Ireland features twice on Lonely Planet’s top 50 secret spots

Lonely Planet have released their new ebook, Secret Europe, that unearths 50 of the best off the beaten track sites in Europe and Ireland features on the list twice. Yes TWICE!

Not surprisingly, one of the hotspots is a pub – Kavanagh’s pub in Glasnevin to be exact. Known as The Gravediggers, the pub is located right beside Glasnevin cemetery.

Owner Eugene Kavanagh says: “It’s an original pub, and I’m the sixth generation Kavanagh to run the joint. I still live over the premises and reared a family here. We’re a traditional pub and we carry on as we’ve always done, but to be successful you also have to be different – which we also are.”

Cromane Peninsula, a small split of land between Killorglin and Glenbeigh, also features on the list due to its “spectacular water vistas and multihued sunsets”.

The top spot went to Olomouc a Czech town because of its main square and a hidden picnic spot underneath the arches of the Palais Royal in Paris also features.

Well done Ireland, we’re so proud!