9 destinations to explore in Ulster
Ulster is one of the four traditional Irish provinces, in the north of Ireland. It is made up of nine counties: six of these constitute Northern Ireland; the remaining three are in the Republic of Ireland. It is full of places to explore. Here is the Ultimate Ulster bucket list of things you must do here before you die.
County Armagh is one of the thirty-two counties of Ireland and one of six counties of Northern Ireland. There are so many attractions to explore and also it is one of the historical localities in this area.
County Antrim is one of six counties that form Northern Ireland. Adjoined to the north-east shore of Lough Neagh, the county covers an area of 3,086 square kilometres. Not only is it home to the dynamic city of Belfast, it is the playground of giants that walk its nine glens and sit on the banks of the magnificent Lough Neagh. Here you’ll be offered spectacular cliff top walks and dramatic sea views, all just a stone’s throw from fine seafood restaurants.
County Cavan is a county in Ireland. It is in the province of Ulster and is part of the Border Region. Cavan is known as 'The Lakeland County' and is reputed to contain 365 lakes. The county contains forests such as Bellamont Forest near Cootehill, Killykeen Forest Park at Lough Oughter.
County Donegal is a county of Ireland in the province of Ulster. From the hills of Donegal to the Wild Atlantic Way Coastline. You will be spoiled for choice of Adventure, good food and much more. The vast Derryveagh Mountains rule the raw landscape, explore its walking trails and visit the shores of Lough Eske. Find some of Ireland's best beaches here and make time for the white sand of Portsalon Beach.
County Down is one of the six counties of Northern Ireland. It covers an area of 961 sq mi and has a population of 531,665. Stretching from the shores of Belfast Lough, out around Strangford Lough, and down into the magnificent Mourne Mountains. You’ll find yourself at home beside castles, beaches, forest parks, stately homes, a Royal Palace and the world's top links golf course.
County Fermanagh is one of the thirty-two counties of Ireland, one of the six counties of Northern Ireland, and one of the nine counties of Ulster. It is Northern Ireland’s westernmost county and covers an area of 1,691 km². Its capital is Enniskillen housing the tourist attractions Enniskillen Castle, Cole's Monument, the Ardhowen Theatre, and St. Martin's Cathedral.
County Londonderry is one of the six counties of Northern Ireland, one of the thirty two counties of Ireland and one of the nine counties of Ulster. Before the partition of Ireland, it was one of the counties of the Kingdom of Ireland from 1613 onward and then of the United Kingdom after the Acts of Union 1800.
County Monaghan is a county in Ireland. It is part of the Border Region and is in the province of Ulster. It’s home to Lough Muckno, a world-class centre for angling and wakeboarding; Clones Lace and Carrickmacross Lace, an exquisite technique used in royal wedding dresses over many centuries; round towers, historic houses and the drumlin-dotted landscape which inspired the poems of Patrick Kavanagh.
County Tyrone is one of the thirty-two traditional counties of Ireland, one of the six counties of Northern Ireland and one of the nine counties of Ulster. Tyrone and the Sperrin Mountains have a special charm, especially for walkers. Some of the most beautiful sections of the Ulster Way pass through the county, a highlight being the Craignamaddy Circuit.
Map of destinations in Ulster