There are 27 designated Heritage Towns in Ireland. These towns are designated “Heritage Towns” because of their unique character and special interest to visitors. Some Heritage Towns proudly depict their rich ancient past, while others highlight nearby attractions or unique local architecture. Some Heritage Towns are quaint relaxing villages full of shops and restaurants, while others may have compiled their fascinating past into unique exhibits or tours. The Heritage Towns of Ireland are friendly and inviting and eagerly await visitors from around the globe.
The Heritage Towns of Ireland include the following: County Clare, Killaloe and Kilrush; County Cork, Clonakilty, Cobh, Kinsale, and Youghal; County Dublin, Dalkey; County Galway, Athenry; County Kerry, Listowel and Kenmare; County Kildare, Athy and Kildare; County Laois, Abbeyleix; County Limerick, Adare; County Mayo, Westport; County Meath, Kells and Trim; County Offaly, Birr and Tullamore; County Rossmore, Strokestown; County Tipperary, Ballina, Cashel, Cahir, and Tipperary Town; County Waterford, Lismore; County Wexford, Wexford Town and County Wicklow, Baltinglass.
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