Discussion in 'Ireland' started by johnoyle, Dec 5, 2012.
must sees in the south of ireland
you cannot miss the Cliffs of Moher, the Ring of Kerry, the Dingle Peninsula and Aran Islands. They're all very accessible by car so I'd suggest hiring a car rather than booking an organized tour, which you could if you wanted to. Btw, when are you planning to travel to Ireland there? My advice is to avoid the peak months and travel either March or April to avoid the peak tourist times.
places to add in your Irish itinerary
I suggest you hire a car in Dublin and take a drive along Ireland's west coast. There are a ton of places to stop along the way such as Kilkenny (lovely medieval town), the Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre, Blarney Castle, Ring of Kerry, Killarney, and Muckross House. I'd particularly recommend spending a great deal of time in Waterford because it's the oldest city in Ireland. Also, don't miss paying the visit to the Hook Head Lighthouse, which is the oldest operating lighthouse in northern Europe.
Driving in Ireland and general tips
Just sharing some tips about Ireland...anyone planning to drive in Ireland should be aware that the minimum age to rent a car in Ireland is 23 and seat belts are compulsory in the front and rear. Also, drink driving is a serious offence, which is strictly enforced through mandatory breath tests. Oh, dont forget that the police can stop you for holding a mobile phone even if you weren't using it.
Two weeks is enough time for a road trip round 3/4 of the Islands coast so do that or decide where you want to see most.
Southern Ireland has many interesting things to do & see including historic sites, Irish Castles, natural attractions and a lot more. You can take day tours to Killarney and Cork. Killarney National Park, Torc Waterfall, Ross Castle, Ring of Kerry, Blarney Castle, Fota Wildlife Park, Garnish Island and Fitzgerald's Park are some of the popular places to visit during Ireland holidays.
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