Starting your journey in Dublin’s fair city, take a stroll through St Stephens Green and shopping areas; cross the River Liffey to O Connell Street and visit the GPO where the 1916 Rebellion started. Visit Trinity College where the Book of Kells is stored. Take a tour of the Guinness Brewery before heading south to begin your magical tour of the Great Atlantic Way. It is the longest defined coastal route in the world at 2500 kms stretching from West Cork to Donegal. Tour Cork city and take a short drive to see Blarney Castle and kiss the famous “blarney stone”.
Drive along the rugged coast into Kerry, known for its pockets of Irish language speakers and striking terrain. With its mountains, lakes and Atlantic coastline, it is among the most scenic areas in Ireland. Killarney National Park, the Ring of Kerry, the Blasket Islands are just a few of the many amazing sites to visit. Travelling northwards into Clare, having taken the short car ferry ride across the Shannon Estuary, visit the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren.
Galway city awaits you, recently voted the friendliest city in Europe. Tour scenic Connemara and Kylemore Abbey or maybe jump on a day ferry to Inis Mor, the largest of the Aran Islands. Island life still includes traditional fishing and farming methods and the Irish language is still spoken there today. Rent bicycles or take a horse-drawn carriage to Dun Aengus, a huge pre-historic fortress perched on sheer cliff.
Visit Westport and Achill Island , known for its sandy beaches and warm hospitality. Visit the museum of Country life, depicting life during the 19th and early 20th century. Pay a visit to Ballintubber Abbey or possibly W.B Yeats graveside in Sligo. Be captivated by the blue hazed hills of Donegal, a region rich in mountain and rugged coastline as well as the iconic Mount Errigal and majestic Glenveagh National Park. Bog and heather envelop this glorious countryside. If time permits, travel into Northern Ireland, known for its Norman Castles, glacial valleys and mountains.
Enjoy the return journey to Dublin while reminiscing on all the wonders of your trip.
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