60 days in Ireland Itinerary

60 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Fly to Dublin Airport, Drive to Carrick-on-Shannon
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Carrick-on-Shannon
— 3 nights
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Ardara
— 5 nights
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Sligo
— 6 nights
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Galway
— 4 nights
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Clifden
— 6 nights
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Castletownbere
— 3 nights
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Dingle
— 6 nights
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Killarney
— 5 nights
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Cork
— 5 nights
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Ardmore
— 3 nights
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Kilkenny
— 5 nights
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Dublin
— 7 nights
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Carrick-on-Shannon — 3 nights

Carrick-on-Shannon is the county town of County Leitrim in the Republic of Ireland. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre and Creevelea Friary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Elphin Windmill and Town and Country Interiors Athleague. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carrick-on-Shannon: Roscommon (Roscommon County Museum, Sacred Heart Church, &more), Drumanone Portal Tomb (in Boyle) and Bear Essentials/Silver Bear Centre (in Bawnboy). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Glenview Folk Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Cavan Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Multyfarnham Friary, and explore the wide array of goods at Liptons Clones.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Carrick-on-Shannon trip planning website.

Columbus, USA to Carrick-on-Shannon is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Columbus to Carrick-on-Shannon, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Columbus in July, expect nights in Carrick-on-Shannon to be a bit cooler, around 12°C, while days are colder, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ardara.
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Ardara — 5 nights

Ardara, pronounced "Ardra", is a small town in County Donegal, Ireland. Glebe House & Gallery The Derek Hill Collection and Stephen Bennett Studio Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Glenveagh Castle and Ballagh Studio. Change things up with these side-trips from Ardara: Rossnowlagh Beach (in Rossnowlagh), Muckross Head Peninsula (in Kilcar) and Carrickfin Strand (in Annagry). There's still lots to do: stroll through Silver Strand Beach, kick back and relax at Narin Beach, look for gifts at Kennedy of Ardara, and appreciate the history behind Kilclooney Dolmen Donegal.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ardara day trip planner.

You can drive from Carrick-on-Shannon to Ardara in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Ardara are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sligo.
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Sligo — 6 nights

Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Visit Moygara Castle and Rosserk Friary for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Strandhill Beach and Coleman Music Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sligo: Fr. Peyton Centre (in Ballina), Carrowmore Beach (in Carrowmore-Lacken) and Hennigan's Heritage Centre (in Swinford). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Dunmoran Strand, stroll through Ross Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Hazelwood House, and explore the fascinating underground world of Caves of Keash.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sligo trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Ardara to Sligo takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Galway.
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Galway — 4 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Burren National Park and White Strand Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Cliffs of Moher and Fanore Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Standun (in Spiddal), McKernan Woollen Mills (in Tuamgraney) and The Celtic T Shirt Shop (in Lahinch). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb, look for gifts at Sceal Eile Books, explore the wide array of goods at OMG Zhivago, and stroll through Spanish Point Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Galway trip planner.

Getting from Sligo to Galway by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Sligo in July, Galway is little chillier at night with lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Clifden.
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Clifden — 6 nights

The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
You'll explore and learn at Joyce's Craft Shop and Art Gallery and Roundstone Ceramics. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and The Lost Valley. Change things up with these side-trips from Clifden: The Great Western Greenway (in Westport), Mulranny Strand (in Mulranny) and Glassilaun Beach (in Leenane). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Aillebrack Green Coast Beach, stop by Connemara Blue, stroll through Mannin Bay Blueway, and tee off at Connemara Championship Golf Links.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Clifden trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Galway to Clifden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Castletownbere.
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Castletownbere — 3 nights

Castletownbere is a town in County Cork in Ireland. Get outdoors at Ballyrisode Beach and Ballinskelligs Beach. Get some cultural insight at Sarah Walker Gallery and Uragh Stone Circle. Change things up with these side-trips from Castletownbere: Skibbereen (St. Patrick's Cathedral & West Cork Crafts), Skellig Gift Store (in Waterville) and Brushwood Studios (in Sneem). There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at The White House Gallery & Cafe, stop by The Craft Shop, and browse the exhibits of Mill Cove Gallery.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Castletownbere driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Clifden to Castletownbere in 5.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Castletownbere can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dingle.
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Dingle — 6 nights

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Visit Riasc and Leacanabuaile Fort for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Slea Head Drive and Ventry Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dingle: Kilbaha Gallery & Crafts (in Kilbaha) and Cahersiveen (Quinlans Fish Shop & The Anchor Bar). There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at The Carol Cronin Gallery, look for gifts at Kathleen McAuliffe, explore the galleries of Tig Aine, and stroll through Wine Strand Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Dingle online journey planner.

Getting from Castletownbere to Dingle by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Dingle are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Killarney.
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Killarney — 5 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ross Castle and Peter Cox Photography Gallery. Step off the beaten path and head to Gap of Dunloe and The Nuns Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Ladies Beach (in Ballybunion), Belgians Chocolatier (in Tralee) and Kilkee Beach (in Kilkee). Spend the 13th (Sat) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall and stop by Skyline Gallery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Killarney trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Killarney sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cork.
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Cork — 5 nights

Rebel City

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.
Visit Cork City Gaol and Charles Fort for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre and The Boathouse Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cork: Coolavokig Pottery (in Macroom), Inchydoney Beach (in Clonakilty) and Kinsale (Koko, The Canvas Works, &more). Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market, identify plant and animal life at Fota Wildlife Park, look for gifts at Kinsale Silver, and buy something for everyone on your list at Wilton Shopping Centre.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cork trip planner.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ardmore.
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Ardmore — 3 nights

Ardmore is a seaside resort and fishing village in County Waterford, Ireland, not far from Youghal on the south coast of Ireland, with a population of around 330, although this varies with the tourist season. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ardmore Pottery & Gallery and Brigid Shelly Gallery. Do your shopping at Stephen Pearce and Jack O'Patsy Pottery. Change things up with these side-trips from Ardmore: Ballysaggartmore Towers (in Lismore), Clogheen (Knockmealdown Mountains & The Vee) and Woodstown Strand (in Woodstown). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Ardmore Round Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mount Melleray Abbey, enjoy the sand and surf at Ballyquin Beach, and stop by Criostal na Rinne.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ardmore trip website.

You can drive from Cork to Ardmore in an hour. In August in Ardmore, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Kilkenny.
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hook Lighthouse and St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Popular historic sites such as Kilkenny Castle and Ormond Castle are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Kilkenny side-trips: Rock of Cashel (in Cashel), New Ross Book Shelter (in New Ross) and Ahenny High Crosses (in Tipperary). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Shankill Castle, stop by Glasrai Goodies, get some fabulous bargains at Cushendale Woollen Mills, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Leinster.

Plan trip to Kilkenny with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Ardmore to Kilkenny takes 1.5 hours. August in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dublin.
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Dublin — 7 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.
Popular historic sites such as Guinness Storehouse and Bru na Boinne are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chester Beatty and Wicklow Mountains National Park. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, take a stroll through Temple Bar, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip planner.

Drive from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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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.
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