Four Irish attractions make Lonely Planet's top 500

Four Irish attractions have made it onto a list of the 500 best places to see on the planet.

Four Irish attractions make Lonely Planet's top 500

Four Irish attractions have made it onto a list of the 500 best places to see on the planet.

Brú na Bóinne (Newgrange, Co Meath) is the highest entrant, taking 224th place in the Lonely Planet rankings.

The Cliffs of Moher (number 378), Dublin's Trinity College (468) and the Rock of Cashel (497) also make the cut.

The Giant’s Causeway in the North ranks 103rd on the guide's 'Ultimate Travelist'.

The list compiled by staff and writers at Lonely Planet is topped by The Temples of Angkor in Cambodia.

Fáilte Ireland head of communications, Alex Connolly, said: “The Irish sights which made it onto the list reflect the range of attractions Ireland has to offer and demonstrate that for a small country, Ireland is certainly punching above its weight internationally.

“The Lonely Planet is one of the premier sources of information for people all across the world when researching a holiday and lists like these quite literally put Ireland on the map and in the mind’s eye of thousands of potential visitors.”

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