It mystifies me why the monastic ruins of Ireland, and particularly the round towers of Ireland, are not collectively a world heritage site. They represent a monastic tradition which preserved much of the old learning of Europe during the dark ages. The round tower is pretty unique to Ireland. And they are incredibly beautiful and atmospheric. They should have been first on the list for this country.
And, with appropriate restoration, the Georgian portion of Dublin deserves world heritage status both because its style is peculiar to Ireland and because it was aesthetically the high water mark of Georgian architecture. Properly cared for, it would be more beautiful than Georgian Edinburgh, Bath, and Bloomsbury in London.