Central Location & places to visit

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Hi, Planning to visit early July. Arriving in Rosslare with car and hoping to visit Dublin. Cork, and anywhere else recommended - open to suggestions please. Am hoping for advice on towns/villages to stay in as a central point for a few nights. Then travel to the north for a few more nights, again looking for places to visit and somewhere central to stay. 
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Hi Chris,

It's great to hear that you are all coming to Ireland for a holiday at the beginning of July!  You mention that you would like to travel to the North for a few days and I would like give you a bit of information about the Causeway Coast and Glens region, to consider as one of your bases. There are two scenic driving routes that will take you there.  One is travelling north out of Belfast on the Causeway Coastal Route and the other is joining it from the Wild Atlantic Way at Derry/Londonderry in the west. 

The area is famed for its beautiful rugged coastline, the Giant's Causeway, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Game of Thrones film locations, ancient castles, golden beaches and friendly seaside towns.  Portrush and Portstewart are both towns that are well placed to explore from. They also have plenty of activities to keep teens amused! 

If you decide to visit the region, I would suggest that you book accommodation in advance as it is a popular time of year for holiday makers.

To find out more about what the place has to offer, please take a look at our web site: https://www.visitcausewaycoastandglens.com 

I hope you have a wonderful trip!
Anne
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Thanks Anne for jumping in and suggesting the Causeway Coast and Glens! It's a great road trip suggestion if you are looking to spend a few days along the north coast.

For the rest, it depends, Chris! What type of activities would you like to do as day trips from such bases (natural sites, built heritage, water activities, etc) ? We got trip ideas on this page where you can filter according to your interests. Here are also some villages along the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland's Ancient East and in Northern Ireland to help you pick.

I can personally suggest Galway, perfect to explore Connemara and County Clare down south. Killarney or Sneem are good spots to see the Ring of Kerry and even the Dingle Peninsula on day trips. 

Let us know what you think! 

Antoine

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Thanks both. Thinking at the moment is for ferry to Dublin, stay 2 or 3 nights near Kilkenny, then move to Galway for another 2/3 before heading to Northern Ireland and the causeway area. Now to find cost effective accommodation in those places :-) Thanks for you comments it has helped narrow down the search
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Hi Chris,

That sounds like a very good plan. There's certainly lots to see and do in Dublin, Kilkenny, Galway, and Northern Ireland.

In terms of finding accommodation, I would encourage you to check out this Accommodation page for more information.

Regards,
Eoin

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