The Wild Atlantic Way, Trinity College and the Ring of Kerry have made the cut for a prestigious travel bucketlist.

The Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel List features eight Irish attractions and experiences the length and breadth of the country.

The guide has been welcomed by Tourism Ireland and includes the Wild Atlantic Way at number 21 (the highest new entry of any new experience).

Other destinations on the list are the Giant’s Causeway, the Ring of Kerry, Connemara, Brú na Bóinne, Sliabh Liag, Titanic Belfast and Trinity College.

At a time when international visitors cannot travel here, Tourism Ireland is aiming to ‘keep the lights on’ for the island of Ireland, to help ensure that we stay ‘front-of-mind’ with prospective visitors for future holidays.

The organisation will share this good news around the world with its millions of fans and followers on social media – including Facebook (almost 4.6 million fans worldwide), Instagram (862,000 followers) and Twitter (531,000 followers).

Welcoming the news, Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “I am delighted to see eight fantastic attractions and experiences on the island of Ireland feature in the latest edition of Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel List – including the Wild Atlantic Way, coming in at number 21.

a close up of a rock near the ocean: Giant's Causeway

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Giant’s Causeway

“I would like to thank Lonely Planet for the wonderful support they have shown to Ireland over the years.

“In what has been a truly terrible year for travel and tourism, this accolade is some good news for overseas tourism to Ireland.

“It will help ensure that Ireland stays front-of-mind with prospective travellers around the world, until such time as they can visit again.”

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