It's lovely to see that you are planning a winter trip for February next year! Six days is a good amount of time for a road trip. Have you hired a car during any of your previous visits? You can find more helpful information about it on the 'I'm thinking of renting a car - what do I need to know?
Since you're looking to explore new places, Northern Ireland
might be an option. It has the beautiful Causeway Coastal route
and lively cities like Belfast
, and the best thing is that it is only a two hour drive from Dublin!
From there it is only a short trip to the most northern county of the island, County Donegal
. During the winter months you even get the chance to see the Northern Lights
here, and if you have the time you can follow the Wild Atlantic Way
down along County Sligo
, County Mayo
to Galway, to make your way back to Dublin from there.
You can also go south from Dublin to Ireland's Ancient East
and the Viking Triangle
. The south east is filled with history and lovely views in County Waterford
, County Wexford
, County Meath
and many more areas. You could even visit some of the places in County Wicklow
that you haven't seen yet. :) If you are a history buff, you'll love this area!
I know there is lots to choose from, so feel free to reach out to us here if you have any questions.