Category: Ireland

Ireland - Dunguaire Castle and Kinvarra, on the Atlantic coast route

Dunguaire Castle on the route of the Atlantic coast of Ireland I am passionate about car trips that allow you to discover the most interesting tourist places in a region or country. If this is also your case, you will agree with me that one of the attractions of this type of travel is to arrive at a place that you have no prior knowledge of, and that when calling your attention will invite you to make a stop to visit it.
Route through the best Game of Thrones scenarios in Northern Ireland
Route through the best Game of Thrones scenarios in Northern Ireland
Dark Hedges, scene of Game of Thrones in Northern Ireland If there is a television series that in recent times has become a great mass phenomenon throughout the world, that is undoubtedly Game of Thrones. And much of the success of this series have been its incredible landscapes and scenarios where this story of power games and movie dragons unfolds.
Westport and the Irish music tradition at the Matt Molloy's pub
Westport and the Irish music tradition at the Matt Molloy's pub
Matt Molloy's Pub in Westport in Western Ireland You will agree with me that a trip through Ireland will be incomplete if you don't have the chance to enjoy traditional Irish music in a pub. Precisely that was one of the main attractions of my first trip to that country, where we had the opportunity to discover one of the most emblematic places of this Irish tradition, the Matt Molloy's pub.
Kinsale and other beautiful colorful villages near Cork in Ireland
Kinsale and other beautiful colorful villages near Cork in Ireland
Colored houses in Kinsale near Cork in Ireland If there is something that caught my attention on my first trip to Ireland, where I toured a stretch of the Atlantic Coastal Route west of the island, it was the villages with houses whose facades were decorated With striking colors. In this area near Galway where the spectacular cliffs of Moher are located, I was enchanted with the charm of towns like Clifden or Westport.
Ireland - Dunguaire Castle and Kinvarra, on the Atlantic coast route
Ireland - Dunguaire Castle and Kinvarra, on the Atlantic coast route
Dunguaire Castle on the route of the Atlantic coast of Ireland I am passionate about car trips that allow you to discover the most interesting tourist places in a region or country. If this is also your case, you will agree with me that one of the attractions of this type of travel is to arrive at a place that you have no prior knowledge of, and that when calling your attention will invite you to make a stop to visit it.
Ireland - Clonmacnoise, magic of Paleochristian temples and Celtic crosses
Ireland - Clonmacnoise, magic of Paleochristian temples and Celtic crosses
Monastic ensemble of Clonmacnoise in Ireland Before making my first trip through the rural world and landscapes of Ireland, beyond my first contact with the country, with a first trip to Dublin, I could not imagine visiting that country and not See the Celtic crosses. What better place to do it than an enclave as magical as Clonmacnoise, an essential stage in your trip from the aforementioned Dublin to the west of the island to travel the route of the Atlantic coast.
10 essential tips for traveling to Ireland
10 essential tips for traveling to Ireland
This guide to tips for traveling to Ireland will help you prepare a trip to an island full of fantastic landscapes and castles that will meet the wishes and expectations of everyone who visits. Known as the "Emerald Island" for the diversity and shades of green, Ireland is a perfect country to travel by rental car on a circular route in which in addition to its green landscapes, where the highest cliffs of Europe are located , you can enjoy ruined castles and abbeys, which have a special charm in addition to having a good pint of black beer in a traditional pub. Keep in mind that any complete route along this fantastic island also includes the part of Northern Ireland, It belongs to the United Kingdom.
Hotels in Ireland
Hotels in Ireland
Holiday Inn Express Dublin-Airport The first of the Hotels in Ireland we stayed in was Dublin. Very close to the airport. They have free transfer until 00.10 at night. The room expands and very clean. Breakfast varied but correct. Free WIFI. Make your reservation here: Holiday Inn Express Dublin-Airport Dukes At Queens Hotel in Belfast.
Travel to Ireland in 10 days
Travel to Ireland in 10 days
Our trip to Ireland in 10 days led us to make a circular tour where we met practically the highlights. We landed in Dublin, flying from Barcelona and went directly to pick up our rental car to get on the road starting with Bruna Boine, to head towards Belfast, where we would spend the second night of our trip.
From Dublin to the airport
From Dublin to the airport
Day 10: DUBLIN - GIRONA Sunday, September 11, 2011 This morning we woke up with less courage than the previous days, this morning already "knows" to farewell from Dublin and our trip to Ireland. We don't want to leave, but in a few hours we will have to go from Dublin to the airport and with that the end of this trip will come.
What to see in Dublin
What to see in Dublin
Day 9: DUBLIN Saturday, September 10, 2011 This morning, although we slept a little more than usual and recreated in our room at Leeson Lodge House, at 8 we were already preparing to discover Dublin, one of the European capitals to which we want more. We have a most complete day, with all the things to see in Dublin.
Blarney Castle and Rock of Cashel
Blarney Castle and Rock of Cashel
Day 8: BLARNEY CASTLE - ROCK OF CASHEL - KILKENNY - (GLENDALOUGH WICKLOW) - DUBLIN AIRPORT - DUBLIN Friday, September 9, 2011 Today we get up a little later because the first visit we have is to Blarney Castle, which We have just over 5 minutes by car from where we have stayed tonight.
From the cliffs of Moher to Killarney
From the cliffs of Moher to Killarney
Day 6: GALWAY - KINVARA - CASTLE OF DUNGUAIRE - CLIFFS OF MOHER - THE BURREN - DOLMEN POULNABRONE - KILFENORA - CASTILLO DE BUNRATTY - KILLARNEY Wednesday, September 7, 2011 Today the alarm clock rang again at 7 in the morning and Before going to breakfast at the Lake Lodge Guesthouse and getting on our way to the Moher cantiffs, we turned on the computer, as we usually do every day, to see if there is any news and yes we have had it!
Ireland by rental car on the Glen Gesh Pass
Ireland by rental car on the Glen Gesh Pass
Day 4: DERRY - GLENVEAGH CASTLE - ASSARANCAGH CASCADE - GLEN GESH PASS - SLIEVE LEAGUE - SLIGO ABBEY - WESTPORT Monday, September 5, 2011 Today we started the day of our trip to Ireland by rental car with a good Irish breakfast at the Knockranny Lodge Guesthouse. At 9 in the morning we were already on our way to Glenveagh Castle, where we arrived after 1 hour and a half of walking.
Giant's Causeway and Carrick a Rede Suspension Bridge
Giant's Causeway and Carrick a Rede Suspension Bridge
Day 3: BELFAST - CARRICK A REDE HANGING BRIDGE - CALIGADA DE LOS GIGANTES - DUNLUCE CASTLE - DERRY September 4, 2011 Today we have a fairly complete day on our trip through Northern Ireland we have to visit among others the suspension bridge carrick a rede and the Giant's Causeway, so last night we set the alarm at 7 in the morning.
From Kerry's Ring to Cork
From Kerry's Ring to Cork
Day 7: KERRY RING (KILLARNEY - KENMARE - WATERVILLE - BALLINSKELLING - PORTMAGEE - CAHERCIVEEN - GLENBEIGH) - BLARNEY Thursday, September 8, 2011 Today we woke up early with the intention of touring the famous Kerry Ring of our trip to Ireland . After breakfast at the Ashcroft Bed & Breakfast, we load the rental car in Ireland and set off to make this route practically circular, touring the most characteristic and famous villages in this area.
Kylemore Abbey, Clonmacnoise and Galway
Kylemore Abbey, Clonmacnoise and Galway
Day 5: KYLEMORE ABBEY - CLIFDEN - SKY ROAD - ROUNDSTONE - CLONMACNOISE - GALWAY Tuesday, September 6, 2011 Today we start the morning at 8 having breakfast at the St. Judes Lodge B&B a “full irish breakfast” on our trip through Ireland . The truth is that it is not very clear that this is very healthy, at least for my "curves", but hey, it is what I have and I will not be the one who refuses to eat and less when we are about to charge the car like every morning and get on our way to Kylemore Abbey.
Flight from Barcelona to Dublin
Flight from Barcelona to Dublin
Day 1: BARCELONA - DUBLIN Friday, September 2, 2011 Today is Friday, but not just any Friday. The alarm sounds at the same time every Friday and we go to work, also like every Friday. But after eating we do something we don't always do, we set off for the airport because we have a flight from Barcelona to Dublin.
From Dublin to Bruna Boine and tour of the murals of Belfast
From Dublin to Bruna Boine and tour of the murals of Belfast
Day 2: BRUNA BOINE - BELFAST Saturday, September 3, 2011 Ringgggggg, it's 6 in the morning and the alarm clock is already ringing. This sounds like a full-fledged vacation. Was today the day we started our tour of Ireland and ended up seeing the murals of Belfast? The first thing we do is look out the window and see that the weather is dark and the street is wet.