North Ireland, and it has numerous medieval streets. There are many beautiful ruins in the city which is filled with history. One notable ruin in Carlingford is the remnants of King John’s Castle. This is one of the best-preserved towns in Ireland, stepping into some churches and market places will make you feel like you moved back centuries in time. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Dingle is one of the most beautiful small towns that lie on the Dingle Peninsula in Gaeltacht region, Ireland. It is known for its beautiful taverns and as a choice area for fishing. Dingle who was built around the 12th century is home to a popular bottlenose dolphin known as ‘Fungie.’ The town has dramatic hills as its backdrop. You can have a panoramic view of the whole city from the popular waterfall known as Peddler’s Lake.