Ireland was named top travel destination for 2011 by Frommer’s Guide poll in November last year. In the words of Patricia Tunison Preston, who has authored 15 travel books on the country, Ireland is one of the most romantic destinations on earth.”

From stunning array of quiet country roads, glistening rivers and lakes to uncrowded dune-filled beaches, meandering gardens and charming little towns with cozy pubs and manor houses, Ireland has everything Irish, according to Preston.

While the country prepares for St. Patrick’s Day festival in March 2011, here's a list of Ireland's top 5 tourist attractions that are mesmerizing in every possible way: