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Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

posted by Cathy    9 Dec 2015   Ireland County Cork, AND Ireland Wild Atlantic Way AND Ireland West Coast

Our drive through County Cork continues as we wind our way through a number of small coastal towns like Timoleague and Glandore then start exploring the peninsulas (rings) that jut out into the sea along the 'Wild Atlantic Way'. The drive out to Mizens Head and around Mizen Peninsula was brilliant with amazing coastal scenery. We found a nice spot to camp the night along Sheepshead Peninsula as recommended by a local at Bantry. The rain started as we began to explore The Ring of Beara so we found a pulloff to ride out the storm for the afternoon and night, not wanting to miss any of the scenery in this beautiful part of Ireland.

We had already been impressed with our drive around three of the peninsulas on the coast of SW Ireland and in this album we really enjoy the beautiful Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula. Amazing scenery! There are also various ancient forts and castle ruins to explore along the scenic drive called the Wild Atlantic Way. We end this part of the trip with a visit to the lovely city of Killarney. Can't wait to visit the rest of Ireland.

The trip along Ireland's west coast is brilliant with the most stunning of this amazing coastline being the Cliffs of Moher. We continue to explore the old churches and ruins of castles, friaries and medieval towers. We come across plenty as we drive the Wild Atlantic Way. Walking around the towns that we stay in, like Galway, is always fun. In every country we make sure we try the local wine/beer/whiskey and sample the local foods. That can be interesting!

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North West Coast of Ireland

posted by Peter    19 Dec 2015    Ireland's Atlantic Coast - County Galway to Mayo AND Ireland - Around Donegal and West Coast AND County Donegal to Londonderry

We explore Ireland travelling through County Galway and County Mayo to Lake Conn near Ballina. Highlights were the Connemara National Park and Achill Island. Along the way we visit castle and abbey ruins, climbed and walked across bogs, up headlands and along flooded rivers and especially enjoyed the scenic coastal drives.

The Wild Atlantic Way continues with some more interesting and beautiful beaches and bays but it is not all about the coastline of Ireland. We also visit the fabulous Marble Arch Caves, the mountains and waterfalls around Glencar, ancient Tully Castle and Florence Court and of course the historic town of Donegal. Loving Ireland!

The north-west coast of Ireland is stunning with lots of walks and great views. This is the last section of 'The Wild Atlantic Way' with the highllights being Silver League, Horn Head and Malin Head. We really enjoyed our visit to Derry/Londonderry. We feel we have gained a much better understanding of the history of that troubled city and appreciate the resilience of the people creating the wonderful city it is today.

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What's this travel site about?

  • We love to travel and want to share our photos and experences with you.
  • Are you planning similar trips and holidays? The information on this site will be particularly useful for those who are planning a roadtrip, around Australia, New Zealand or UK and Europe.
  • Our home base is Queensland so we never let a holiday go by without trying somewhere new like a houseboat around Moreton Bay, sailing a catamaran around the Whitsunday Islands, camping and bush walking through rainforests or 4WD-ing at Fraser Island. Please Explore our Aussie Holiday site...

Aussie Holidays

  • Discover Australia by following our real life adventures as we take every holiday opportunity to see as much of Australia as we can. Our motto is to see Australia first and we have done our best to live up to that.
  • We love travelling, not only to the usual tourist destinations but also off-road to some of the more inaccessible and spectacular scenic areas that Australia has to offer.
  • This country is very diverse and we aim to see it all. Our longest adventure was a road trip around Australia for nearly 7 months. NOT LONG ENOUGH! We are already planning the next one which will be 12 months.

Overseas Holidays

  • Australian holidays are the focus of this website BUT of course we don't just holiday around Australia.
  • We have most recently been on a cruise around the Pacific Islands of New Caledonia, to Vanuatu, Fiji, New Zealand, Alaska and Canada.
  • In 2015 we set off on the BIG TRIP to UK and Europe for 12 months in a Motorhome.
  • Armed with a digital camera we always take WAY too many photos so culling them down to put up on the website sometimes takes a while. Check regularly for TRIPS AND PHOTOS .