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Planning Your Road Trip Through Ireland

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Ireland is a place absolutely brimming with history and culture. It’s a fabulous place to take a
road trip because of all the beautiful scenery there is to see as you go.
But have you ever thought about the places you’d need to visit on your cultural Irish drive?
Whether you like the city or the country, you can cover both on this road trip through Ireland.
So get your car insurance ready, pack up the boot, and get going!

Dublin

You can start your road trip in the wonderful city of Dublin. It wouldn’t surprise us if you
decided to spend most of your time here, because it has such a rich culture, and plenty to
do.

National Gallery of Ireland

If art is your thing, you could take some time wandering around the National Gallery of
Ireland. The idea for the gallery came about in 1852, after the success of the Great
Exhibition in London, 1851. The gallery officially opened in 1864 and has been expanding ever since.

Trinity College Library

If you’re a big reader, you need to visit Trinity College Library. It contains approximately 6
million volumes, and is a real site to see.

Dublin Zoo

If you want a more laid back day out, then a trip to Dublin Zoo wouldn’t go amiss. It’s one of
Dublin’s most popular attractions and contains some 400 animals spread over the 28
hectare park.

Cork

It’s a 3-hour drive from Dublin to the next stop off, Cork. Whilst here, it’s worth a visit to the
Rock of Cashel. It was originally the seat of the High Kings of Munster in the 5th Century. If
you have an interest in architecture, then this unusual building should be one to try. There’s
a round tower, a chapel of King Cormac Mac Carthaigh, and a cathedral to see.

Blarney Village
Blarney village is very near to Cork. It contains a 10th Century castle, Blarney Castle. The
castle contains so much history and has harboured many stories, including the one that
states if you kiss the stone whilst hanging upside down, you’ll be lost for words.

The English Market

The English Market is located in the heart of Cork City. The market has been trading since 1788 and is one of the world’s oldest municipal markets. Artisan bread, freshly caught seafood, fruit and coffee can all be found here.

Clare

Bordered on the West by the Atlantic Ocean Clare has a lot to offer. It hosts the oldest known evidence of human activity in Ireland.

Cliffs of Moher

It’s clear to see why the Cliffs Of Moher is one of Ireland’s most popular tourist attractions! Stunning views from the cliff top looking out over the Atlantic Ocean, you can guarantee it would definitely be a view to remember!

The Burren

The Burren isn’t just a boring landscape of rock, it’s packed with exotic rocks, plants, animals, insects and birds. Keep an eye out for fossils as the history of The Burren begins 330 million years ago!

Doolin Cave

The cave was only discovered in 1952, but it quickly became a popular tourist attraction,
thanks to the star of the show, the longest free-hanging stalactite in the Northern
Hemisphere. It’s over 23 feet in length, and spectacular to behold.

The Doolin Cave is situated near the Cliffs of Moher, and about 2 hours’ drive
from Cork.

Where else will your Irish cultural road trip take you?

This post was a collaborative post with Chill Insurance.

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