Are you ready to hit the road? If you are interested in touring Ireland with your motorhome, the following advice will be invaluable as you plan your itinerary.
- Start and end in Dublin.
Dublin is the capital city of Ireland, and if you are preparing for a road trip, it is a good idea to leave from Dubin and then make your way back to the city. If you need to stay in Dublin for a period of time, there are great apartment rentals available in the city. Simply look into short term rental options.
Prior to heading out of Dublin, allot yourself some time to view the city’s highlights. O’Connell Street is a popular spot; make sure to stop in to the Temple Bar to refresh yourself. The Guinness Storehouse is another “must see” and you should also spend some time at Trinity College, which has a wonderful history.
Once you have finished looking around the city, you are ready to hit the road! Make your way toward Galway; there are castles and fortresses on the route that are sure to impress. Your first stop, though, may very well be the Martello Tower. This is where the author James Joyce once lived. Also, put Athenry Castle on your list. This medieval town will take you back in time and is probably unlike anything you have ever seen.
- Put the Ring of Kerry on your itinerary.
Located in the southwest portion of the country, the Ring of Kerry is a visually appealing area that is perfect for road trippers. There is a coastline, lakes and even mountains. You will hardly be able to believe your eyes as you travel through this area. In addition, if you want to see St. Mary’s Cathedral, head from Killarney towards Killorglin. If you happen to be making your way through Ireland in August, try to plan to be at the three day Puck Fair that is celebrated in Killorglin. It is a great experience!
- Consider going North.
The northern part of Ireland is also beautiful, and many people on road trips enjoy heading from Belfast to Londonderry. Take the Causeway Coastal route; it is full of history and you will have the opportunity to see Giant’s Causeway. There are 40,000 basalt columns that were formed by cooling lava more than 60 million years ago. There are also a few other noteworthy stops, including the Carrick-a-rede- Rope Bridge.
- See the Countryside.
The Trim is a great place to go if you want to see a bit of nature. Located only 60 minutes from Dublin, it is a historic area that features the Trim Castle. Braveheart was filmed on its grounds. There are also a lot of cathedrals, gates, abbeys and even a friary to see.
So, get your motor home insurance cover ready and visit Ireland. There’s plenty to see and do in this wee Emerald isle and plenty of great road trips too.