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0 Miles /// Giant’s Causeway
We begin this "giant" journey at the Giant's Causeway, a naturally forming geographic wonder located in the Northern Ireland county of Atrium. Consisting of roughly 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, that are the result of an ancient volcanic fissure eruption.
55 Miles /// Belfast
The first stop in our road trip is the capital of Northern Ireland, Belfast. A trip to this city isn't complete without a visit to the shipyards that gave birth to the Titanic, a stroll through beautiful Victoria Square, or a guided tour of Belfast's divided past in one of the infamous Black Taxis.
130 Miles /// Newgrange
Newgrange is a Stone Age, Neolithic Monument in the Boyne Valley, County Meath. It was constructed about 5,200 years ago (3,200 B.C.) which makes it older than Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids of Giza.
161 Miles /// Guinness Brewery
Described by some as a beer lovers Disneyland, the Guinness Storehouse is one of the top destinations in all of Dublin. St. James Gate Brewery is a multimedia, multi-level, half brewery-half museum experience dedicated to the city's most famous export. With the highlight of the visit being the ability to enjoy a freshly poured pint of "black gold" in the Gravity Bar, which features a panoramic view of Dublin.
230 Miles /// Kilkenny Castle
Few buildings in Ireland can boast a longer history of continuous occupation than Kilkenny Castle. Founded soon after the Norman conquest of Ireland, the Castle has been rebuilt, extended and adapted to suit changing circumstances and uses over a period of 800 years.
261 Miles /// Rock of Cashel
Set on a dramatic outcrop of limestone in the Golden Vale, the Rock of Cashel, iconic in its historic significance, possesses the most impressive cluster of medieval buildings in all of Ireland.
320 Miles /// Blarney Castle
Built nearly six hundred years ago, the Blarney Castle has been attracting attention ever since. Now, that might have something to do with the Blarney Stone, the legendary Stone of Eloquence, found at the top of it's tower. Kiss it and you'll never again be lost for words.
366 Miles /// Killarney
Killarney is a vibrant ‘little’ town, surrounded by incredibly beautiful countryside. It's brim full of history, heritage, activities, and world class hospitality. It holds the honor of being the unofficial gateway to Killarney National Park and a commonly used start/finish destination for the Ring of Kerry.
405 Miles /// Dingle
Dingle is the heart of the enchanting Dingle Peninsula, and it fulfills every notion of an Irish seaside village: antique pubs still doubling as grocery stores, higgledy-piggledy streets, traditional music sessions, and a harbor busy with fishers unloading fresh seafood. Be sure to keep an eye on the harbor on your way through for local celebrity, Fungie the Dolphin!
500 Miles /// Cliffs of Moher
Congratulations, you made it! Welcome to what some consider one of the most iconic sites in all of Ireland! The 203 meter tall cliffs, which fall dramatically and abruptly into the wild Atlantic Ocean. Words have trouble describing these limestone natural wonders, so it's best just enjoy soak up the view and your accomplishment!