Today we depart Dublin and travel west stopping at Locke’s Distillery to sample their award winning Kilbeggan Whiskey. Then on to St Ciarans monastery at Clonmacnoise founded in 544AD, located on the bank of The River Shannon in County Offaly at the junction of the river and the Esker Riada, the most important east to west pathway in Celtic Ireland.
Then on to Galway for your first night.
Leaving Galway behind we travel south into County Clare following The Wild Atlantic Way along the coast. Touring through the Burren’s limestone mountains and the villages of Kinvara, Ballyvaughen and Doolin. Then the Cliffs of Moher standing more than 213 meters high and covering 8 kms of coastline. After The Cliffs gives you an appetite maybe lunch in Vaughens pub in Liscannor. Then we cross The Shannon and onto Dingle.
The Dingle Peninsula, famous for its scenery and Gaelic culture. On the peninsula we will stop and visit ancient forts and early christian sites before taking the breathtaking Slea Head drive. After lunch on to Kenmare via Inch beach, Killarney, Muckross & ladies view.
Then Kenmare our base for the next two nights.
The Ring of Kerry one of the world’s most famous touring routes which takes us along the coast of The Iveragh Peninsula. The entire route covers 176kms of coastal roads, Killarney National Park, Glenbeigh, Caherciveen, Port Magee, The Skelligs, Waterville, Sneem &Kenmare Bay
Then back to Kenmare and one of its many Irish pubs and restaurants.
We depart Kenmare today and travel through The West Cork Mountains to Blarney Castle and Gardens. Further along the road we will visit The Rock of Cashel in County Tipperary a site of significance in Ireland since pagan times and were St Patrick christened King Aengus.