Saturday, August 27, 2011

Collecting Points of Interest in Ireland…

Saturday, 27th of August. Sometimes people I meet make suggestions for great places in Ireland I should have seen. For example
Further suggestions are welcome!
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Map of Ireland's counties with names, Northern Ireland counties colored tan. Taken from


  1. Cliffs of Moher are a must, i stayed in Doolin in hay barn,.....i was a teenager so fair play. I had the best nights sleep in it too.
    Lots of hitch hikers in ireland, of all ages.
    that was 20 years ago so things may have changed.
    Also the ailwee show caves, in The burren...beautiful landscape.

  2. I think from galway you can take another boat to the arran isles as well

  3. The Aran Islands are definatly recommended to visit. Anyhow, here's a long list of things, you can visit, and it's far from complete.

    - Milltown: The Jameson Distillery
    - Cahir, South Tipperary: Cahir Castle is worth to visit.
    - Dublin: The Guiness Brewhouse, The Viking Museum at Christchurch, the gardens of Dublin Castle, the coastline around Dun Laoghaire is a beautiful spot for some scenery
    - Belfast (well just outside): The Cultra Transport Museum
    - on the Causeway Coast Road from Belfast up north:
    ** Tor Head: Absolutely beautiful spot, but getting there on a bicycle will be torture. It's even hard on cars. It's a small windy road in the mountains along the coast.
    ** Malin Head, Irelands most northern point
    ** The Carrick-a-Rede ropebridge in Antrim
    ** The Giants Causeway
    ** Bushmills Distillery in Bushmills
    - in Donegal
    ** Fanad Head
    ** The Mullaghmore Loop
    Both stretches have beautiful scenery and should be perfect for a good cycle.
    On the westcoast:
    - As you get from Sligo out West towards Clifden and then along the coast from there
    - The stretch from Kinvara, Co. Galway to the Cliffs of Moher bring you along the coastline in Galway and Clare right through the Burren
    - The Cliffs of Moher are a must
    - via Tralee to Dingle over the Conor Pass and the Slea Head drive around the peninsula west of Dingle. On the way back along the coast towards Killarney.
    - the Killarney National Park, take a stop and find the waterfall in the forest.
    - Mizen Head, Irelands most southern point

    I hope this gives a few ideas.

  4. Oh, and as you get to Cork, check out the Fota Wildlife Zoo.

    It's located on Fota Island near Cobh and it's one of a kind. You'll meet roaming wildlife and this can be anything from giraffes to kangaroos.

  5. Co. Wicklow and South Dublin: Sally and Wicklow Gap should be a must.

  6. Hey Sanne,

    Just wanted to let you know that I'm reading your blog on an irregular basis (mostly when you point to it from Google+). I enjoy reading about your experiences very much.

    I hope Coral Beach will be as amazing to you as it was to me :)