During my two and a half week stay in Ireland last summer I was happy to have found many wonderful destinations within Ireland and Northern Ireland. I put together this quick reference guide for anyone planning a trip and wondering where the must-see spots are. While they may be all over the place, they are TOTALLY worth the car rental (and yes, you must rent one and drive on the LEFT side of the road). Don’t worry, if I can manage driving the Ring of Kerry on the left side of the road – anyone can. Here are my 6 must-see places in Ireland & Northern Ireland!
2. The Giant’s Causeway
You can read all about my adventures in Northern Ireland here. If you love history, or just really pretty scenery, this destination is for you. The rock formations look like tree stumps and you can climb them as they jut out into the ocean. We went on a cloudy/rainy day and it was still one of the most beautiful sights I’ve seen!
3. The Cliffs of Moher
4. The Ring of Kerry
we were ushered in for tea and biscuits. Our room was more like an apartment and strolling around the city was very easy. I highly recommend stopping at Franciscan’s Well, a neat little brewery that makes their own pizza. The brewery was built on top of an old monastery. Take the tour; it’s worth it!