Four weeks spent driving over 3000 kilometers around Ireland. Through scenic landscape after scenic landscape, we were spoiled for choice for which area was the best. We still cannot choose. We hold Ireland as the most beautiful country we have seen…. yet..
The driver, Jacob, and I as (piss poor) navigator with our trusty mini mini camper named Jedi.
She provided a form of transport and a home for us.
Towering castles, small beautiful villages, sweeping landscapes, ragged coastline and amazing mountain passes. With so many different places to see, one could easily spend a lifetime here enjoying the beautiful countryside. Jacob got to see his father’s homeland and embrace his Irish blood by filling it with Guinness.
Using Trustedhousesitters and Jedi, our accommodation costs were low. Camping sites proved to be quite expensive but provided much needed showers in the summer time.
It was also our first destination for our camper, a great place to test her out and figure out and fix the kinks.
Places we visited:
Must See in Ireland:
We began our road trip landing by ferry in Rosslare and we departed 4 weeks later at the Dublin port. With so many ferry ports on the East Coast, you could begin a round trip anywhere.
We ended up doubling back on ourselves a little, we wanted to see the Giants Causeway again and also go to Titanic Belfast. Not the most economical route, but we felt we couldn’t leave Ireland and Northern Ireland without seeing a little bit more.
We used Irish Ferries, they offer cheaper rates if you are willing to be on a late night or super early ferry. The ferry docks provide car parking long before your ferry will depart. We would show up at 9pm, set up Jedi to sleep, then get on our 2 or 3am ferry.
Our recommended Must See’s can be enjoyed by yourself on your own road trip, or with a tour. As Ireland is so scenic, there are many different bus tours around the country.
Be sure to include these amazing locations.
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