Top things to do in Ireland
Here at Flynn’s Coaches we have had the pleasure of driving from coast to coast across this wonderful country of ours for over 50 years now, we believe that this gives us a unique insight into the hidden treasures Ireland has to offer. With this in mind we are going to use this blog post to share some of our insider knowledge. If you or your loved ones are planning a trip to Ireland, be sure to put these magnificent destinations on your itinerary and don’t forget to get in touch to book your private bus tour or chauffeur service.
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In this blog post we are going to look at the west coast and the south coast and will follow up with another article next month, when we will explore some of the must see sights in the north and east of Ireland.
The Wild West
The west coast of Ireland is littered with secluded bays, historical sites, breath-taking scenery and an abundance of unique hotels and restaurants. A trip along the Wild Atlantic Way is an absolute must when visiting our wonderful country. While visiting the west coast you simply have to stop off at the following spots, perhaps spend a night or two and enjoy time with the locals in the evenings.
• Clifden Town in the heart of Connemara. A picturesque coastal town nestled between the mountains with views of Galway Bay which you can experience nowhere else. This impressive town plays host to some of the best hotels, guesthouses and restaurants in the country and knows how to extend a welcome that you will remember for the rest of your days.
• The Cliffs of Moher. It goes without saying that you can’t visit the west coast of Ireland without experiencing the views from these world-renowned cliffs. With views stretching out across the Atlantic Ocean, it’s the perfect spot to reflect on life, nature and the all-encompassing power of our oceans.
• Skelig Michael. For those Star Wars enthusiasts out there, you will recognise this UNESCO World Heritage site from the new trilogy, particularly in the latest release ‘ The Last Jedi’. This incredibly historic island is located off the south west coast of Ireland and let us tell you that it is even more impressive than it looks on the big screen. Early booking is essential to ensure you can gain access to the island, also be aware that the weather on the day may impact on whether the island is accessible.
The Sunny South Coast
The south coast of Ireland is without doubt one of the most beautiful parts of the country. Dotted with small villages, historic castles, museums and activities, you can be sure your time in the south of Ireland will be an absolute pleasure.
Some of our favourite places to visit in the south of Ireland:
Cork City: Cork City is the ideal place to spend a few nights when exploring everything the south has to offer. The city is extremely easy to navigate with most attractions within walking distance and for those of you who want to explore the culinary delights on offer, you really couldn’t be in a better place.
During your time in Cork City, make some time to visit the following attractions:
• Cork Butter Museum
• The Shandon Bells (The 4 Liars)
• The Crawford Art Gallery
• Blackrock Observatory
All of the following attractions are within striking distance of Cork City:
• Fota Wildlife Park
• Cobh Heritage Town
• The Jameson Distillery
• Blarney Castle
• Garnish Island
Kerry in the South West: County Kerry is renowned for it’s warm welcome and is recognised as being the most rugged, scenic county in the country. Whilst here, make sure you visit the following attractions and spend a few nights enjoying the culture, food, craic agus ceol!
• Take a bus trip along the Ring of Kerry and stop for lunch in one of the many dedicated picnic spots along the route.
• Killarney National Park: Forests, mountains, lakes, fauna and wildlife that will leave you speechless.
• The Dingle Peninsula: This popular destination is home to the resident ‘Fungi’ the dolphin and is well worth a visit for the views, shopping experience, welcoming hostelries and friendly locals.
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If you are currently planning a trip to Ireland and would like to know more about local attractions, please do get in touch with the team here at Flynn’s Coaches and we will ensure you don’t miss a thing. Our coaches are available for private hire and we will be happy to put together a schedule and itinerary for you as well as recommendations on places to eat and stay during your holiday of a lifetime.