The Best Road Trip Destinations In Ireland

We've put together our top 5 road trip destinations for you to visit this summer in Ireland!

The Wild Atlantic Way

The worlds longest recognised coastal drive at over 2,500KM, the Wild Atlantic Way is the pinnacle of scenic road trip destinations in Ireland. It begins in the coastal village of Kinsale, county Cork and snakes along the rugged coastlines of Kerry, Limerick, Clare, Galway, Mayo, Sligo and finally reaching it's destination in Donegal.

Along the way you will cruise through the breathtaking Slieve League Cliffs, experience the beauty of 'Yeats County' and catch a glimpse of Irelands only cable car on the Beara Peninsula. As you travel through Sligo, a perfect photo opportunity awaits with the famous Benbulben flat topped mountain in the background. Fresh seafood in Mullaghmore is a must, too.

If there is one Irish road trip you should do, this is it.

The Wicklow Way

Live in Dublin? Well right on your doorstep lies some of the most beautiful mountain scenery that the east coast of Ireland has to offer! Begin your summer road trip in the capitol city and follow the R759, winding through the stunning Dublin mountains via the famous 'Sally Gap'.

Find the source of the River Liffey as you travel south, visiting 'Guinness Lake' along the way. Powerscourt Waterfall nestles at the foot of Djouce mountain, a popular hill-walking destination and if you continue towards Roundwood, the well known monastery settlement of Glendalough isn't far away.

The Ring Of Kerry

The world famous Ring of Kerry route begins and ends in the stunning, sleepy town of Killarney. Nestled in the heart of one of the most beautiful counties in Ireland, the Ring of Kerry is a picturesque mix of rough mountain terrain and sweeping lakes. Follow the N71 towards Molls Gap and enjoy a mid morning coffee at Avoca, situated at the Gap itself.

The vintage towns of Sneem, Waterville and Derrynane are some of the most postcard-perfect lunchtime stop off locations as you travel through the heartland of ​rural Ireland. Travel out to the sprawling ocean and visit the set of Star Wars at Skellig Michael, pictured right.

The Burren Loop

The Burren National Park, a recognised Unesco World Heritage Site, nestles on the coastline of county Clare. Begin your road trip in the bustling town of Galway and follow the N67 south towards the seaside surfing village of Lahinch. The dramatic Burren landscape is one of the most unique natural beauties in the world, and makes for the perfect Instagram photograph.

Windswept and untamed, the loop follows the jagged coastline of Clare, past the Cliffs of Moher, where you can enjoy an afternoon stop-off at the beautiful cafe on the cliffs. Travel towards Spanish Point and enjoy the aggressive nature of the Atlantic ocean, crashing against the west coast of Ireland.

The Causeway Coast

Beginning in the busy city of Belfast, the Causeway Coastal route snakes up through the glens of Antrim towards Torr Head, passing through Cushendun, Cushendall and Carnlough on the way. ​​Continue towards the famous Giants Causeway, stopping off at Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge and Dunluce castle on the way. A short detour south will take you towards the 'Dark Hedges' a recognisable location from Game of Thrones.

The Giants Causeway is one of the must-see locations of Ireland, a unique, one-of-a-kind natural phenomenon settled on the coastline of the north coast. Close by is the vintage towns of Bushmills and Portstewart, the perfect afternoon lunch stop. Finish your road-trip with a game of volleyball on Portstewart strand, or swim if you're brave enough to take on the harsh Atlantic sea.

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The perfect road trip is only made better by travelling in the perfect road trip vehicle. To help, we've put together a list of the best road trip vehicles Windsor offers, packed full of entertainment features and space for all the family. Check it out below!

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