32 days in Ireland Itinerary

32 days in Ireland Itinerary

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32 days in Ireland Itinerary

Dublin
Drive:  30​min
Enniskerry
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Cork
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Westport
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
Letterkenny
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
Dublin
— 10 nights
Dublin

3
days
Enniskerry

Enniskerry ©
A picturesque village in County Wicklow, Enniskerry sits along the Glencullen River.
You'll explore and learn at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre and The Boat Yard Gallery. Get some historical perspective at Mount Juliet Estate and Huntington Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Enniskerry: St. Aidan's Cathedral (in Enniscorthy), The Chocolate Garden of Ireland (in Tullow) and The National Reptile Zoo (in Gowran). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary, hike along The Wicklow Way, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Church.

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Dublin to Enniskerry is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Enniskerry

#Outdoors, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Enniscorthy, The Chocolate Garden of Ireland, The Wicklow Way, The National Reptile Zoo, Cathedral of the Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary
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The National Reptile Zoo ©
The National Reptile Zoo
St. Aidan's Cathedral ©
St. Aidan's Cathedral
Huntington Castle ©
Huntington Castle

8
days
Cork

One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Cobh Heritage Centre and Ardmore Pottery & Gallery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm and Cobh Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cork: Killarney (Climbing Tours & Muckross Abbey), Hore Abbey (in Cashel) and Coolavokig Pottery (in Macroom). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Inchydoney Beach, stop by Kinsale Silver, take in the exciting artwork at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Gallery Kinsale.

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Getting from Enniskerry to Cork by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Westport.

Things to do in Cork

#Shopping, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Kinsale, Kenmare, Ardmore, Cobh, Killarney
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Climbing Tours
Muckross Abbey ©
Muckross Abbey

4
days
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Explore hidden gems such as Renvyle Beach and Belleek Castle Museum. Get some cultural insight at Hennigan's Heritage Centre and Jackie Clarke Collection. Venture out of the city with trips to Killary Sheep Farm (in Leenane), Cong (Royal Abbey of Cong & Monk's Fishing House) and Rathcroghan Royal Site (in Tulsk). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at O`Dalaigh Jewellers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sligo Abbey, experience rural life at Joyce Country Sheepdogs, and examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum.

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Traveling by car from Cork to Westport takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Westport, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Westport

#Outdoors, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Ballina, Cong, National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, Room Escape Games, Joyce Country Sheepdogs
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Joyce Country Sheepdogs ©
Joyce Country Sheepdogs
Hennigan's Heritage Centre ©
Hennigan's Heritage Centre
Belleek Castle Museum ©
Belleek Castle Museum

2
days
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church, steep yourself in history at Leacanabuaile Fort, steep yourself in history at Riasc, then view the masterpieces at The Carol Cronin Gallery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): examine the collection at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, then get your game on at Explorers World, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Brandon.

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Drive from Westport to Dingle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Westport in December, with highs in Dingle at 12°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Letterkenny.

Things to do in Dingle

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trips

Cahersiveen, Mount Brandon
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Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church ©
Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church
The Carol Cronin Gallery ©
The Carol Cronin Gallery
Riasc ©
Riasc

4
days
Letterkenny

Letterkenny ©
As an economic center of the region, Letterkenny has suffered overdevelopment, but its thriving student and young-professional population brings good food, accommodations, and nightlife.
Bring the kids along to Silver Strand Beach and Narin Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Culdaff Beach and Glebe House & Gallery The Derek Hill Collection. Explore Letterkenny's surroundings by going to The Art House (in Dunfanaghy), Magee Clothing (in Donegal Town) and Ardara (Glengesh Pass & Eddie Doherty Tweed). Next up on the itinerary: have some family-friendly fun at Arena 7 Entertainment Complex, make a trip to Poison Glen, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Errigal.

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Drive from Dingle to Letterkenny in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Letterkenny

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Ardara, Narin Beach, Silver Strand Beach, The Art House, Poison Glen
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Mount Errigal ©
Mount Errigal
The Art House ©
The Art House

9
days
Dublin

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
You'll explore and learn at Chester Beatty Library and Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum. Head to Grafton Street and Carol Clarke Jewelryfor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Bru na Boinne (in Donore), Malahide Castle (in Malahide) and Augustinian Church (in Drogheda). Pack the 10th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Tayto Park. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at National Botanic Gardens, step into the grandiose world of Trim Castle, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Teeling Whiskey Distillery.

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You can drive from Letterkenny to Dublin in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Letterkenny in January, plan for little chillier nights in Dublin, with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

#Outdoors, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Trim, Augustinian Church, Portmarnock Beach, Malahide Castle, Tayto Park
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Chester Beatty Library ©
Chester Beatty Library
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Trim Castle ©
Trim Castle

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