Menu

Unusual Sightseeing Spots in Ireland


If you are going to Ireland and you want to see some sights that are a little different from the norm, here is a list of some weird and wonderful things to explore for yourself in Ireland.

St. Michan’s Mummies, Dublin

This strange and often unheard of tourist attraction is located underneath St. Michan Church. There can be found mummified families from the 17th, 18th and 19th century. Despite the age of the mummies, they are in great condition and it is a really somber sight to see.

Image result for Medb’s Cairn, Knocknarea, Co. SligoMedb’s Cairn, Knocknarea, Co. Sligo

What looks like just a pile of big rocks is actually a gravesite for an Irish queen, although nobody knows her exact identity. This queen was apparently killed from a piece of cheese shot from an enemy’s sling and while this location has never been excavated, her body is known to be underneath the rocks at Medb’s Cairn.

Cork Butter Museum, Cork

This might sound like a complete snorefest but this butter actually has lots of interesting information about the general development of Ireland. Butter is actually Corks biggest food export and you can explore lots of things here including a tour of butter making through the years, different labels from Irish butter and a keg of butter that is over 1000 years old. Don’t knock this one until you’ve tried it.

The Peace Walls, Belfast

Separating British and Irish neighbourhoods, there are peace walls built in a number of urban areas including Belfast, Portadown, Derry and more. The purpose of the walls is to minimise conflict between the Protestants and the Catholics. Some of these walls are over 3 miles long, they are very strong and over 25 feet high. This is an interesting place to visit, although perhaps slightly sad that all residents of Ireland cannot be one.