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Dublin - Kilkenny - Waterford - Cork - Killarney - Limerick (Self Drive)
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This is a suggested independent itinerary that you customize. Please select the best flights, hotels, trains, activities, transportation and number of nights in each destination to fit your needs.
A self-drive vacation package through Ireland allows you the flexibility to explore at your own leisure. Start, in Dublin (where intimate, authentic pubs and trendy coffee houses will surely delight) then, pick up your car and drive along the country visiting: Kilkenny (full of large castles and beautiful abbeys) , then, Waterford (the world famous home of Waterford Crystal; splendid clear, pristine beaches and charming villages) and Cork (Blarney Castle, Old Midleton Distillery, Drombeg Stone Circle). Continue to Killarney (Muckross House and Gardens, Ring of Kerry) and the beautiful medieval city of Limerick (King John`s Castle, Lough Gur Neolithic Settlement and Stone Age Centre). Drive to Shannon to catch your flight back home. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

This 10 night sample itinerary includes:
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Dublin
  • Rental Car for 9 days
  • Hotel for 1 night in Kilkenny
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Waterford
  • Hotel for 1 night in Cork
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Killarney
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Limerick
  • Driving Time
    Dublin - Kilkenny: 1 hr. 30 mins. approx.
    Kilkenny - Waterford: 45 mins. approx.
    Waterford - Cork: 1 hr. 50 mins. approx.
    Cork - Killarney: 1 hr. 20 mins. approx.
    Killarney - Limerick: 1 hr. 35 mins. approx.
    Limerick - Shannon Airport: 30 mins. approx.


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Dublin (137)     Killarney (15)     Waterford (11)     Cork (9)     Kilkenny (13)     Limerick (17)    
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1. Dublin
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2. Kilkenny
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3. Waterford
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4. Cork
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5. Killarney
   (51 hotels)
6. Limerick
   (16 hotels)
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2 nights in Dublin

With over 1000 years of history Dublin has experienced many changes, particularly in the last decade. European Union membership and increased prosperity have transformed Dublin into a multicultural city with a thriving economy, ranking it among the top tourist destinations in Europe. An hour walk from the top of Grafton Street, across the Liffey, up O'Connell Street, and farther into north Dublin is a walk through time and, also a glimpse of some of the pieces that must eventually fit together.

Visit Trinity College and the Book of Kells, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin Castle, the Guinness Storehouse and Jameson Distillery, Temple Bar, St. Stephen's Green and the National Museums and so much more!



1 nights in Kilkenny

Irelands' smallest city both by area and population, Kilkenny is a beautiful medieval city with narrow streets, well-preserved churches, a great castle on a hilltop, and many old buildings. Kilkenny's city center can also brag about its nightlife, live music, and stand-up comedy scenes. One of Ireland's' largest arts festivals is based here, as are a number of craft fairs and comedy festivals.

Visit The Tholsel, Kilkenny Castle, Butler Gallery, Rothe House, St Canice's Cathedral, The Black Abbey, Black Freren Gate, and so much more!



2 nights in Waterford

Waterford, located on the River Suir, is the oldest city in the Republic of Ireland and one of the county's largest population centers. The storied history of Waterford started in 914CE, making Waterford older than most European capitals! Not only can people learn a lot about history walking down these winding, hilly streets, they can take a special souvenir home: authentic Waterford crystal!

Visit Reginald's Tower, Bishops' Palace, House of Waterford Crystal, Clock Tower on the Quays, Beach Tower, Double Tower, Treasures of Waterford Museums, Mount Congreve, and so much more!



1 nights in Cork

Founded in the late 6th century by Saint Finbarr, Cork is Ireland's second largest city. A famous landmark is the Shandon Steeple of St. Ann's Church, which contains the Bells of Shandon. Other interesting places to visit are the English market in the center of the city, the University founded in 1845 and the very steep St Patrick's Hill, from the top of which are magnificent views over the entire metropolis. The River Lee flows through the city forming one of the world's largest natural harbours.

Visit the Shandon Bells, Saint Finbarr's Cathedral, the Cork City Gaol, the English Market and the nearby Blarney Castle and Cobh Harbor.




2 nights in Killarney

Killarney (Cill Airne in Irish) is the gateway to the Ring of Kerry and is one of best places in Ireland to explore the outdoors. The attractive town is outshone by the Killarney National Park and the surrounding countryside with its mountains, lakes, woods and overall beauty. Killarney town has charming architecture and style reminiscent of the late nineteenth century and offers the fine restaurants, gift shops and traditional pubs. About 6 miles west is the Gap of Dunloe with steep sides and deep glacial lakes, it offers spectacular scenery. The Ring of Kerry meanders around the Iveragh Peninsula with sensational views, especially at Caherdanial where you will find Ireland's only beach pub. At regular intervals you will come across restaurants, cafes and gift shops majoring in Irish crafts. Another landmark is the Ross Castle, a square medieval tower which was built by the O'Donoghues in the 15th century, situated on the shores of Lough Lein. Muckross House and Gardens are also worth a visit.

Visit the Ring of Kerry, Muckross House and Gardens, Three Lakes of Killarney - Lough Léin, Muckross Lake, Upper Lake, Ross Castle on Lough Lein, Killarney National Park, Gap of Dunloe, Ladies View, Torc Waterfall, Town of Killarney and much more!




2 nights in Limerick

Limerick is the third-largest city in the Republic of Ireland. The history of beautiful Limerick, on the Shannon River, goes back over a millennium. The Vikings and the Old English inhabited a walled city to the north of the current city center, while the native Irish lived to the south across the Abbey River, a tributary of the Shannon. The end of the Williamite Wars were fought in Limerick, and you can learn more about the war`s impacts at the Limerick City Museum and the 13th-century King John's Castle. It wasn't until the eighteenth century when Edmund Sexton Pery designed the current city center, a living showcase of Georgian architecture. Limerick is a resurgent city ready to welcome tourists with a smile.

Visit King John's Castle, St. Mary's Cathedral, The Hunt Museum, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick City Museum, Frank McCourt Museum, The Treaty Stone, Newtown Pery, King`s Island, Limerick Milk Market, People`s Park and so much more!




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Dublin
Day 1
Arrive to Dublin
Overnight in Dublin   98 hotels offered
Optional   331 Things to do
Day 2
Overnight in Dublin   98 hotels offered
Optional   331 Things to do
Day 3
Departing from Dublin
Transportation to next city by: By Car
Kilkenny
Day 3
Arrive to Kilkenny
Overnight in Kilkenny   22 hotels offered
Optional   11 Things to do
Day 4
Departing from Kilkenny
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Waterford
Day 4
Arrive to Waterford
Overnight in Waterford   5 hotels offered
Optional   10 Things to do
Day 5
Overnight in Waterford   5 hotels offered
Optional   10 Things to do
Day 6
Departing from Waterford
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Cork
Day 6
Arrive to Cork
Overnight in Cork   24 hotels offered
Optional   34 Things to do
Day 7
Departing from Cork
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Killarney
Day 7
Arrive to Killarney
Overnight in Killarney   51 hotels offered
Optional   72 Things to do
Day 8
Overnight in Killarney   51 hotels offered
Optional   72 Things to do
Day 9
Departing from Killarney
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Limerick
Day 9
Arrive to Limerick
Overnight in Limerick   16 hotels offered
Optional   17 Things to do
Day 10
Overnight in Limerick   16 hotels offered
Optional   17 Things to do
Day 11
Departing from Limerick

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Dublin Hotels (98 total)
Kilkenny Hotels (22 total)
Waterford Hotels (5 total)
Cork Hotels (24 total)
Killarney Hotels (51 total)
Limerick Hotels (16 total)


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Tours in Dublin (331 total)
Tours in Kilkenny (11 total)
Tours in Waterford (10 total)
Tours in Cork (34 total)
Tours in Killarney (72 total)
Tours in Limerick (17 total)


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Ireland

Ireland, `the Emerald Isle`, offers some of the most beautiful landscapes and views in the entire world, from castles in ruins in verdant valleys to rocky cliffsides overlooking the Atlantic. It is a country that is fiercely proud of its native language and culture, and venturing outside the major cities, you will be able to view a more rural experience. This is most popularly achieved by driving the 111-mile Ring of Kerry in the western part of the country, or visiting the charming Gaeltacht where Irish is only spoken. But definitely do not discount the cities, home to charm, history, and great landmarks, such as the cosmpolitan capital of Dublin, and large cities such as Limerick and Cork.
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Dublin - Kilkenny - Waterford - Cork - Killarney - Limerick (Self Drive)
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Dublin
With over 1000 years of history Dublin has experienced many changes, particularly in the last decade. European Union membership and increased prosperity have transformed Dublin into a multicultural city with a thriving economy, ranking it among the top tourist destinations in Europe. An hour walk from the top of Grafton Street, across the Liffey, up O'Connell Street, and farther into north Dublin is a walk through time and, also a glimpse of some of the pieces that must eventually fit together.

Visit Trinity College and the Book of Kells, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin Castle, the Guinness Storehouse and Jameson Distillery, Temple Bar, St. Stephen's Green and the National Museums and so much more!
Kilkenny
Irelands' smallest city both by area and population, Kilkenny is a beautiful medieval city with narrow streets, well-preserved churches, a great castle on a hilltop, and many old buildings. Kilkenny's city center can also brag about its nightlife, live music, and stand-up comedy scenes. One of Ireland's' largest arts festivals is based here, as are a number of craft fairs and comedy festivals.

Visit The Tholsel, Kilkenny Castle, Butler Gallery, Rothe House, St Canice's Cathedral, The Black Abbey, Black Freren Gate, and so much more!
Waterford
Waterford, located on the River Suir, is the oldest city in the Republic of Ireland and one of the county's largest population centers. The storied history of Waterford started in 914CE, making Waterford older than most European capitals! Not only can people learn a lot about history walking down these winding, hilly streets, they can take a special souvenir home: authentic Waterford crystal!

Visit Reginald's Tower, Bishops' Palace, House of Waterford Crystal, Clock Tower on the Quays, Beach Tower, Double Tower, Treasures of Waterford Museums, Mount Congreve, and so much more!
Cork

Founded in the late 6th century by Saint Finbarr, Cork is Ireland's second largest city. A famous landmark is the Shandon Steeple of St. Ann's Church, which contains the Bells of Shandon. Other interesting places to visit are the English market in the center of the city, the University founded in 1845 and the very steep St Patrick's Hill, from the top of which are magnificent views over the entire metropolis. The River Lee flows through the city forming one of the world's largest natural harbours.

Visit the Shandon Bells, Saint Finbarr's Cathedral, the Cork City Gaol, the English Market and the nearby Blarney Castle and Cobh Harbor.

Killarney

Killarney (Cill Airne in Irish) is the gateway to the Ring of Kerry and is one of best places in Ireland to explore the outdoors. The attractive town is outshone by the Killarney National Park and the surrounding countryside with its mountains, lakes, woods and overall beauty. Killarney town has charming architecture and style reminiscent of the late nineteenth century and offers the fine restaurants, gift shops and traditional pubs. About 6 miles west is the Gap of Dunloe with steep sides and deep glacial lakes, it offers spectacular scenery. The Ring of Kerry meanders around the Iveragh Peninsula with sensational views, especially at Caherdanial where you will find Ireland's only beach pub. At regular intervals you will come across restaurants, cafes and gift shops majoring in Irish crafts. Another landmark is the Ross Castle, a square medieval tower which was built by the O'Donoghues in the 15th century, situated on the shores of Lough Lein. Muckross House and Gardens are also worth a visit.

Visit the Ring of Kerry, Muckross House and Gardens, Three Lakes of Killarney - Lough Léin, Muckross Lake, Upper Lake, Ross Castle on Lough Lein, Killarney National Park, Gap of Dunloe, Ladies View, Torc Waterfall, Town of Killarney and much more!

Limerick
Limerick is the third-largest city in the Republic of Ireland. The history of beautiful Limerick, on the Shannon River, goes back over a millennium. The Vikings and the Old English inhabited a walled city to the north of the current city center, while the native Irish lived to the south across the Abbey River, a tributary of the Shannon. The end of the Williamite Wars were fought in Limerick, and you can learn more about the war`s impacts at the Limerick City Museum and the 13th-century King John's Castle. It wasn't until the eighteenth century when Edmund Sexton Pery designed the current city center, a living showcase of Georgian architecture. Limerick is a resurgent city ready to welcome tourists with a smile.

Visit King John's Castle, St. Mary's Cathedral, The Hunt Museum, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick City Museum, Frank McCourt Museum, The Treaty Stone, Newtown Pery, King`s Island, Limerick Milk Market, People`s Park and so much more!

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