Planning ahead for your trip to the island of Ireland? We like your style! The possibilities really are endless when it comes to taking a road trip around the island of Ireland, so here are a few trip ideas we’ve come up with to get you started. Feel free to take inspiration and tailor these trips to suit your preferences.
Our first trip idea
explores the part of Ireland’s Ancient East
that is right on Dublin’s
doorstep. Head on this three-day road trip through counties Wicklow, Carlow, Laois, Tipperary, Kildare
and within these counties, you’ll get to visit beautiful and historic sites. Check out Glendalough with its 6th century monastery and walking trails through Wicklow Mountains National Park;
the 19th century Duckett’s Grove,
which is said to still be haunted; and Trim Castle
with its Norman heritage. Trip idea number two
takes us to Northern Ireland
where luxury awaits. This trip starts in Belfast and factors in all the must-see sites in the area, such as the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge,
the Giant’s Causeway
and Mussenden Temple,
with lots of luxurious experience on the side. You’ll find yourself heading for pre-dinner drinks at the 5-star Merchant’s Hotel,
tasting a fabulous seasonal menu at Michelin-starred OX Belfast,
and laying your head to rest in the most comfortable of places including The Salthouse
luxury eco-hotel in County Antrim
or Crom Castle
in County Fermanagh.
Our third trip idea
allows you to discover the wonders of Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands.
Amongst natural landscapes, canals and quirky towns, you can explore 11 unique counties in just five days! County Cavan
will reveal the site of the first Neolithic settlers; the largest Iron Age road in Europe will be found in County Longford
and in County Westmeath,
you can see a settlement site dating back thousands of years.
May this fourth trip idea
be with you… This adventure along the Wild Atlantic Way
is Star Wars-themed and takes you to spots along the west of the island of Ireland where parts of these movies were filmed. The beehive huts have been removed from Sybil Head in County Kerry,
and there’s no sign of stormtroopers on Malin Head in County Donegal,
but travelling to these iconic sites still makes you feel like you’re part of the action!
Does our Community have any road trip recommendations?