59 days in Ireland Itinerary

59 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin
— 6 nights
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Dunfanaghy
— 5 nights
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Galway
— 6 nights
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Westport
— 5 nights
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Achill Island
— 4 nights
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Liscannor
— 4 nights
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Dingle
— 6 nights
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Kenmare
— 6 nights
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Kinsale
— 5 nights
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Wexford
— 5 nights
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Dublin

— 6 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Do your shopping at Carrolls Irish Gifts and Liffey Valley Shopping Centre. Get in touch with nature at Bray Head and Knowth Megalithic Passage Tomb. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Pollardstown Fen Nature Reserve (in Newbridge), Tullamore (Esker Hills Golf Club & Tullamore Dew) and Kildare (Kildare Village, The Bog of Allen Nature Centre, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin, tour the pleasant surroundings at Portmarnock Beach, admire the masterpieces at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, and get engrossed in the history at 14 Henrietta Street.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Dublin trip site.

Louisville, USA to Dublin is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Louisville to Dublin due to the time zone difference. In May, Dublin is little chillier than Louisville - with highs of 59°F and lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Dunfanaghy.

Things to do in Dublin

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Find places to stay May 2 — 9:

Dunfanaghy

— 5 nights
Dunfanaghy is a small town, former fishing port, and commercial centre in County Donegal, Ireland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fanad Head Lighthouse and Hornhead Loop. Get some historical perspective at Doe Castle and Old Church Dunlewey. Get out of town with these interesting Dunfanaghy side-trips: Pollan Beach (in Ballyliffin), Carrickabraghy Castle (in Clonmany) and Carrick (Carrick River Walk & Slieve League). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Art House Ireland Art Gallery, examine the collection at Daniel O'Donnell Visitor Centre, head outdoors with Ionad Cois Locha, and take in the dramatic natural features at Horn Head.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dunfanaghy trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Dublin to Dunfanaghy in 4 hours. Traveling from Dublin in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Dunfanaghy, with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dunfanaghy

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Find places to stay May 9 — 14:

Galway

— 6 nights

City of the Tribes

A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
Do your shopping at Spiddal Craft & Design Studios and Charlie Byrne's Bookshop. Let the collections at Glengowla Mines and Connemara Marble Visitor's Center capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Oughterard (Aughnanure Castle & Curraghduff Farm), Portumna (Portumna Golf Club, The Irish Workhouse Centre, &more) and Loughrea (Dartfield Equestrian Center & Horse Museum & Turoe Pet Farm & Leisure Park). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre, stroll around Coole Park Nature Reserve, take in the spiritual surroundings of National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, and examine the collection at Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Galway day trip planning site.

Drive from Dunfanaghy to Galway in 4 hours. Traveling from Dunfanaghy in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 44°F in Galway. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

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Find places to stay May 14 — 20:

Westport

— 5 nights
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dog's Bay Beach and Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre. Do your shopping at Roundstone Ceramics and Marlene's Chocolate Haven. Get out of town with these interesting Westport side-trips: Connemara Championship Golf Links (in Ballyconneely), Roundstone Bay (in Roundstone) and Mannin Bay Blueway (in Clifden). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gothic Chapel, tee off at Enniscrone Golf Club, contemplate the long history of Monk's Fishing House, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Westport trip builder website.

Drive from Galway to Westport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Westport can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Achill Island.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

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Find places to stay May 20 — 25:

Achill Island

— 4 nights
Dramatic rocky cliffs, rolling green hills, and a meandering coastline buffeted by a wild ocean make a trip to Achill Island one of the best opportunities to snapping memorable photos of classic Irish landscapes.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Keem Bay and Achill Experience, Aquarium & Visitor Centre. Take a break from the city and head to Keel Beach and Minaun. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Achill Island: Belmullet (Dun na mBo, Ceathru Thaidhg, &more). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Deserted Village, enjoy the sand and surf at Dugort Beach, explore the historical opulence of Kildavnet Castle, and take in the exciting artwork at Ronan Halpin Gallery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Achill Island online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Westport to Achill Island in an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Achill Island can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. You will leave for Liscannor on the 29th (Fri).

Things to do in Achill Island

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

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Find places to stay May 25 — 29:

Liscannor

— 4 nights
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. Take a break from the city and head to Lahinch Beach and Burren way. Get some cultural insight at Kilfenora Cathedral & Crosses and Kilbaha Lighthouse. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Liscannor: Ladies Beach (in Ballybunion), Kilrush (Scattery Island, St Senan's Church, &more) and Kilkee (Bridges of Ross, Kilkee Waterworld, &more). And it doesn't end there: trek along Hag's Head, play a few rounds at Lahinch Golf Club, contemplate the long history of Caherconnell Stone Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations, and take in panoramic vistas at Loop Head Lighthouse.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Liscannor vacation planning site.

Drive from Achill Island to Liscannor in 3.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Liscannor are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

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Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 2:

Dingle

— 6 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kilmalkedar Church and Minard Castle. Museum-lovers will get to explore Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows and The Carol Cronin Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dingle: Ballyheigue Castle Golf Club (in Ballyheigue), Castlegregory (Glanteenassig Wood & Castlegregory Golf Links) and Glenbeigh (Dooks Golf Club & Rossbeigh Beach). And it doesn't end there: hike along The Dingle Way, take a leisurely stroll along Dun Chaoin Pier, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, and steep yourself in history at St James' Church.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Dingle trip planner.

You can drive from Liscannor to Dingle in 3.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kenmare.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

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Find places to stay Jun 2 — 8:

Kenmare

— 6 nights
Known for its wide range of restaurants and traditional pubs, Kenmare sits along two major Irish tourist routes, the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara.
Popular historic sites such as Holy Cross Church and Three Castle Head are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Derrynane Beach and Ring of Kerry Golf Club. Change things up with these side-trips from Kenmare: Gougane Barra Church (in Gougane Barra), Bantry (Kealkill Megalithic Stone Circle and Standing Stones, Bantry Bay Golf Club, &more) and Sugarloaf Mountain (in Glengarriff). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Kenmare Road, contemplate the long history of Stone Circle, see the interesting displays at Allihies Copper Mine Museum, and stop by Lorge Chocolatier.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kenmare trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Dingle to Kenmare in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kenmare

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

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Find places to stay Jun 8 — 14:

Kinsale

— 5 nights
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Shop till you drop at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre and The Gallery Kinsale. Do some cultural sightseeing at Skibbereen Heritage Centre and Timoleague Franciscan Friary. Explore Kinsale's surroundings by going to Midleton (Ballynamona Beach & Birds of Prey Educational Centre), Fota Island (Fota Island Resort & Fota House & Gardens) and Glenbower Wood (in Killeagh). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of St Declan's Well and Oratory, take an in-depth tour of Kinsale Regional Museum, admire the natural beauty at Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance, and contemplate the long history of Ballysaggartmore Towers.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kinsale vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Kenmare to Kinsale takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Kinsale, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Wexford.

Things to do in Kinsale

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

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Find places to stay Jun 14 — 19:

Wexford

— 5 nights
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Visit The Mill at Avoca Village and St. Aidan's Cathedral for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Bunclody Golf and Fishing Club and Our Ladys Island Lake. Change things up with these side-trips from Wexford: Gorey (Courtown Woods, Craanford Mills, &more), Courtown (Pirates Cove, Seal Rescue Ireland, &more) and Ballymoney Beach (in Ballymoney). And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Saltee Islands, admire the masterpieces at Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, and take in nature's colorful creations at Colclough Walled Garden.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Wexford online journey builder.

Drive from Kinsale to Wexford in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Wexford, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

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Find places to stay Jun 19 — 24:

Kilkenny

— 5 nights

Marble City

The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities.
Do your shopping at National Design & Craft Gallery and Kilkenny Architectural Salvage & Antiques. Jerpoint Park and Mitchelstown Cave are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: Tramore (Tramore Golf Club & Tramore Beach), Waterford (King of the Vikings, Edmund Rice Heritage Centre, &more) and Curraghmore House (in Portlaw). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Holycross Abbey, get to know the fascinating history of Butter Slip, explore the historical opulence of Roscrea Castle, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip builder app.

You can drive from Wexford to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 54°F at night. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 29:

Ireland travel guide

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Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.