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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Kilkenny
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Dublin

Dublin ©

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 Cobalt Cafe and Gallery. 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 much more to do: take a memorable drive along Military Road, explore the world behind art at Russborough House, examine the collection at Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dublin Mountains.

For ratings and tourist information, read Dublin planning site.

Louisville, USA to Dublin is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. 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 travel to Dunfanaghy.

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Dunfanaghy

Dunfanaghy ©
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 The Workhouse. Get out of town with these interesting Dunfanaghy side-trips: Carrick (Carrick River Walk & Slieve League), Carrickabraghy Castle (in Clonmany) and Pollan Beach (in Ballyliffin). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Portsalon Beach, see the interesting displays at Daniel O'Donnell Visitor Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Church Dunlewey, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Carrickfin Strand.

Plan my day in Dunfanaghy using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Galway.

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Galway

Galway ©

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 The Galway Fisheries Watchtower Museum capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Portumna (Portumna Golf Club, The Irish Workhouse Centre, &more), Loughrea (Dartfield Equestrian Center & Horse Museum & Turoe Pet Farm & Leisure Park) and Oughterard (Aughnanure Castle & Curraghduff Farm). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Coole Park Nature Reserve, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, kick back and relax at Salthill Beaches, and admire the verdant scenery at Doo Lough Valley.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Galway visit app.

You can drive from Dunfanaghy to Galway in 4 hours. Traveling from Dunfanaghy in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 44°F in Galway. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Westport.

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Westport

Westport ©
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 Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre. Do your shopping at Roundstone Ceramics and The Quay Gallery. 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). There's lots more to do: tee off at Westport Golf Club, explore by horseback at Drummindoo Stud, delve into the distant past at Belleek Castle Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Ballintubber Abbey.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Westport route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Galway to Westport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in May, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Achill Island.

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Dog's Bay Beach
4.9
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The Lost Valley
4.8

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Achill Island

Achill Island ©
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 Keel Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Dugort Beach and Cross Beach Loop Walk. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Achill Island: Belmullet (Dun na mBo & Ceathru Thaidhg). Next up on the itinerary: observe the fascinating underwater world at Achill Experience, Aquarium & Visitor Centre, delve into the distant past at Deserted Village, explore the historical opulence of Kildavnet Castle, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mulranny Strand.

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).

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Must see
Keel Beach
4.9
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Keem Bay
4.9

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Liscannor

Liscannor ©
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 Caherconnell Stone Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Liscannor: Kilrush (Scattery Island, St Senan's Church, &more), Kilkee (Bridges of Ross, Kilbaha Lighthouse, &more) and Ladies Beach (in Ballybunion). And it doesn't end there: trek along Hag's Head, play a few rounds at Lahinch Golf Club, look for gifts at Kilbaha Gallery & Crafts, 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.

Explore your travel options from Achill Island to Liscannor with the Route module. 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.

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Must see
Ladies Beach
4.8
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Lahinch Beach
4.7
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Burren way
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Dingle

Dingle ©
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 St James' Church. Museum-lovers will get to explore Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows and Greenlane Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dingle: Castlegregory (Glanteenassig Wood & Castlegregory Golf Links), Glenbeigh (Dooks Golf Club & Rossbeigh Beach) and Ballyheigue Castle Golf Club (in Ballyheigue). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Riasc, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ardfert Cathedral, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Brandon.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Dingle road trip planning app.

Getting from Liscannor to Dingle by car takes about 3.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kenmare.

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Ardfert Cathedral
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Kenmare

Kenmare ©
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 Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Derrynane Beach and Ring of Beara. Change things up with these side-trips from Kenmare: Bantry (Kealkill Megalithic Stone Circle and Standing Stones, Bantry Bay Golf Club, &more), Gougane Barra Church (in Gougane Barra) and Sugarloaf Mountain (in Glengarriff). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Three Castle Head, relax in the rural setting at Blueberry Hill Farm, see the interesting displays at Allihies Copper Mine Museum, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

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.

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Derrynane Beach
4.9
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Healy Pass
4.9
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Ring of Beara
4.8

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Kinsale

Kinsale ©
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 Etain Hickey Collections. 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), Glenbower Wood (in Killeagh) and Fota Island (Fota Island Resort & Fota House & Gardens). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Multose Church, get engrossed in the history at Michael Collins House, steep yourself in history at Ballysaggartmore Towers, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Collegiate Church.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kinsale online itinerary maker.

Drive from Kenmare to Kinsale in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Wexford.

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History Museum
Michael Collins House
4.7

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Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Visit The Mill at Avoca Village and Christ Church Cathedral for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Bunclody Golf and Fishing Club and Saltee Islands. Change things up with these side-trips from Wexford: Courtown (Pirates Cove, Seal Rescue Ireland, &more), Ballymoney Beach (in Ballymoney) and Gorey (Courtown Woods, Craanford Mills, &more). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Curracloe Beach, step into the grandiose world of Fethard Castle, explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Raven Nature Reserve, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Aidan's Cathedral.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Wexford online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Wexford takes 3 hours. 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.

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Wildlife Area
Seal Rescue Ireland
4.9

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Kilkenny

Kilkenny ©

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 Craft Gallery and The Tholsel. Jerpoint Park and Curraghmore House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: Waterford (King of the Vikings, Edmund Rice Heritage Centre, &more), Tramore (Tramore Golf Club & Tramore Beach) and Ormond Castle (in Carrick-on-Suir). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Mayfield Birds of Prey, appreciate the extensive heritage of Butter Slip, get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, and explore the historical opulence of Roscrea Castle.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kilkenny tour website.

You can drive from Wexford to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. June in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

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