The following list includes the tourist attractions on the island of Ireland which attract more than 100,000 visitors annually. It includes the Republic of Ireland; the Wild Atlantic Way The Ancient East Antrim Antrim Castle and Gardens Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge Belfast, capital of Northern Ireland, second largest city on the island Titanic Quarter, including the Titanic Belfast visitor attraction, the SS Nomadic museum ship, W5 science museum Ulster Museum within the Botanic Gardens Dark Hedges Giant's Causeway, a geological phenomenon and a UNESCO World Heritage Site Lagan Valley Regional Park Old Bushmills Distillery, the oldest Irish whiskey distillery in existence Armagh Armagh city, ecclesiastical capital of Ireland and home to St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh and St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh Lough Neagh, including Kinnego Marina and Oxford Island National Nature Reserve Lurgan Park Slieve Gullion Carlow Altamont House and Gardens Clare Bunratty Castle The Burren, a karst landscape, home to prehistoric monuments such as Poulnabrone dolmen Cliffs of Moher Cork Blarney, including Blarney Castle the home of the Blarney Stone Cork City, third largest city in all of Ireland and second city of the Republic of Ireland Church of St Anne Crawford Art Gallery English Market University College Cork campus Doneraile Park Fota Wildlife Park Kinsale Midleton, home of the Jameson Distillery and Heritage Center Donegal Glenveagh National Park, including Glenveagh Castle Malin Head, most northerly point on the mainland of Ireland Slieve League sea cliffs Down Crawfordsburn Country Park Dundonald International Ice Bowl, ice rink Irish linen - Thomas Ferguson & Co Ltd, the last remaining Irish linen damask factory Kilbroney Park near Rostrevor at the base of the Mourne Mountains Portstewart Strand Scrabo Tower and Scrabo Country Park Tollymore Forest Park Dublin City, largest city on the island and cultural and economic centre of the Republic of Ireland Christ Church Cathedral, seat of Anglican Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin Chester Beatty Library Croke Park, one of Europe's largest stadiums, with the Museum of the Gaelic Athletic Association Dublin Castle, former seat of British rule, now a major Irish government complex Dublinia, museum and "historical recreation" attraction EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, diaspora museum General Post Office building, headquarters of the 1916 Easter Rising rebels, on O'Connell Street, the main thoroughfare of Dublin's Northside Glasnevin Cemetery, burial location of Éamon de Valera, Michael Collins, Roger Casement, many others Grafton Street, one of the main shopping streets in Dublin Ha'penny Bridge, Victorian pedestrian bridge across the River Liffey Hugh Lane Gallery Irish Museum of Modern Art Old Jameson Distillery, Smithfield Kilmainham Gaol, a former prison where, among others, most of the rebels of 1916 were held and executed.
The Guildhall, Derry attracted 350,000 visitors in 2017 Roe Valley Country Park Louth Carlingford, one of Ireland's best preserved mediaeval towns, on the edge of Carlingford Lough Drogheda Ireland's largest walled town.
The 1888 Cardiff Town Council election was held on Thursday 1 November 1888 to elect councillors to Cardiff Town Council in Cardiff, Wales. They took place on the same day as other local elections in England; these were to be the last all-Cardiff elections before the creation of the county borough in 1889. The previous elections were in November 1887; the first full elections to Cardiff County Borough Council were to take place in November 1889. The election saw the Liberals gain an extra two seats in Cardiff. Cardiff Town Council had been created in 1836. Elections were held annually, though not all council seats were included in each contest, because the six councillors in each ward stood down for election in three-yearly rotation; the council consisted of 30 councillors who were elected by the town's voters and ten aldermen who were elected by the councillors. Ten seats were up for election in November 1888. Only one contest took place in the West electoral ward. In the Canton, East and South wards the councillors were elected unopposed.
The Liberal Party saw an increase of two seats. The composition of the council following these elections was Liberals 24, Conservatives 16, giving a Radical majority of eight; the Liberals made a strong campaign, including the use of a Women's Brigade to bring out the vote in Temperance Town. It was reported there were fives times more vehicles available for the Liberals to transport voters to the polling station.* ='retiring' ward councillor for re-election
Edward Kynaston was an English actor, one of the last Restoration "boy players", young male actors who played women's roles. Kynaston was good looking and made a convincing woman: Samuel Pepys called him "the loveliest lady that I saw in my life" after seeing him in a production of John Fletcher's The Loyal Subject at the Cockpit-in-Court, "only her voice not good", he played the title role in Ben Jonson's Epicoene. Pepys had dinner with Kynaston after this production on 18 August 1660. Kynaston played male roles as well, he filled the role of Otto in Rollo Duke of Normandy on 6 December 1660, having played the female role of Arthiope in the same play in previous weeks. On 7 January 1661, Kynaston played three roles in a performance of Jonson's Epicoene, one female and two male. Part of Kynaston's appeal may have been his ambiguous sexuality; the actor Colley Cibber recalled: "the Ladies of Quality prided themselves in taking him with them in their Coaches to Hyde-Park in his Theatrical Habit, after the Play."
Cibber reported that a performance of a tragedy attended by Charles II was once delayed because, as someone explained, playing the Queen, "was not shav'd". In the 1660s women were permitted to appear on stage and male actors playing female roles in serious drama was discouraged. Kynaston's last female role was as Evadne in Beaumont and Fletcher's The Maid's Tragedy with Thomas Killigrew's King's Company in 1661. Described by Samuel Pepys as "the prettiest woman in the whole house" and "the handsomest man", the rumor of the time had him playing female roles off stage as well; when in his thirties, lampoons circulated that made him out to be the lover of George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham. Kynaston went on to make a successful career in male roles and was noted for his portrayal of Shakespeare's Henry IV, he retired in 1699. Kynaston is played by Billy Crudup in the 2004 film Stage Beauty directed by Sir Richard Eyre, he is represented as a foppish bisexual, who reveals more complexity in his personality and sexuality.
The film is an adaptation of the play Compleat Female Stage Beauty by Jeffrey Hatcher. In 2012, the Houston Grand Opera announced a new opera by Carlisle Floyd, with the actor as protagonist, is to be premiered in March 2016, he appeared as a character in Nell Gwynn, played by Greg Haiste in the premiere production in 2015. Restoration theatre Mezzotint of Edward Kynaston