The Guinness Storehouse pays homage to one of Ireland’s most successful and famous exports. Visitors on a self-guided tour make their way up seven floors surrounding an atrium in the shape of a giant pint. At the top is the Gravity Bar, which offers spectacular views of Dublin and a pint of the creamy black stuff.
Built around 3200 BC, Newgrange is a prehistoric monument that’s older than the Egyptian pyramids and Stonehenge. The circular stone mound is perfectly aligned with the rising sun, which floods the inner chambers with light for 17 minutes on winter solstice. So coveted is a spot inside on this day that a lottery is held to decide who gets in.