Polestar, the Swedish performance electric vehicle brand, reveals a study highlighting Ireland’s hidden gems. The off-the-beaten path guide uncovers some of the country’s most picturesque and lesser-known destinations; those that are least documented on social media, that are perfect for a memorable visit.
The study harnessed data from TripAdvisor, Instagram and TikTok to reveal top-rated locations for every county in Ireland to see how popular they were. To work out if a location was truly a hidden gem, Polestar analysed the number of TikTok views and Instagram hashtags; the more tags, the lower the location ranked therefore exposing the real hidden gems.
Here are the top 20 True Hidden Gems in Ireland:
|Location||County||Closest EV Charging Station|
|John F Kennedy Arboretum||Wexford||21.5km|
|Lough Muckno Park||Monaghan||0.2km|
|Tobernalt Holy Well||Sligo||3.8km|
|Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens||Waterford||0.7km|
|Moone High Cross||Kildare||11.6km|
|The Shannon Pot||Cavan||21.0km|
|Woodstock House and Gardens||Kilkenny||10.0km|
|Abbey of Aghaboe||Laois||14.9km|
|St Mel’s Cathedral||Longford||0.6km|
|Sacred Heart Church||Roscommon||1.1km|
|The Barrow Way||Kilkenny||0.2km|
|Burren Nature Sanctuary||Galway||13.3km|
These breathtaking locations are the true hidden gems that have managed to stay under the radar on popular social media platforms.