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Ireland Itinerary

October 2, 2016

Excited to share my photos of Ireland. Well, just the favorites since I have over 1500!  My brother and I recently enjoyed our first international road trip together. We arrived in Dublin and traveled through the countryside to Killarney. If you envision Ireland to be miles upon miles of green pastures and ruins of castles, you would be correct.  Enjoy a few favorites from the first two days and scroll down to the bottom for our itinerary.

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Now for our officially itinerary. Keep in mind this is all based on renting a car and being flexible. While we had our main destinations decided, we took all backroads and stopped whenever we wanted. When road tripping in new areas I usually turn on “avoid highways” on my maps in order to explore more. ENJOY!!! (if you have any questions about this itinerary feel free to leave it in the comments below and ill be happy to answer!!!)

Day 1 

•Fly out of LAX overnight Flight

Day 2 

•  Arrive in Dublin @4:15pm

•  Rent car at Dublin Airport

•  Dublin Airport >  Hotel in the city (we stayed at The Louis Fitzgerald Hotel)

•  Dinner and explore in Dublin (we ate at a local pub and it was delicious!!)

Day 3

•  Hotel > Trinity College Dublin (25 minutes)

•  Trinity College Dublin > Dublin Castle (2 minute drive)

•  Dublin Castle > St Patrick’s Cathedral (2 minute drive)

•  Overnight Dublin (Night 2 at The Louis Fitzgerald Hotel)

Day 4

•Dublin > Glendalough (54 minute drive )

•Glendalough >  Cashel (1 hour 42 minute drive)

•Cashed > Blarney/Cork  (1 hour 3 minute drive)

•Cork > Killarney (1 hour 6 minutes)

•Overnight Killarney (Hotel: The Fairview Killarney)

Day 5 

•  Killarney > Limerick (1 hour 20 minute)

•  Optional: Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (On drive from Limerick to Cliffs)

•  Bunratty Castle & Folk Park > Cliffs of Moher (55 minute drive)

•  Lunch at The Cliffs (Cliffs View Café or The Roadside Tavern)

•  Watch sunset at the Cliffs!

•  Cliffs of Moher > Dunguaire Castle, Kinvarra, Co. Galway, Ireland (55 minutes drive)

•  Overnight Galway (Hotel: Menlo Park Hotel)

Day 6

•Galway, Ireland

•Kylemore Abby > Hotel (3 hours 35 minute drive)

•Drive to Northern Ireland + Explore on the way

•Hotel: Clanree Hotel Donegal County

Day 7

•Hotel > Dunluce castle (1 hour 20 minute drive)

•Dunluce castle > Giants Causeway (8 minute drive)

•Giants Causeway > Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge (15 minute drive)

•Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge > The Dark Hedges (17 minute drive)

•The Dark Hedges > Belfast  (1 hour Drive)

•Overnight Belfast (Hotel: Hilton Belfast)

Day 8

•Belfast > Ballynoe Stone Circle (45 minute drive)

•Ballynoe >  Tollymore forest (45 minutes)

•Tollymore forest  > Dublin (2 hour drive)

•Optional: Guinness Storehouse, St. Stephen/s Green Park, Glasnevin Cemetery

•Overnight Dublin (Hotel: The Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Dublin)

Day 9 

   •Depart Dublin 11:45am



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  • Reply Peggy October 2, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    Beautiful photographs!! Makes me want to visit!!!

  • Reply Victoria October 3, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    Can’t get over how green it is there

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