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. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre and Multyfarnham Friary. Glenview Folk Museum and The Claypipe Visitor Centre will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carrick-on-Shannon: Roscommon (Roscommon County Museum & Sacred Heart Church), Town and Country Interiors Athleague (in Athleague) and Bear Essentials/Silver Bear Centre (in Bawnboy). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Elphin Windmill, look for gifts at Mulveys House Of Gifts, make a trip to Drumanone Portal Tomb, and browse the range of quality goods at Liptons Clones.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Carrick-on-Shannon travel route planner.

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 June, expect nights in Carrick-on-Shannon to be slightly colder, around 48°F, while days are much colder, around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Ardara.
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Ardara — 5 nights

Ardara, pronounced "Ardra", is a small town in County Donegal, Ireland. Get in touch with nature at Silver Strand Beach and Rossnowlagh Beach. Shop till you drop at Stephen Bennett Studio Gallery and John Molloy Limited. Get out of town with these interesting Ardara side-trips: Muckross Head Peninsula (in Kilcar), Ballagh Studio (in Malin Head) and Carrickfin Strand (in Annagry). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Glenveagh Castle, make a trip to Kilclooney Dolmen Donegal, look for gifts at Eddie Doherty Tweed, and kick back and relax at Marble Hill Strand.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ardara trip planner.

Drive from Carrick-on-Shannon to Ardara in 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Carrick-on-Shannon in June since evenings lows in Ardara dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Strandhill Beach and Manorhamilton Castle. Your inner history buff will appreciate The High Cross and Moygara Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Sligo: Ballina (Fr. Peyton Centre & Rosserk Friary), Carrowmore Beach (in Carrowmore-Lacken) and Hennigan's Heritage Centre (in Swinford). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Coleman Music Centre, don't miss a visit to Creevykeel Court Tomb, kick back and relax at Streedagh Beach, and stop by Michael Quirke - Wood Carver.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sligo travel planner.

Traveling by car from Ardara to Sligo takes 1.5 hours. June in Sligo sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Burren National Park and White Strand Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Cliffs of Moher and Spanish Point Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Standun (in Spiddal), McKernan Woollen Mills (in Tuamgraney) and The Celtic T Shirt Shop (in Lahinch). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb, stop by Charlie Byrne's Bookshop, explore the wide array of goods at OMG Zhivago, and stroll through Fanore Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Galway online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Sligo to Galway by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Galway when traveling from Sligo in June, with lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) 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.
Head to Joyce's Craft Shop and Art Gallery and O`Dalaigh Jewellersfor plenty of shopping. Escape the urban bustle at The Great Western Greenway and Connemara Championship Golf Links. Change things up with these side-trips from Clifden: Mulranny Strand (in Mulranny), Glassilaun Beach (in Leenane) and Parade (in Newport). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, browse the exhibits of Roundstone Ceramics, identify plant and animal life at The Lost Valley, and kick back and relax at Silver Strand.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Clifden trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Galway to Clifden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) 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. Step off the beaten path and head to Uragh Stone Circle and Issie's Handmade Chocolate. 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). And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Sarah Walker Gallery, browse the exhibits of The White House Gallery & Cafe, and stop by The Craft Shop.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Castletownbere day trip app.

Traveling by car from Clifden to Castletownbere takes 5.5 hours. June in Castletownbere sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can 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.
Leacanabuaile Fort and The Carol Cronin Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Tig Aine and Dingle Artworksfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Dingle: Kilbaha Gallery & Crafts (in Kilbaha) and Cahersiveen (Quinlans Fish Shop & The Anchor Bar). Spend the 5th (Tue) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Wine Strand Beach, browse the exhibits of Fiadh Woven Design, stop by John Weldon Jewellers, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Brandon.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dingle trip planning site.

You can drive from Castletownbere to Dingle in 2.5 hours. June in Dingle sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ross Castle and Peter Cox Photography Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to Killarney National Park and Torc Waterfall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Killarney: Ballybunion (The Nuns Beach & Ladies Beach), Belgians Chocolatier (in Tralee) and Kilkee Beach (in Kilkee). There's more to do: appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe and stop by Kenmare Soap Shop.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Killarney route planner.

Drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car 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.
Head to The English Market and Records and Relicsfor plenty of shopping. Appreciate the collections at Cork City Gaol and The Boathouse Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cork: Coolavokig Pottery (in Macroom), Inchydoney Beach (in Clonakilty) and Kinsale (Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, Koko, &more). The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Wilton Shopping Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at Fota Wildlife Park, and look for gifts at Aunty Nellie's Sweet Shop Kinsale.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cork online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In July in Cork, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough 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. Get some cultural insight at Ardmore Round Tower and Mount Melleray Abbey. Museum-lovers will appreciate Ardmore Pottery & Gallery and Brigid Shelly Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ardmore: Clogheen (Knockmealdown Mountains & The Vee), Woodstown Strand (in Woodstown) and Stephen Pearce (in Shanagarry). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Ballysaggartmore Towers, kick back and relax at Ballyquin Beach, stop by Criostal na Rinne, and explore the galleries of Jack O'Patsy Pottery.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ardmore trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cork to Ardmore in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Ardmore are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hook Lighthouse and Kilkenny Castle. Explore hidden gems such as St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower and Olde Shillelagh Stick Maker. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kilkenny: Rock of Cashel (in Cashel), Ormond Castle (in Carrick-on-Suir) and Ahenny High Crosses (in Tipperary). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Shankill Castle, browse the exhibits of The Gaslamp Gallery, look for gifts at Jerpoint Glass Studio, and try to win big at Gowran Park Racecourse.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Ardmore to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. Get some historical perspective at Bru na Boinne and Dublin Castle. Take a break from Dublin with a short trip to Wicklow Mountains National Park in Glendalough Village, about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Temple Bar, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michan's Church, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Kilkenny to Dublin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kilkenny in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 51°F in Dublin. On the 30th (Sat), 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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