My Irish Vacation
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Suggested Itineraries

Although Ireland is a relatively small country (about the same size as Maine) it takes time to travel around, particularly on the West Coast, where the roads are small. Many visitors make the mistake of trying to travel around the entire country during their visit, and see only the dashboard of the rental car for most of the vacation. We advise you to choose an area (we recommend beautiful Donegal) and stay there – it is a county that has everything you will want to see during your vacation, and has all the amenities and facilities to make you comfortable. You will want to make friends, meet people, and enjoy being in Ireland, so we advise you to choose Ireland’s friendliest county, and stay with us for your vacation.


6 days in Ireland.

Day 1: Arrive Dublin. Enjoy overnight in City-centre hotel & sightseeing in Dublin’s Temple Bar, Trinity College & Grafton Street area.

Day 2: Drive/Bus to Bundoran, Co. Donegal. (Approx 4 hours travel) Check in to hotel/self catering/B&B or hostel, and enjoy local hospitality

Day 3: Visit Yeats County – Druncliffe, burial place of W.B. Yeats, Lissadell House, Glencar Waterfall.

Day 4: Visit Glenveagh National Park & Castle, stopping off at Magees of Donegal Town, home of the famous Donegal Tweed.

Day 5: Enjoy a day of local activity in Bundoran – from golf to surfing, fishing, hiking, cycling, or a pleasant stroll around the famous Rougey Walk, this seaside town has the views and the facilities to make a day in the outdoors very special.

Day 6: Return to Dublin for departure.


9 days in Ireland.

Day 1: Arrive Dublin. Enjoy overnight in City-centre hotel & sightseeing in Dublin’s Temple Bar, Trinity College & Grafton Street area.

Day 2: Dublin – visit Kilmainham Jail, Dublin, an excellent guided tour of the prison where many of the famous of Irish history spent some time – also, check out the Guinness factory Tour and the W.B. Yeats Exhibition at The National Library.

Day 2: Drive/Bus to Bundoran, Co. Donegal. (Approx 4 hours travel) Check in to hotel/self catering/B&B or hostel, and enjoy local hospitality

Day 3: Visit Yeats County – Drumcliffe, burial place of W.B. Yeats, Lissadell House, Glencar Waterfall.

Day 4: Visit Glenveagh National Park & Castle, and then travel into the Rosses with a stop-off at Leo’s tavern, home to Irish Singer Enya and Irish musicians Clannad.

Day 5: Enjoy a day of local activity in Bundoran – from golf to surfing, fishing, hiking, cycling, or a pleasant stroll around the famous Rougey Walk, this seaside town has the views and the facilities to make a day in the outdoors very special.

Day 6: Day trip to Donegal Town, with a visit to the famous O’ Donnell Castle, a trip on the Donegal Bay Waterbus, and a visit to Magees of Donegal Town, home of the famous Donegal Tweed.

Day 7: A visit to the highest sea-cliffs in Europe, at Sliabh League, in the heart of the county. Enjoy the unique hospitality of GlenColmcille, a gaelic-speaking community in this stunningly scenic peninsula.

Day 8: A visit to Ballyshannon, one of Ireland’s oldest towns- check out the Mass Rock at the Abbey, and the wonderful St. Patrick’s Well. See the birthplace of musician Rory Gallagher, and pop into Slevin’s for some great shopping bargains

Day 9: Return to Dublin for departure.

Other options for your itinerary:

 

Attraction                                               Interest                                 Distance Driving from Bundoran

Creevykeel Tombs, Co. Sligo

History

10 mins

Abbey Lands and Mill, Ballyshannon

History

10 mins

Coleman Heritage Centre, Sligo

Cultural History, Music

14 mins

Belleek Pottery , Fermanagh

History/Crafts

15 mins

Organic Centre Rossinver, Leitrim

Environment

15 mins

Donegal Castle , Donegal Town

History

20 mins

Glencar Waterfall

Public, Co. Leitrim

Natural wonder

28 mins

Parke’s Castle, Co. Leitrim

History

32 mins

Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetry, Co. Sligo

History

45 mins

Sligo Folk Park

History

50 mins

Eagles Flying/ Irish Raptor Research Centre, Co. Sligo

Nature/animals

50 mins

Marble Arch Caves Co. Fermanagh

Natural wonder

60 mins

Arigna Mining Experience Co. Roscommon

History

60 mins

King House, Boyle, Co. Roscommon

History

60 mins

Old Courthouse Lifford, Co. Donegal

History

65 mins

Newmills Corn and Flax Mills, Co. Donegal

History

70 mins

Ulster American Folk Museum, Omagh, Co. Tyrone

History

80 mins

An Grainan Aileach, Ring Fort

History

80 mins

Slieve League Sea Cliffs

Natural Wonder

85 mins

Glenveagh House and National Park

History/ Nature

85 mins