Ireland 2023

August 2, 2023 – August 12, 2023 

If you would like to see what and where we ate while we were traveling around Ireland.

Arrive in Dublin, pickup car and head to Waterford 2hr, then to Old Head of Kinsale 2hr 30 min, head to Killarney Park Hotel 2hr for the 2nd to the 5th three nights, While there, see  (Skellig Michael Landing Tour make reservations)  Ring of Kerry, Ross Castle, Muckross House, Torc Water Falls, INCE, Killarney town, Ring Of Kerry. Tour buses go anticlockwise, so when my husband and I visited, we went clockwise. From Killarney, you can travel towards Kenmare. Between these two points, you can visit Muckross House and the Torc Waterfall. Continuing on, you should stop at the Upper Lake and also Ladies View, a great viewpoint that looks out across the Killarney National Park and the MacGillycuddy Reeks mountains.

After passing through Kenmare, enjoy the views along the coast before you come to Sneem, a lovely little village. Depending on your timing, you could stop for a bite to eat here. From Sneem, continue west towards Cahersiveen, where you can detour onto Valentia Island via Portmagee to visit the Skellig Michael Visitor Centre or just enjoy a wander around the abandoned traditional buildings and coastal walks. You can also reach the island from Cahersiveen via a short ferry ride.

From Cahersiveen, you will be heading towards Killarney, which will take you about an hour if you don’t stop. However, there is one stop you need to make, and that is at the Gap of Dunloe. You can drive through the Gap in a car, although the jaunting car operators would have you believe otherwise. But the road is extremely narrow and dangerous. So, it might be better to walk or take one of the horses and cart rides through it for safety reasons. Yes, it’s touristy, but you cannot miss a visit to this beautiful part of the Ring of Kerry, passing by four lakes between the MacGillycuddy Reeks and the Purple Mountain Group. 5th, head to Benner hotel Dingel 1hr for 5th one night. Take Conner’s pass to get there Ring of Dingel. 6th ADARE MANOR 2hr arrive around 10:30 6th to the 8th for two nights.Horse Drawn Carriage, Falcorney, Horse Riding, Clay Pigeon Shooting. 8th DOONBEG TRUMP 1hr 20 min 8th to the 11th 3 nights.9th Loop Head Peninsula­, Loop head Lighthouse, Kilkee Cliff Walk lunch at the diamond rocks cafe.  10th The Cliffs of Moher, and  View the cliffs from a new perspective on the Cliffs of Moher Cruise, with daily sailings from Doolin. As you sail along the dramatic cliff coastline you can fully appreciate the natural sea arches, caves, and nature which are not easily seen from the cliff top, Golf in the PM on the 10th.  Doolin Cliff Cruise, BEACH RIDE ALONG THE BEAUTIFUL TWO-MILE STRETCH OF DOUGHMORE BEACH AT THE BACK OF THE RESORT, CLAY PIGEON SHOOTING, DOOLIN CAVE, AND AILLWEE CAVE 11th  Ashford Castle 2hr drive, Lake cruise boards 10:30 am leaves at 11:00 am, 1hr 15mins. Just relax and enjoy the property (Gardens)

12th, head to Dublin 3hr then stay at the Merrion Dublin.

Turnberry Trump Golf Club

Next stop was Adare Manor and that has it’s own Post because of how beautiful it was.  If you would like to see the post.

Next stop was one of Trump’s amazing properties. Doonbeg is beautiful.      If you would like to see the post.


Dublin, Ireland