Polestar Reveals Ireland’s True Hidden Gems


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:

LocationCountyClosest EV Charging Station
Farney CastleTipperary6.9km
John F Kennedy Arboretum Wexford21.5km
Lough Muckno ParkMonaghan0.2km
Tobernalt Holy WellSligo3.8km
Lafcadio Hearn Japanese GardensWaterford0.7km
Moone High CrossKildare11.6km
Gaelic Chieftain Roscommon5.7km
Creevelea FriaryLeitrim17.3km
The Shannon PotCavan21.0km
Woodstock House and GardensKilkenny10.0km
Leebeen ParkLongford25.3km
Abbey of AghaboeLaois14.9km
Roscommon FriaryRoscommon0.8km
St Mel’s CathedralLongford0.6km
Sacred Heart ChurchRoscommon1.1km
The Barrow WayKilkenny0.2km
Kilcullen FarmKildare1.4km
Milford MillsCarlow17.2km
Diamond HillGalway14.9km
Burren Nature SanctuaryGalway13.3km

These breathtaking locations are the true hidden gems that have managed to stay under the radar on popular social media platforms. 


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