From the scenic Cliffs of Moher to the iconic Guinness Storehouse, the unique Giant’s Causeway to the hair-raising Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, Ireland is home to some incredible tourist attractions to welcome thousands of visitors every year.
With world famous attractions and stunning scenery to explore, Ireland attracts thousands of visitors year after year. However, not everyone was so impressed. Here are 20 hilarious TripAdvisor reviews about Irish tourist attractions.
Rave reviews abound about these Irish tourist attractions, and while a flick through TripAdvisor is sure to get you some good advice about what to know when visiting these landmarks, you may also be in for a good laugh.
Many people head to TripAdvisor to vent their frustrations – and we very much enjoy reading them!
20. Cliffs of Moher – “gorgeous cliffs, disgusting, greedy humans”
One of the most hilarious TripAdvisor reviews about Irish tourist attractions is about the Cliffs of Moher. This reviewer was dismayed at the charge to see the Cliffs of Moher writing,
“So nature creates some gorgeous cliffs, and then some humans come along and block off the whole area”.
Typical humans ruining everything.
19. Cliffs of Moher… again – “accessible to fashionistas”
This reviewer was also upset at the “pay-per-view” basis of the Cliffs of Moher and felt the natural attraction might be better suited as a catwalk writing,
“[It is] covered with concrete walkways and accessible to fashionistas wearing patent-leather spike heels”.
That sure is a daring fashion choice for visiting 700ft sea cliffs!
18. Connemara National Park – very disappointed, Mr TripAdvisor
This reviewer was “very disappointed” in Mr TripAdvisor for recommending Connemara National Park as one of the top things to do in Galway.
Instead, they decided to give future visitors their own word of advice:
“Get on a bus for two hours and go somewhere else”.
17. Giant’s Causeway – “Awful, just awful”
Despite the Giant’s Causeway being hailed as one of the most incredible natural attractions in Northern Ireland, this reviewer was massively underwhelmed at what met them when they made the trip.
“Just a pile of odd-shaped rocks. No giants.”
Sorry, Finn McCool must have been away on his holidays!
16. Giant’s Causeway… again – “visit your local builders’ yard”
The giant hunter isn’t the only one who was disappointed by what they saw when they visited the Giant’s Causeway, and while this reviewer was not dismayed at the lack of giants, they still felt the rocks left something to be desired.
They wrote, “How interesting can a pile of stones be… the answer is not very.”
Instead, they offered their own alternative. “Visit your local builders’ yard and take a quick look at the nearest stack of blocks”.
15. Dark Hedges – “what is God’s world coming to?”
This reviewer had heard rave reviews about the County Antrim Dark Hedges, which were made famous by HBO’s hit show, Game of Thrones.
However, this visitor was neither a fan of the show or the hedges writing one of the most hilarious TripAdvisor reviews about Irish tourist attractions:
“Just because this road with some trees features on an evil television show, they get bombarded with people who can’t do a days work… What is God’s world coming to?”.
14. Guinness Storehouse – “worst pint of Guinness in Ireland”
This visitor was unimpressed by the tour of the famous Guinness Storehouse in Dublin.
Unimpressed by the crowds and the staff, they also felt they might have been served the worst pint of Guinness in Ireland… ouch!
13. Wild Atlantic Way – “the views were ok”
Despite the stunning natural beauty and scenic drives of the Wild Atlantic Way, this reviewer was less than impressed by what they encountered on the route.
“The views were ok; I’ve seen many better”.
We’re sorry you were disappointed, but at least this has made one of the most hilarious TripAdvisor reviews about Irish tourist attractions.
12. Wild Atlantic Way… again – “it’s just a road”
Yet another visitor was disappointed by what awaited them when they visited the famous Wild Atlantic Way writing,
“Guys, it’s just a coast road!”
We aren’t really sure what exactly they were expecting when they made the trip… but I suppose we better warn any future visitors it is just a road – but the views are great!
11. Temple Bar – “Disneyland for drunks”
After looking for a tipple in a traditional Irish pub, this reviewer was extremely disappointed by what they found at Temple Bar in Dublin.
Referring to the famous bar as “Disneyland for drunks”, they state, “This is not Ireland. It is an embarrassment”.
10. Temple Bar again – “Imagine how poor a city has to be… to have a place full of alcohol as their main attraction”.
This reviewer couldn’t believe what they witnessed during their visit to Temple Bar.
Between the “drunk tourists” and “insane” prices, they were extremely disappointed by the whole experience, which ended up tainting their view of Dublin.
“Imagine how poor a city has to be in terms of culture to have a place full of alcohol as their main attraction”.
We just want to make sure they definitely knew they were visiting Ireland, right?
9. Blarney Stone – “don’t kiss the stone”
Despite seeing Blarney Castle and Stone as a “great place to visit”, this reviewer submitted a warning to future tourists.
“I was informed from local relatives that some locals pee on it… Don’t kiss the stone.”
Maybe kissing the stone isn’t such good luck then.
8. Blarney Stone… again – “wash your lips afterwards”
This reviewer left some great advice for those who just don’t want to miss out on the experience of kissing the Blarney Stone.
Learning from their own experience, they advised future visitors, “I felt quite foolish and thought about how many people urinated on the stone before I kissed it”.
7. Phoenix Park – “just a grass field”
This person was disappointed by Dublin’s biggest park, emphasizing that it was “just a green field”.
To get their point across, they admitted that “it was pretty and green, but so was the rest of Ireland’s foliage areas.”
Well, we suppose Ireland is known for being green, so we can understand the confusion.
6. Book of Kells – “un-education”
Despite being an insight into Irish history, this reviewer doesn’t understand the logic of paying to see the Book of Kells.
“If you would give €15 to see a book, then you need your brain checked.”
Instead, he advises “walking round the public buildings” and looking “at the book for free online”.
5. Rock of Cashel – “just skip it”
One of Ireland’s top tourist attractions, The Rock of Cashel, attracts thousands of visitors every year, but this reviewer advises to “just skip it”.
They wrote, “Boring, nothing to see but a few rocks. Something about a king that nobody knows that used to live there”.
We think this reviewer maybe isn’t the biggest fan of Irish history…
4. Trinity College – “stinky”
Titling their review simply “stinky”, this reviewer was not a fan of the people (or the birds) at Trinity College in Dublin.
They wrote, “They’re all meanies and very smelly (also the birds are aggressive af beware of your sandwiches plz”.
Maybe Trinity isn’t the best place for a picnic then.
3. Trinity College… again – “the building is impressive but scary”
This reviewer was slightly more impressed by Trinity, acknowledging that the building was impressive. But their experience, unfortunately, changed their choice of life path.
“I always wanted to go to college till I visited this place,” they wrote. “It was creepy, ugly, and disgusting. No more college for me just by seeing this place.”
2. Gap of Dunloe – price “includes the smell of horse poo”
This reviewer highlighted the great value tours offered at the Gap of Dunloe:
“Horse and carts were looking €60 a trip, and that includes the smell of horse poo.”
Despite the smell, they did appreciate the beautiful scenery.
1. St George’s Market – “absolutely awful!!!!”
Topping our list of hilarious TripAdvisor reviews about Irish tourist attractions is this absolute gem.
On a visit to St George’s Market in Belfast, which is full of local wares, tasty food, and live music, this visitor was less than impressed by the entertainment on offer.
They wrote, “Live ‘entertainment’ consisted of over-enthusiastic karaoke delivered at what must be an illegal volume.”