Self-drive tours are the perfect opportunity to explore the stunning sights of Ireland at your own pace. Ireland is famous for its green fields which you will be marinated in during your self-drive tour. We have compiled a list of must-visit destinations when embarking on an Ireland fly drive adventure
- Rock of Cashel
The Rock of Cashel is located in the heart of Tipperary town and is classed as one of Ireland’s most iconic tourist attractions. The Rock of Cashel attracts thousands of visitors each year. The historic medieval buildings include a 12th century round tower, High Cross and Romanesque Chapel, 13th-century Gothic cathedral, 15th century Castle and the restored Hall of the Vicars Choral
The Rock of Cashel dates back to the 12th century and the historic features of the castle are conveyed throughout the guided tour which they provide. The guided tour lasts approximately 45 minutes and provides a leaflet in French, German, Italian, Spanish and Polish.
The Rock of Cashel is open all year round but the opening hours depend on different seasons:
Mid Sept. – Mid Oct. Daily 09.00 – 17.30
Mid Oct. – Mid March Daily 09.00 – 16.30
Mid-March – Early June Daily 09.00 – 17.30
Early June – Mid Sept. Daily 09.00 – 19.00
2. Blarney Castle
Blarney Castle and Gardens is located in the heart of County Cork and boasts its elegant and tranquil gardens which flock thousands of tourist to the attraction each year and continues to be a popular destination for photography.
Built over 600 years ago, the Blarney Castle and Gardens is a perfect visit to explore the great outdoors while fitting in some exercise. The Blarney Castle is famous for ‘kissing the Blarney Stone’ which is a unique experience to many.
When you are embarking on a self-drive tour, the Blarney Castle should definitely be at the top of your list.
Tickets for the Blarney Castle can be purchased on their website and are priced as follows:
Adult @ €16.00 (normally €18.00)
Child (8-16 years, under 8s free) @ €7.00 (normally €8.00)
Senior (over 60) / Student @ €13.00 (normally €14.00)
Family (2 Adults 2 Children) @ €40.00 (normally €45.00)
3. Wild Atlantic Way
The Way Atlantic Way is well-known all over the world for its dramatic landscape. The Wild Atlantic Way is spread across 2,500km of coastline which can be explored by both driving and foot.
Popular with those on a honeymoon in Ireland, some of the routes on the Wild Atlantic Way include Northern Headlands, Cliff Coast, Surf Coast, Southern Peninsulas and Haven Coast.
On your self-drive vacation, you can park up the car and explore the idyllic scenery by foot. If you wish to have an extended stay along the Wild Atlantic Way, we have provided different self-drive itineraries you can embark on your visit to Ireland.