Southern Ireland

This is the route we took (in green) during our weekend in Ireland

We flew from Heathrow to Cork, via Dublin. There we collected two Vauxhall Corsa hire cars, had a look around Cork, spent the afternoon at Blarney Castle and then went down to a B&B in Kinsale for the Friday night. The next morning we set off along the coast, up over the spectacular Macgillycuddy's Reeks to a hotel in Killarney. On the Sunday, we decided to take a quick run out to the Dingle Peninsular, which in hindsight was a bit too ambitious. A combination of bad roads, congested with miles of slow traffic stuck behind oversized coaches meant that we spent all day driving and then had a mad sprint across the A22 back to Cork just in time to catch our flight back to Dublin. We were then delayed several hours at the airport. All in all, however, it was a good weekend and we saw lots of the great Irish countryside.

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