Road Trip: most beautiful Ireland’s places in 2.5 days

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Slea Head Drive

If you feel as if your mind starts to rot and cravings to travel are becoming just unbearable to deal with, here’s a recipe to treat your hungry travellers heart. Rather simple really.

 

Ingredients:

 

à Rented car; you’ll need a credit card, or cash, or a friend with these two.

à Road map (one you ‘borrowed’ from your work)

à Your camera (no way without it)

à A CD full of proper songs for road trip; recommendations: Eels- Mr.

Just drying my feets after the swim
E’s Beautiful Blues, Green Day- Holidays, Tom Cochrane- Life is a Highway (p.s. the best song for a road trip), Journey- Don’t Stop believin, etc etc.

 

And that’s it, you’re all set. A working week has 2 days off, and they’re all yours. So on Friday, straight after work, get your stuff packed, rent a car, and off you go. Anytime the dusk catches you, stop at the first Bed & Breakfast (just don’t rush to think that “all rooms en suit”, and “FULL Irish breakfast” is actually true, but hey, what else should you expect for 35 EU).

 

Make sure you stop at a nice café before the noon for a portion of scones and an Irish coffee (got bless the non-driving ones).

 

Warning: do not think that travelling in a car means that you won’t get tired. You’ll be knackered at the end of the day!

 

Quick resume of the trip:

 

1.

Goal: Killarney, Kerry.

2. Got the car on Friday straight after work. Got a B&B booked in Adare, Limerick. Left Dublin around 8pm. Arrived to Adare at midnight. Saved the whole 4-5 hours driving to the destination on Saturday.

3. 8am “full” Irish breaky, left Adare, arrived to Dingle before noon, had scones and Irish coffee.

4. Slea Head Drive. Absolutely amazing places! Had a nice swim in the Atlantics! P.S. first time ever in Ireland since all these years living in the country!!! One huge thing ticked of the TO-DO list! P.S. the most proper song to listen to full volume on the beach full of surfers and other people enjoying the magic of the moment: Dolly Parton- Nine to Five; everyone was about to clap).

5. Further destination: Ring of Kerry. Same day. Long way (P.S. Check the map). Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Arrived to Killarney in the evening, got into the first B&B, went to the town, the first pub, got FOOOOOD, ate ON the bar, got the plate empty in 2 min 33 sec, straight to bed, dead.

6. Continental breaky at 8am. Destinations of the day: Ladies View (once again, didn’t think we’ve enjoyed that enough yesterday) at Killarney National Park, Ring of Kerry, the waterfall (not sure if it had a name), Gap of Dunloe, and the quick peak at the Carrantuohill, the highest mountain in Ireland (quick peak, because there’s not much ways to get there with a car).

And also, unfortunately, the way back home.

 

Fast - food / fast - life / fast - society… fast travelling. Gotta get the best of every day off you get. Satisfied the biological need to travel.

 

Well done. I want mooooooore!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

foungli says:
Do you think 3 days is enough for Kerry?
Posted on: Apr 03, 2009
JoePink says:
Good Job on the blog, an yes we want mooooore!!!!
Posted on: Jul 21, 2008
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Slea Head Drive
Slea Head Drive
Just drying my feets after the swim
Just drying my feets after the swim
Ring Of Kerry
Ring Of Kerry
Dingle
Dingle
Slea Head
Slea Head
looks a bit like Cliffs of Moher
looks a bit like Cliffs of Moher
my buddy tryin to jump off the cli…
my buddy tryin to jump off the cl…
our car
our car
the driver ;)
the driver ;)
THAT was trying to snaffle our sna…
THAT was trying to snaffle our sn…
just awesome
just awesome
thats where i had my first swim i…
that's where i had my first swim …
the poser ;)
the poser ;)
me in my sexy undies (not even a s…
me in my sexy undies (not even a …
Ladies View
Ladies View
Scoooones! Irish coooooffee! ;)
Scoooones! Irish coooooffee! ;)
Couldnt even fish a can, was total…
Couldnt even fish a can, was tota…
The Waterfall
The Waterfall
Didnt even bother lo get out of th…
Didnt even bother lo get out of t…
and no wander why! as soon as you …
and no wander why! as soon as you…
Gap of Danloe
Gap of Danloe
Oh yeah, baby- BAYWATCH!!!! :D :D …
Oh yeah, baby- BAYWATCH!!!! :D :D…
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