Tour Itinerary for Ireland and part of the North -- May/June
Replies: 1 - Last Post: Jan 15, 2013 10:51 AM Last Post By: ehenness
Jan 10, 2013 9:00 AM
Tour Itinerary for Ireland and part of the North -- May/JuneWe are going to be travelling in Ireland for a good 2 weeks plus maybe a couple of days. We will be seeing parts of Northern Ireland at the beginning and end of our Ireland trip as we have family in Belfast. In total we'll be visiting about 4 weeks.
I've just read the thread "Ireland in August" and that thread has helped us tremendously already on knowing what to stop and see while in Dublin, travelling down the coast, Ring of Kerry, Dingle and that whole area. We hope to move along to Galway Bay, up the west coast and at some point I'd like to get to Donegal. There is sooooo much in between. Any hilites and "must not miss" places are what I want to hear about, expecially if off the beaten track.
We both like walking, meeting people, live music -- traditional, of course -- and getting of the beaten track to see spectacular scenery.
Looking forward to your replies.
Jan 15, 2013 10:51 AM
1Since you are spending time in Northern Ireland, the drive from Belfast to Port Rush along the coast (the scenic route via Carrickfergus, Larne etc) has gorgeous scenery (if you are renting your own vehicle this drive will feel off the beaten path as it isn't the direct route north from Belfast, many small towns along the way, some sectarian ones, interesting to see). Along this route are Carrickfergus castle, Dunluce castle, Giant's Causeway, and Carrick a rede rope bridge. Carrickfergus castle is one of the better maintained castles I've seen in Ireland. Dunluce is very scenic.
As for the south, the farthest Northwest I went was Galway, so beyond that I don't know much.
Enjoy your travels!
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