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I will be heading to Ireland in August for two weeks. I went in 2005 and saw Dublin, Doolin, Cork, Galway, and a lot of the southwest coastline. What is non touristy that I will regret not seeing?! THanks so much! :)

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    There are lots of things to see and do in Ireland. A lot depends on what you like to do. I know you are looking for some non touristy things but I will suggest one or two

    •Newgrange and Bru na Boinne centre – and a drive around historic Meath
    •Kerry – the Ring of Kerry is one of the key things to do but there are some lovely beaches and hikes and a great experience in Dingle
    •Play golf – if you are a golf payer there are some of the best courses in the World in Ireland
    •If in Dublin, a trip on the DART – this brings you along the coast line
    •Find a country pub and enjoy the ‘craic’
    •Northern Ireland – A trip to Belfast can be interesting – it is possible to go on a Taxi tour around the various suburbs and see murals etc from the days of the troubles. over 7 years ago

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    In my opinion Donegal is Ireland's absolute gem. Not seen much by the general tourists as they tend to head for Kerry which is very touristy and overpriced. Donegal prices are lower than the rest of the country. You'll find hotels, b&b's hostels etc. If the sun is shining when you are here its the most beautiful place in the world. My mother is a Killarney woman so I've spent many a holiday and weekend there. Donegal, has the best beaches in Ireland the best surfing in Ireland and some say in Europe, it has the highest Cliffs in Europe and access to Arranmore Ireland, the only Aran Island not off Galway. You can get here by ferry. Its my favourite spot in the whole country.
    The inland waterways have hidden gems too, you can rent a small barge and meander up the canal system now 2 canals open the Royal and the Grand, Leitrim is stunning and not crazy touristy, less inhabitants than any country in Ireland. Small towns and great atmosphere is where you will find the real Ireland. Here's some info on Arranmore and how to get there etc. http://www.sandraorourkeglynn.com/arranmore-island-a-little-bit-of-heaven/ over 7 years ago

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    This is your second trip, yet there are a number of locations you can visit in Ireland. Taking them all in showcase, you should cover the places like Brú na Boinne, the Burren, the Hill of Tara, Glendalough, Lakes of Killarney and Ring of Kerry, the Giant's Causeway, Cliffs of Moher, Sligo, Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. I have seen these places, when Ireland tour was organized by http://www.koshertravelers.com/tours/ireland/default.asp?expandable=2&subexpandable=16&countrytabs=0 I think without seeing them your trip will remain incomplete. over 7 years ago

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    I recommend spending some time in the Connemara region. It's obviously not unknown to tourists and I can't say if August is vastly more touristy than when I was there in early October, but I think most people only see the road to Kylemore Abbey via bus tour. Stay in one or a few of the villages and just get lost exploring the mountains and coastline (biking was great!). There's the 12 Bens mountains and the National Park near Letterfrack, the Sky Road outside of Clifden, the Renvyle Penninsula (a personal favorite), and access to the Arran Islands as well as Inishbofin, in addition to other small towns and villages. over 7 years ago

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