Translating directly to ‘Inlets of the Sea’, Connemara is the Irish coastline as you see in the movies. Narrow roads wind in and around small sandy bays, towering coves and coastal hamlets.
Sometimes referred to as the ‘real capital of Ireland’ Cork is a lively riverfront city that balances old and new perfectly. Think snug pubs with local live bands playing into the wee hours.
The west is any nature lover’s dream with hiking paths running along a wild and wooly rugged and plenty of protected space inside the boundaries of its natural parks. The Cliffs of Moher are unmissable; stretching for 8km from Doolin to Hag’s Head in County Clare, the iconic fingers of rock stretch out into the water below, see them from the water to see the full nature of their majesty.
Dublin is the country’s capital and a great place to start a stay in Ireland. The city is a network of Georgian architecture, has a true to reputation pub culture and offers a wealth of galleries and museums.
Home to Ireland’s most iconic scenery – a medley of cliffs being bashed by the Atlantic and stretches of sand perfect for blustery walks in Autumn and brave swims in summer. Colourful Killarney, where pubs hum with Irish music and shops sell Irish fare, backs onto Killarny National Park, and makes a perfect base to explore.
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