60 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

60 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
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Naas, Ireland
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Mountmellick, Ireland
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County Offaly, Ireland
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Athlone, Ireland
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Newtown Cashel, Ireland
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Bawnboy, Ireland
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Ballaghaderreen, Ireland
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Ballyvaughan, Ireland
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Kilkee, Ireland
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Castlegregory, Ireland
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Killarney, Ireland
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Cork, Ireland
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Waterford, Ireland
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Wexford, Ireland
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Arklow, Ireland
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Vale of Glendalough, Ireland
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Gorey, Ireland
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Carlow, Ireland
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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Roscrea, Ireland
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Cashel, Ireland
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Tipperary, Ireland
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Limerick, Ireland
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Galway, Ireland
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Westport, Ireland
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Ballymote, Ireland
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Dromahair, Ireland
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Letterkenny, Ireland
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Buncrana, Ireland
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Derry, United Kingdom
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Coleraine, United Kingdom
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Portstewart, United Kingdom
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Bushmills, United Kingdom
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Ballymoney, United Kingdom
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Holywood, United Kingdom
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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Crossmaglen, United Kingdom
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Armagh, United Kingdom
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Craigavon, United Kingdom
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Irvinestown, United Kingdom
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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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Newtownbutler, United Kingdom
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Clones, Ireland
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Monaghan, Ireland
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Cootehill, Ireland
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Castleblayney, Ireland
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Carrickmacross, Ireland
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Drogheda, Ireland
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Slane, Ireland
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Kingscourt, Ireland
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Cavan, Ireland
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Virginia, Ireland
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Fore, Ireland
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Mullingar, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland

— 1 night

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.
For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin itinerary planning app.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiport is Dublin Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. You'll set off for Naas on the 4th (Tue).

Things to do in Dublin

Nightlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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Naas, Ireland

— 1 night
Naas is the county town of County Kildare in Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): head outdoors with Celtic Rider, relax in the rural setting at Clonfert Pet Farm, then walk around Lullymore Heritage and Discovery Park, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Style Icons (M.O.S.I).

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Naas trip maker.

You can drive from Dublin to Naas in an hour. In August in Naas, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 5th (Wed), you're off to Mountmellick.

Things to do in Naas

Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Mountmellick, Ireland

— 1 day
Mountmellick or Mountmellic is a town in the north of County Laois, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): play a few rounds at The Heritage Golf Resort, stroll through Emo Court, then take in the dramatic natural features at Rock of Dunamase, and finally look for gifts at Nook & Cranny.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mountmellick attractions planning site.

Traveling by car from Naas to Mountmellick takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to County Offaly.

Things to do in Mountmellick

Parks · Golf · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

County Offaly, Ireland

— 1 night

Faithful County

Though often overlooked, Offaly County offers plenty for nature lovers, with a few metropolitan options mixed in. In addition to fishing, water sports, bird watching, and other outdoor fun, this area showcases historical castles, a popular monastic city, and archeological finds.
To plan County Offaly vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Mountmellick to County Offaly takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. You'll set off for Athlone on the 6th (Thu).

Things to do in County Offaly

Nightlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Athlone, Ireland

— 1 night

Gateway to the West

The largest town on the River Shannon has earned the moniker of Gateway to the West for its strategic location; visitors are attracted to Athlone for its vibrant streets.
On the 6th (Thu), make a splash at Baysports, get advice or help at Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Church of Saints Peter & Paul, then step into the grandiose world of Athlone Castle Visitor Centre, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Athlone trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from County Offaly to Athlone takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Newtown Cashel.

Things to do in Athlone

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Newtown Cashel, Ireland

— 1 night
On the 7th (Fri), experience rural life at The Friary Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Casey's Sculptures, then delve into the distant past at Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre, and then identify plant and animal life at Quaker Island.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Newtown Cashel sightseeing planning tool.

You can drive from Athlone to Newtown Cashel in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Newtown Cashel are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bawnboy.

Things to do in Newtown Cashel

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bawnboy, Ireland

— 1 night
Bawnboy is a small village in a valley at the foot of Slieve Rushen, between Ballyconnell and Swanlinbar, in County Cavan, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jampa Ling Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Centre and then take an in-depth tour of Glenview Folk Museum.

Plan a Bawnboy trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Newtown Cashel to Bawnboy takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Bawnboy are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ballaghaderreen.

Things to do in Bawnboy

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ballaghaderreen, Ireland

— 1 night
Ballaghaderreen is a town in County Roscommon, Ireland, but traditionally part of County Mayo, located on the N5 National primary road. To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ballaghaderreen trip planner.

Drive from Bawnboy to Ballaghaderreen in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Ballaghaderreen can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 10th (Mon), you're off to Ballyvaughan.

Things to do in Ballaghaderreen

Nature · Parks · Museums · Nightlife

Ballyvaughan, Ireland

— 1 night
Nestled between the coast of Galway Bay and the hills of the Burren, the small, scenic harbor village of Ballyvaughan serves as a hub for exploring the region.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at The Burren.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ballyvaughan trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Ballaghaderreen to Ballyvaughan in 2 hours. August in Ballyvaughan sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkee.

Things to do in Ballyvaughan

Nature · Parks

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Kilkee, Ireland

— 2 nights
Kilkee is a small coastal town in County Clare, Ireland. On the 11th (Tue), don't miss a visit to The Pollock Holes, identify plant and animal life at Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre, stroll through Ladies Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Bridges of Ross, then take a memorable drive along Loop Head, and finally enjoy the sea views from Kilbaha Lighthouse. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Doughmore Bay, play a few rounds at Doonbeg Golf Club, head off the coast to Scattery Island, then take in nature's colorful creations at Vandeleur Walled Garden, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Kilkee Cliff Walk.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kilkee trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ballyvaughan to Kilkee takes 1.5 hours. In August in Kilkee, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Castlegregory.

Things to do in Kilkee

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Castlegregory, Ireland

— 2 nights
Castlegregory is a village in County Kerry, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Original Kerry Craft Centre, admire the majestic nature at Glanteenassig Wood, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Inch Beach. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Ballyheigue, make a trip to Staigue Fort, then tee off at Castlegregory Golf Links, and finally take a peaceful walk through Glenteenassig Forest Park.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Castlegregory travel route planner.

You can drive from Kilkee to Castlegregory in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Castlegregory are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Castlegregory

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Killarney, Ireland

— 1 night
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church of Ireland, step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, then take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, then take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, and finally make a trip to Ladies' View.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Killarney online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Castlegregory to Killarney takes an hour. In August, daytime highs in Killarney are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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Cork, Ireland

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.
For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Cork trip planner.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. You will leave for Waterford on the 16th (Sun).

Things to do in Cork

Nightlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Waterford, Ireland

— 2 nights
Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Ballyhack Castle, examine the collection at King of the Vikings, see the interesting displays at Reginald's Tower, then grab your bike and head to Waterford Greenway, and finally identify plant and animal life at Mayfield Birds of Prey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Lost at Sea Memorial, admire the natural beauty at John F. Kennedy Arboretum, step aboard Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, admire the masterpieces at Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center, then admire the landmark architecture of Bishop's Palace, and finally examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Waterford online attractions planner.

Drive from Cork to Waterford in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Waterford, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Wexford.

Things to do in Waterford

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Wexford, Ireland

— 1 night
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): stroll around Irish National Heritage Park, then kick back and relax at Curracloe Beach, and then get to know the fascinating history of Keyser's Lane.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Wexford road trip planner.

You can take a bus from Waterford to Wexford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Wexford are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Arklow.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arklow, Ireland

— 1 night
Arklow is a town in County Wicklow on the east coast of Ireland, overlooked by Arklow Hill. On the 19th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Glendalough Upper Lake, then experience rural life at Glenroe Farm, then play a few rounds at The European Club, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Brittas Bay.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Arklow online trip planner.

Drive from Wexford to Arklow in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Vale of Glendalough.

Things to do in Arklow

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Nature

Side Trips

Vale of Glendalough, Ireland

— 1 night
If you're seeking a view of Ireland's sweeping scenery, visit the rugged and romantic Vale of Glendalough, a glacial valley known for its medieval monastic settlement.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): hike along The Wicklow Way and then head outdoors with Sally Gap. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wicklow Mountains National Park.

Before you visit Vale of Glendalough, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Arklow to Vale of Glendalough takes an hour. In August, daytime highs in Vale of Glendalough are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Gorey.

Things to do in Vale of Glendalough

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Gorey, Ireland

— 2 nights
Gorey is a market town in north County Wexford, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at The Gardens at Marlfield House and The Duck Restaurant, step into the grandiose world of Ferns Castle, relax in the rural setting at Kia Ora Mini Farm, then look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Rescue Ireland, and finally find something for the whole family at Gravity Extreme Adventure.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Gorey trip maker.

You can drive from Vale of Glendalough to Gorey in an hour. In August in Gorey, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Carlow.

Things to do in Gorey

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Carlow, Ireland

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Altamont Gardens, look for gifts at Rathwood, then identify plant and animal life at Woodlands Falconry and Bird of Prey Centre., then contemplate the long history of Duckett's Grove, and finally experience rural life at Rancho Reilly.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Carlow trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Gorey to Carlow takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Carlow

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Kilkenny, Ireland

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, get to know the resident critters at The National Reptile Zoo, then contemplate the long history of Kilkenny Castle, and finally get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): look for gifts at Smithwick's Retail Store, learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum, pause for some photo ops at Kells Priory, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Woodstock House and Gardens.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny itinerary maker.

You can drive from Carlow to Kilkenny in an hour. August in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Roscrea.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 26:

Roscrea, Ireland

— 2 nights
Roscrea is an historical market town in County Tipperary, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Nenagh Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bike Park Ireland, then explore the historical opulence of Leap Castle, and finally explore the historical opulence of Roscrea Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): see the interesting displays at St Mary's Famine History Museum, then hike along Templemore Park Fairy Trail, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Devil's Bit, and finally explore by horseback at Devil's Bit Pony Trekking.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Roscrea trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Kilkenny to Roscrea in an hour. In August in Roscrea, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cashel.

Things to do in Roscrea

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cashel, Ireland

A tiny settlement rich in history, Cashel maintains the old-fashioned charm of a small market town.
On the 28th (Fri), steep yourself in history at St Marks Cemetery and Famine Graveyard, then explore the historical opulence of Rock of Cashel, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mitchelstown Cave, and finally explore the ancient world of Hore Abbey.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cashel trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Roscrea to Cashel takes an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Cashel can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tipperary.

Things to do in Cashel

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Tipperary, Ireland

— 1 night
Tipperary is a town and a civil parish in County Tipperary, Ireland. For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Tipperary trip itinerary app.

Tipperary is very close to Cashel. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 14°C. On the 29th (Sat), you're off to Limerick.

Things to do in Tipperary

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nightlife · Tours

Limerick, Ireland

Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
On the 29th (Sat), don't miss a visit to The Treaty Stone and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary's Cathedral.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Limerick tour itinerary builder website.

Getting from Tipperary to Limerick by car takes about an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sat) before leaving for Galway.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 29 — 30:

Galway, Ireland

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gothic Chapel.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Galway trip planner.

Drive from Limerick to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Scenic Drive · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 29 — 31:

Westport, Ireland

— 2 nights
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): let the kids burn off some steam at The Wild West Indoor Play Village, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the natural beauty at Westport House, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, and finally ride a horse along Drummindoo Stud. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre, cruise along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Westport trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Galway to Westport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Westport can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ballymote.

Things to do in Westport

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive

Ballymote, Ireland

— 1 night
Ballymote is a market town in southern County Sligo in the province of Connacht, in the north-west of Ireland.It is a historic town, with Ballymote Castle, the last and the mightiest of the Norman castles in Connacht. On the 2nd (Wed), take in the pleasant sights at Caves of Keash, then explore the historical opulence of Ballymote Castle, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Eagles Flying.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ballymote planning website.

You can drive from Westport to Ballymote in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Ballymote can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Dromahair.

Things to do in Ballymote

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dromahair, Ireland

— 1 day
Dromahair meaning "Ridge of Two Demons" is a small village in County Leitrim, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): get outside with Adventure Gently, then explore the historical opulence of Roslee Castle, and then head outdoors with Ballaghbeama Gap.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Dromahair trip planner.

Dromahair is very close to Ballymote. In September, daily temperatures in Dromahair can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Letterkenny.

Things to do in Dromahair

Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Letterkenny, Ireland

— 1 night
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.
Find out how to plan Letterkenny trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Dromahair to Letterkenny in 2 hours. In September in Letterkenny, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 13°C at night. You will leave for Buncrana on the 4th (Fri).

Things to do in Letterkenny

Outdoors · Nightlife · Parks · Tours

Buncrana, Ireland

— 1 night
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take a memorable drive along Mamore Gap, take in the dramatic scenery at Glenevin Waterfall, then steep yourself in history at Doagh Famine village, and finally steep yourself in history at Grianan Of Aileach. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Cloncha Church & St Buadan'S Cross, kick back and relax at Culdaff Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Malin Head.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Buncrana trip website.

Traveling by car from Letterkenny to Buncrana takes an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Buncrana can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Derry.

Things to do in Buncrana

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Derry, United Kingdom

— 1 night

Maiden City

Ancient yet modern, Derry has a photogenic location on the River Foyle and features a series of historic defensive walls that are the most complete in Ireland.
To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Derry day trip planning site.

Derry is just a short distance from Buncrana. September in Derry sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Coleraine.

Things to do in Derry

Historic Sites

Coleraine, United Kingdom

— 1 night
To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Coleraine trip planner.

Traveling by car from Derry to Coleraine takes an hour. September in Coleraine sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 7th (Mon), you'll travel to Portstewart.

Things to do in Coleraine

Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games · Parks

Portstewart, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Portstewart is a small town in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, make a splash at Waterworld - Portrush, find something for the whole family at Barry's Amusements, then enjoy the sand and surf at Portrush West Strand, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Portstewart Promenade. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Gortmore Viewpoint, take in the spiritual surroundings of Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House, then steep yourself in history at Hezlett House, then head outdoors with Portstewart Strand - National Trust, and finally tee off at Portstewart Golf Club.

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Portstewart is just a short distance from Coleraine. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Bushmills.

Things to do in Portstewart

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Scenic Drive · Tours

Side Trips

Bushmills, United Kingdom

Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bushmills online trip itinerary builder.

Bushmills is just a stone's throw from Portstewart. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You will leave for Ballymoney on the 8th (Tue).

Things to do in Bushmills

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Ballymoney, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Ballymoney is a small town and civil parish in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): stroll around The Galgorm Castle Fairy Trail, walk around The People's Park, step into the grandiose world of Lissanoure Castle, then get outside with The Dark Hedges, and finally admire the natural beauty at Joey Dunlop Memorial Garden.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ballymoney visit app.

Ballymoney is just a short distance from Bushmills. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Holywood.

Things to do in Ballymoney

Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Holywood, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Holywood is a town in the metropolitan area of Belfast in County Down, Northern Ireland. For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Holywood trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ballymoney to Holywood takes an hour. In September, daytime highs in Holywood are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You will leave for Bangor on the 10th (Thu).

Things to do in Holywood

Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Bangor, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Bangor is a large town in County Down, Northern Ireland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): walk around Crawfordsburn Country Park, identify plant and animal life at WWT Castle Espie, then make a trip to Mount Stewart, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Exploris Aquarium, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Ropewalk Maritime Heritage Visitor Centre. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Carnfunnock Country Park, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then stroll around Pickie Family Fun Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Bangor Castle Walled Garden.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bangor trip app.

Bangor is very close to Holywood. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Newcastle.

Things to do in Bangor

Parks · Historic Sites · Spas · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Newcastle, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Murlough National Nature Reserve, walk around Castlewellan Forest Park, and then stop by Blue Beans Cultural Gift & Craft Shop.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Newcastle journey maker.

Getting from Bangor to Newcastle by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September in Newcastle, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Crossmaglen.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Crossmaglen, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Crossmaglen is a village and townland in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): make a trip to Kilnasaggart Pillar Stone. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Annaghmare Court Tomb, take some stellar pictures from Bernish Viewpoint, make a trip to Ballykeel Dolmen, then explore the striking landscape at Ring of Gullion, and finally delve into the distant past at Moyry Castle.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Crossmaglen travel route planner.

You can drive from Newcastle to Crossmaglen in 1.5 hours. In September in Crossmaglen, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. You will leave for Armagh on the 14th (Mon).

Things to do in Crossmaglen

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Armagh, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Armagh is the county town of County Armagh in Northern Ireland, as well as a civil parish. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic), then examine the collection at Navan Centre & Fort, and then walk around Gosford Forest Park.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Armagh trip planner.

Getting from Crossmaglen to Armagh by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Craigavon.

Things to do in Armagh

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Craigavon, United Kingdom

— 1 day
Craigavon is a planned settlement in northern County Armagh, Northern Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): experience rural life at Tannaghmore Farm and Gardens, get all the information you need at Lough Neagh Discovery Centre, then take in the dramatic scenery at Clare Glen Woodland, and finally head outdoors with Newry Canal Towpath.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Craigavon online day trip planner.

Craigavon is very close to Armagh. In September in Craigavon, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Irvinestown.

Things to do in Craigavon

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Irvinestown, United Kingdom

— 1 night
To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Irvinestown online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Craigavon to Irvinestown takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You will leave for Enniskillen on the 16th (Wed).

Things to do in Irvinestown

Parks · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Nature

Enniskillen, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Enniskillen is a town and civil parish in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Enniskillen Castle, step into the grandiose world of National Trust - Castle Coole, then steep yourself in history at National Trust - Florence Court, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Marble Arch Caves.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Enniskillen driving holiday planning app.

Enniskillen is just a short distance from Irvinestown. In September, daily temperatures in Enniskillen can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Newtownbutler.

Things to do in Enniskillen

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Newtownbutler, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Aughakillymaude Community Mummers Centre, then appreciate the extensive heritage of National Trust - Crom, and then step into the grandiose world of Castle Balfour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Newtownbutler visit planner.

Newtownbutler is very close to Enniskillen. In September, daily temperatures in Newtownbutler can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You'll set off for Clones on the 18th (Fri).

Things to do in Newtownbutler

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Clones, Ireland

— 1 night
Clones is a small town in western County Monaghan, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Cassandra Hand Heritage Centre, then make a trip to The High Cross, then explore the wide array of goods at Liptons Clones, and finally stop by St Tiernach's Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Clones trip planner.

Clones is just a short distance from Newtownbutler. In September in Clones, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Monaghan.

Things to do in Clones

Shopping

Monaghan, Ireland

— 1 night
Monaghan is the county town of County Monaghan, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): go for a walk through The Emy Walkway, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and then tee off at Rossmore Golf Club.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Monaghan road trip planning app.

Monaghan is very close to Clones. In September in Monaghan, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cootehill.

Things to do in Monaghan

Golf · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Cootehill, Ireland

— 1 night
Cootehill is a prominent market town and townland in County Cavan, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): walk around Erica's Fairy Forest.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cootehill tour itinerary planner.

Cootehill is just a short distance from Monaghan. September in Cootehill sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Castleblayney.

Things to do in Cootehill

Parks
Highlights from your trip

Castleblayney, Ireland

— 1 night
Castleblayney or Castleblaney is a town in County Monaghan, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): have fun at Lough Mourne Shooting Grounds, explore the galleries of Swallows Studio, and then tee off at Concra Wood Golf Club.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Castleblayney online holiday planner.

Castleblayney is very close to Cootehill. In September in Castleblayney, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Carrickmacross.

Things to do in Castleblayney

Golf · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Shopping

Carrickmacross, Ireland

— 2 nights
Carrickmacross is a town in County Monaghan, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Carrickmacross workhouse and then tee off at Mannan Castle Golf Club.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Carrickmacross trip itinerary maker website.

Carrickmacross is just a stone's throw from Castleblayney. In September, daily temperatures in Carrickmacross can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Drogheda.

Things to do in Carrickmacross

Golf · Outdoors

Drogheda, Ireland

— 1 night
Drogheda is one of the oldest towns in Ireland, known for its tourism and as a centre of industry and medical care. On the 24th (Thu), stroll the grounds of Mainistir Bhuithe, delve into the distant past at Monasterboice Monastic Site, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter's Church, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Laurence Gate, and finally stroll through Beaulieu House and Garden.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Drogheda journey planning app.

You can drive from Carrickmacross to Drogheda in an hour. In September in Drogheda, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Slane.

Things to do in Drogheda

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Slane, Ireland

— 1 night
Slane is a village in County Meath, in Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): learn about all things military at Irish Military War Museum & Family Park, then delve into the distant past at Bru na Boinne, and then steep yourself in history at Hill of Tara (Temair). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Tayto Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Slane trip itinerary maker app.

Slane is just a short distance from Drogheda. September in Slane sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kingscourt.

Things to do in Slane

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kingscourt, Ireland

— 1 night
Kingscourt, historically known as Dunaree, is a town in County Cavan, Ireland. On the 27th (Sun), take in the pleasant sights at Bailieborough Castle Forest Walk and then take a peaceful walk through Dun A Ri Forest Park.

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Traveling by car from Slane to Kingscourt takes an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Kingscourt can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cavan.

Things to do in Kingscourt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Cavan, Ireland

— 1 night
On the 28th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Killykeen Forest Park, stroll around Cavan Burren Park, then get outside with Outdoors and Dirty Extreme, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cavan Cathedral, and finally stop by Elena Brennan Jewellery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cavan trip website.

You can drive from Kingscourt to Cavan in an hour. In September, daytime highs in Cavan are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Virginia.

Things to do in Cavan

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Virginia, Ireland

— 1 night
Virginia is the second largest town in County Cavan, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Deerpark Forest Walk and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Loughcrew Cairns.

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Virginia is very close to Cavan. In September, daily temperatures in Virginia can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Fore.

Things to do in Virginia

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fore, Ireland

— 1 night
To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Fore trip maker site.

Fore is just a short distance from Virginia. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. On the 30th (Wed), you'll travel to Mullingar.

Things to do in Fore

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Nature · Parks

Mullingar, Ireland

— 1 night
Mullingar is the county town of County Westmeath in Ireland. On the 30th (Wed), explore the landscape on two wheels at Old Rail Trail, then get insight into ancient worlds with Hill of Uisneach, then don't miss a visit to Joe Dolan, and finally admire the natural beauty at O'Mearas garden pavilion.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mullingar itinerary app.

Mullingar is just a stone's throw from Fore. In September, daily temperatures in Mullingar can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Mullingar

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Ireland travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
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.

County Kildare travel guide

4
Shopping Malls · Golf Courses · Architectural Buildings
Landlocked in Ireland's mid-east region, County Kildare churns out champion racehorses from some of the best agricultural land in the country. For everything equestrian, County Kildare delivers, whether it's the desire to ride a horse, to catch a race, or to visit a small saddlery workshop established in 1880. The workshop, which is well-known in equestrian circles, produces some of the world's best saddles. The county is named for the town of Kildare and has many small towns and villages dotted across the lowland. The rest of the landscape features the Bog of Allen, a natural space rich in plant and animal life with heavily forested areas.

County Laois travel guide

4.2
Geologic Formations · Gardens · Bars & Clubs
County Laois is a county in Ireland. It is located in the south of the Midlands Region and is also located in the province of Leinster, and was formerly known as Queen's County. The modern county takes its name from Loígis, a medieval kingdom.Laois County Council is the local authority for the county. The population of the county is 80,559, according to the 2011 census - 20% higher than it was in the 2006 census, which is the highest percentage of population growth in the country.HistoryPrehistoricThe first people in Laois were bands of hunters and gatherers who passed through the county about 8,500 years ago. They hunted in the forests that covered Laois and fished in its rivers, gathering nuts and berries to supplement their diets.Next came Ireland’s first farmers. These people of the Neolithic period (4000 to 2500 BC) cleared forests and planted crops. Their burial mounds remain in Clonaslee and Cuffsborough.Starting around 2500 BC, the people of the Bronze Age lived in Laois. They produced weapons, tools and golden objects. Visitors to the county can see a stone circle they left behind at Monamonry, as well as the remains of their hill forts at Clopook and Monelly. Skirk, near Borris-in-Ossory, has a Bronze Age standing stone and ring fort. The body of Cashel Man indicates that ritual killing took place around 2000 BC.The next stage is known as the pre-Christian Celtic Iron Age. For the first time iron appeared in Ireland, as factions fought bloody battles for control of the land. At Ballydavis, archaeologists have discovered ring barrows that date from this time period.

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County Westmeath travel guide

4.4
Nightlife · Castles · Distilleries
Lake County
Known for agriculture and farming, County Westmeath offers visitors a glimpse of Ireland from a small-town perspective. The county's largest town, Athlone, has only 20,000 people. The rest of the county's population is spread throughout small towns and villages at the very heart of the country. In recent years, gourmet restaurants have sprung up to serve homegrown beef and local dairy products to an increasing tourist population. Monastic ruins and museums provide the cultural backdrop to this farming county.

County Longford travel guide

4.6
Churches · Bars & Clubs · Parks
County Longford is a county in Ireland. It is part of the Midlands Region and is in the province of Leinster. It is named after the town of Longford. Longford County Council is the local authority for the county. The population of the county is 40,810 according to the 2016 census.

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County Cavan travel guide

4.1
Spas · Specialty Museums · Parks

County Roscommon travel guide

4.2
Parks · Ruins · Specialty Museums
County Roscommon boasts thousands of archeological sites but has remained a hidden gem that few tourists take the time to see. Here you'll find the home of Queen Medb, megalithic tombs, museums, and a number of well-preserved ruins. Nature lovers will revel in the region's vast countryside, and history buffs can explore more than 200 famous medieval attractions at the Rathcroghan complex, a World Heritage Site. The region is also home to the starting point of the epic Irish myth "Táin Bó Cúailnge."

County Clare travel guide

4.2
Lookouts · Castles · Caves
Banner County
Situated just below County Galway on Ireland's west coast, County Clare serves as an amalgamation of stunning and unusual landscapes. Known for some of the most-visited sites in Ireland, County Clare draws visitors with its dramatic Cliffs of Moher and the Burren. Formed by the pounding waves of the Atlantic below, the sheer cliffs bring together green earth, sheer drop-offs and blue sea. Meaning "a rocky place," the Burren landscape provides a stark contrast to the traditional green hills of Ireland, appearing as a moonscape of rocky crags and slabs. Beyond the natural splendor, the warmth of the residents in the county's small villages is a gem in its own right. Traditional Irish music and culture permeates this land and its people.

County Kerry travel guide

4.5
National Parks · Gardens · Scenic Drive
The Kingdom
Forming Ireland's southwestern corner, County Kerry encompasses world-renowned landmarks like the Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula and features the major city of Killarney at its heart. As a peripheral part of the country, County Kerry supports a thriving traditional Irish culture, including the Irish language, music, and dance. Nearly 5,000 native Irish speakers reside in the area, concentrated in two large Gaeltachts known as Corca Dhuibhne and Uibh Rathach. Many visitors come to enjoy the rugged beauty of Kerry's coastline, lakes, and mountains. Several picturesque walking routes wind their way through the landscape, giving tourists the chance to engage deeply with its untamed nature.

County Cork travel guide

4.3
Castles · Specialty Museums · Islands
Rebel County
County Cork has made a name for itself as the home of the Blarney Stone, the legendary limestone rock rumored to give those who kiss it "the gift of the gab." People come from around the world to bend over backwards and put their lips to the rock in the hopes of becoming more eloquent. In Cork, the county's eponymous city, it is said that the accents rise and fall with the city's rolling terrain. The southern county attracts those looking for the iconic green hills, craggy coastline, and warm hospitality of Ireland. Known affectionately as The Rebel County for its role in the Irish War of Independence, this region is proudly Irish, as evidenced in the region's many cultural festivals and events.

County Waterford travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Gardens · Nightlife
Crystal County
Hugging the southern coast of the country, County Waterford supports a wild coastline, towering mountains, and long rivers. Its volcanic coastline has birthed dozens of beaches, although the Atlantic can make for a cold swim. A part of this shoreline, the Copper Coast, has been recognized as a UNESCO Geopark because of its geological importance, tracing remnants of volcanic activity during the Paleozoic Era and evidence of the last ice age. Home to a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region, the county welcomes visitors with traditional Irish hospitality in the native tongue.

County Wexford travel guide

4.4
Lighthouses · Historic Sites · Parks
Model County
In the southeast of the province of Leinster, County Wexford brings to life traditional Irish singing and the weeks-long Wexford Opera Festival. Many of the region's traditional songs tell the story of the rebellion of 1798, in which the Irish fought against British rule in the country. The county also sports popular beaches and sand dunes regions, which support a rich wildlife and plant life. County Wexford also provides insight into the Irish sport of hurling.

County Wicklow travel guide

4.3
Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Hiking Trails
Garden of Ireland
Referred to as The Garden of Ireland, County Wicklow presents a pleasant change of pace and scenery from nearby Dublin. Hugging the east coast just south of the capital city, the county encourages visitors to engage with nature. Discover an impressive mountain range, thick woodlands, and the scenic coastline. The Wicklow Way, the most popular walking route in Ireland, winds 132 km (82 mi) from the suburbs of Dublin to County Carlow in the south.

County Carlow travel guide

4.2
Gardens · Gift & Specialty Shops · Historic Sites
County Carlow is a county in Ireland, part of the South-East Region and the province of Leinster. It is named after the town of Carlow, which lies on the River Barrow. Carlow County Council is the local authority. The population was 54,612 at the 2011 census.

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County Kilkenny travel guide

4.4
Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites · Breweries
Marble County
Named for the major city within its bounds, County Kilkenny covers a landlocked region in southeast Ireland within the province of Leinster. The historical sites of medieval Kilkenny city, which are more than 400 years old, make it a popular destination. Outside the eponymous city, many cozy Irish towns dot the landscape, with a good number positioned along the banks of the River Nore. The county's countryside is marked with winding rivers, gentle hills, and vast wooded areas.

County Tipperary travel guide

4.3
Castles · Ruins · Architectural Buildings
Premier County
The country's fertile heartland, County Tipperary offers travelers a chance to discover the peaceful side of Ireland. Far enough from most of the country's major tourist hotspots, this landlocked region remains one of those places everyone seems to know by reputation, but few ever visit. Maintaining an unhurried way of life, the county lets you experience the "real Ireland" at your own pace, undisturbed by sightseers. Soak up the authentic local culture by venturing deep into the Tipperary countryside of quaint villages and cozy towns, which are spread over a quintessential Irish landscape of sprawling green fields and gently rolling hills.

County Limerick travel guide

4.2
Castles · Specialty Museums · Nightlife
Named after its capital city, County Limerick celebrates its area of flat farmland, known for dairy production, which forms a part of Ireland's midwest region in the province of Munster. Although uncharacteristically flat for Ireland, the county is surrounded to the south and east by iconic rolling hills. The urban hub of an otherwise agricultural county, Limerick City is a tourist hotspot--packed to the brim with cultural festivals celebrating literature, music, and Irish culture.

County Galway travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Nightlife · Gardens
County Galway sits in the middle of the country on the western coast. With its lively eponymous city, small traditional Irish villages, and stunning countryside, it offers a varied landscape and culture. Galway City exudes energy as a university town, with pubs on every corner and events and festivals happening year-round. The county has successfully kept the Irish language alive with about 30,000-40,000 Irish speakers, of whom nearly 24,000 are native Irish speakers. Venture outside of the main city to the Aran Islands to discover an Ireland lost in time.

County Mayo travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Biking Trails · Scenic Drive
Along Ireland's west coast, County Mayo is characterized by small towns, dramatic seaside cliffs, and classic Irish hospitality. With no main city, the county instead offers a selection of charming towns and villages, giving visitors the chance to immerse themselves in Irish culture at a slower pace. The unspoiled nature, from rugged islands and prehistoric landscapes to jagged cliffs and blanket boglands, are a highlight here.

County Sligo travel guide

4.1
Mountains · Cemeteries · Beaches
Yeats County
County Sligo draws visitors with stunning nature, distinct culture, and literary importance. In the northwest of Ireland, the county lies close to the border with Northern Ireland. This vantage point gives it a closer connection to the relations and tensions between the original Republic and the newly partitioned Northern Ireland. Despite cold temperatures, visitors come for surfing and other water activities such as stand-up paddling. The county's literary legacy begins with famous manuscripts written in medieval times, such as "Book of Ballymote," and "Annals of the Four Masters," among others. The legacy continues into the 20th century with poet Willliam Butler Yeats, whose poems were inspired by the landscape of northern Sligo.

County Leitrim travel guide

4.1
Waterfalls · Castles · Outdoor Activities
County Leitrim is a county in Ireland. It is in the province of Connacht and is part of the Border Region. It is named after the village of Leitrim. Founded in the early modern period, the county encompasses the historic Gaelic Ireland territory of West Bréifne corresponding to the northern part of the county, and Muintir Eolais or Conmaicne Réin, corresponding to the southern part. Leitrim County Council is the local authority for the county, which had a population of 31,972 according to the 2016 census.Geography and political subdivisionsLeitrim is the 26th largest of the 32 counties by area and the smallest by population on the island. It is the smallest of Connacht’s 5 counties in both size and population. Leitrim is bordered by the counties of Donegal to the north, Fermanagh to the north-east, Cavan to the east, Longford to the south, Roscommon to the south-west and Sligo to the west. Fermanagh is in Northern Ireland while all the other neighbouring counties are within Ireland.

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County Donegal travel guide

4.6
Castles · Lookouts · Historic Sites
O'Donnell's County
Encompassing nearly a fifth of the country's coastline, County Donegal remains one of Ireland's wildest regions. Despite its large size, the county houses just over 150,000 residents spread across a landscape of low mountains and natural sea loughs. A bastion of Gaelic culture, the region maintains a distinct cultural identity and a fierce spirit of independence, exemplified by the popular saying "Up here it's different." A place of extremes, County Donegal features a rugged interior and an even rockier coastline, boasting some of the highest sea cliffs in Europe. Still relatively undiscovered by foreign travelers, this region offers you a chance to discover a quieter side of Ireland largely untouched by commercialization and mass tourism.

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.

County Antrim travel guide

4.2
Geologic Formations · Bridges · Scenic Drive
The rugged landscapes of County Antrim include the Giant’s Causeway, a World Heritage Site widely regarded as one of the most striking locations in the world. The area is also known for its production of whiskey, as well as the lively nightlife of the modern seaside resorts. The county’s coastal scenery is part of a giant outdoor adventure playground, with challenging hiking trails and rock-climbing sites fit for the most extreme adventure-seekers. Evade crowding at the county’s most popular sites by visiting numerous quaint villages nestled deep inside lush river valleys.

County Down travel guide

4.1
Parks · Historic Sites · Spas
The mountainous landscape of County Down has managed to remain largely untouched despite a great deal of urban development over the last few years. The county’s famous Mourne Mountains, which dominate its countryside of lush fields and fertile farms, offer some of the best hillside hiking trails in this part of the world. The county features more than a rich landscape: This affluent area is dotted with luxurious private mansions, top-notch golf courses, and expensive restaurants. Easily reached from the capital, the usually tranquil Down comes to life on the weekends, when the city dwellers arrive to explore the county’s numerous antique shops and fresh seafood eateries.

County Armagh travel guide

3.9
Sacred & Religious Sites · Parks · Observatories

County Fermanagh travel guide

4.2
Caves · Castles · Historic Sites

County Monaghan travel guide

4.3
Golf Courses · Specialty Museums · Department Stores
County Monaghan is a county in Ireland. It is part of the Border Region and is in the province of Ulster. It is named after the town of Monaghan. Monaghan County Council is the local authority for the county. The population of the county is 60,483 according to the 2011 census. The county has existed since 1585, when the Mac Mathghamhna rulers of Airgíalla agreed to join the Kingdom of Ireland. Following the Irish War of Independence and the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, Monaghan was one of three Ulster counties to join the Irish Free State rather than Northern Ireland.Geography and political subdivisionsMonaghan is the fifth smallest of the Republic's 26 counties in area and fourth smallest by population. It is the smallest of Ulster's nine counties in size and also the smallest in terms of population.Baronies Cremorne (Críoch Mhúrn) Dartree (Dartraighe) Farney (Fearnaigh) Monaghan (Muineachán) Trough (An Triúcha)

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County Louth travel guide

4.2
Water Parks · Nightlife · Ruins
Wee County
Though it's an easy day trip from Dublin, County Louth offers enough rich history, cultural life, and natural landscape to be explored during a longer holiday. Ireland's smallest county, dubbed the Wee County, hosts many religious, medieval, and natural sights. In the 5th and 6th centuries, this area was the center of ecclesiastic life in the country. Several of its well-known towns were built up by Norman invaders in the 12th century, including the region's most popular tourist destination.

County Meath travel guide

4.2
Zoos · Ruins · Castles
Royal County
The birthplace of Irish civilization, County Meath served as a political center of Ireland for many centuries. The region's rich soil, the result of the last ice age, attracted the first settlers nearly 10,000 years ago. Thanks to an abundance of good land, plentiful water, and a strong farming tradition, the county remains one of Ireland's major agricultural regions, known for its production of potatoes, barley, milk, and grain. Much more than just fertile farmland, this area also boasts the country's largest Norman castle and one of the biggest megalithic complexes in the world, a sprawling archaeological site containing a network of 5,000-year-old burial mounds.