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These six Irish destinations have been listed on Lonely Planet’s must-see sights of all time

Sites in Meath, Clare, Tipperary and Antrim all got on the list.

SIX DESTINATIONS IN Ireland have made it onto a list of the world’s top 500 must-see sights of all time.

The Temples of Angkor in Cambodia got the number one spot in the Lonely Planet guide.

The Irish destination that made it onto the global must-see list for tourists were:

1. The Giant’s Causeway in Co Antrim, which came in at 103.

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2. Bru na Boinne, the prehistoric monument and passage tombs at Knowth, Newgrange and Dowth, Co Meath, which came in at 224.

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3. The Cliffs of Moher in Co Clare at 378.

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4. The Titanic visitor centre in Belfast which made it on to the list at number 424.

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5. Trinity College in Dublin, which is home to the Book of Kells made it in at number 468.

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6. The Rock of Cashel in Co Tipperary squeezed onto the list at number 497.

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Speaking about the listing, “Fáilte Ireland’s Head of Communications, Alex Connolly, said:

The Irish sights which made it onto the list reflect the range of attractions Ireland has to offer and demonstrate that for a small country, Ireland is certainly punching above its weight internationally.

“The Lonely Planet is one of the premier sources of information for people all across the world when researching a holiday and lists like these quite literally put Ireland on the map and in the mind’s eye of thousands of potential visitors.”

Last year Lonely Planet named Ireland as one of the top five countries to visit in the world.

Read: Lonely Planet tells readers that they should visit Ireland next year>

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