This 300km tourist trail takes you past some of Ireland’s most famous attractions and through spectacular countryside.
Start in Dublin, with a visit to Trinity College and the Book of Kells as well as a sample of Guinness in its home town.
Day trip from Dublin to Newgrange, a 5,200 year old passage tomb located in the Boyne Valley. This is followed by a stop at Trim Castle, the largest Anglo-Norman fortification in Ireland.
We went to Newgrange last summer and I have never seen anything so old and mysterious in my life.
Day 3 + 4
The next day head west to Galway, which is a bustling little city on the west coast. Full of culture, music and art takes centre stage. From here you will take a drive through stunning, brooding Connemara National Park (which can be driven in a nice loop).
Day 5 – 6
Heading south through the moonlike landscape of the Burren. Take a detour to the Cliffs of Moher, spectacular cliffs facing the Atlantic Ocean. Overnight in Doolin. A good place to listen to traditional Irish music. Day trip from Doolin to Aran Mor, the largest of the Aran Islands.
Day 7 – 8
Keep going south through Limerick with a stop at Bunratty castle. Continue onwards through the Connor Pass into County Kerry, stopping for a day in Dingle before setting out to visit its peninsula, taking in the views and prehistoric monuments of Slea Head.
Continue on to Killarney, the perfect base from which to explore the famous Ring of Kerry, a much-trafficked 179km loop around the Iveragh Peninsula.
Finish off in Irelands second city, Cork.Experience snug pubs with live-music sessions, restaurants dishing up top-quality local produce, and a genuinely proud welcome from the locals.
Discover the Wild Atlantic Way where 2,500km of spectacular coastline with white sands and glittering waves awaits you. Head inland to experience some of the signature discovery points and amazing activities in this incredible region.
Feel the power of the Atlantic Ocean as it crashes into the base of towering sea cliffs, wander down vast beaches and watch flocks of birds dance in pastel skies as the sun sets on another magical day. Discover the wild side of Ireland in this active holiday, which travels down the rugged west coast and includes hiking, horse riding, surfing and boat trips.