7 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

7 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

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Rosses Point
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Galway
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Inishmore
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Doolin
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Dingle
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Killarney
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Kinsale
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Rosses Point

Rosses Point
Rosses Point is a village in County Sligo, Ireland and also the name of the surrounding peninsula.Rosses Point is at the entrance to Sligo Harbour from Sligo Bay with Oyster island being the long thin landmass notable when entering the village from Sligo town and Inishmulclohy (or Coney Island) being the second and larger island that is encountered.History and Places of InterestLighthousesMetal Man LighthouseThe Metal Man lighthouse, a 3.7 metre (12 ft) high guardian statue placed offshore at the point by local seafarers in 1821 is maintained by the Commissioners of Irish Lights.Oyster Island LighthouseThe freestanding 12m Oyster Island Lighthouse is prominently visible at the end west end of Oyster Island from the R291 road into Rosses Point.Lower Rosses LighthouseThe Lower Rosses Light is a 8m high square structure on wooden staves to guide boats down the Needles Channel to Drumcliff bay. To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rosses Point road trip planning app.

Belfast, UK to Rosses Point is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also drive. In August, daytime highs in Rosses Point are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 11th (Tue), you're off to Galway.

Things to do in Rosses Point

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

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Galway

Galway ©

City of the Tribes

A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
On the 11th (Tue), take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, don't miss a visit to Quay Street, and then walk around Eyre Square.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Galway trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Rosses Point to Galway takes 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Quay Street ©
Quay Street
Eyre Square ©
Eyre Square

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Inishmore

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): look for gifts at Aran Sweater Market, identify plant and animal life at Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School, then delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa, and finally make a trip to Teampall Bhean'in.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Inishmore travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Galway to Inishmore by taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August in Inishmore, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Doolin.

Things to do in Inishmore

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
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Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School ©
Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School
Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Teampall Bhean'in ©
Teampall Bhean'in

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Doolin

Doolin ©
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): stroll through Clare Coastal Walk Project, then get the lay of the land with Doolin Cliff Walk, then Head underground at Doolin Cave, and finally steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Doolin route website.

Traveling by ferry from Inishmore to Doolin takes 2 hours. In August in Doolin, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

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Doolin Cliff Walk ©
Doolin Cliff Walk
Poulnabrone Dolmen ©
Poulnabrone Dolmen
Doolin Cave ©
Doolin Cave

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Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 14th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass, then don't miss a visit to Fahan BeeHive Huts, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Dingle Oceanworld, and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Dingle trip maker.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Doolin to Dingle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Conor Pass ©
Conor Pass
Dingle Oceanworld ©
Dingle Oceanworld

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Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Killarney trip planner.

You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Killarney

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park

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Kinsale

Kinsale ©
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
On the 16th (Sun), contemplate the long history of James Fort, take an in-depth tour of Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum, then tee off at Old Head Golf Links, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kinsale Mead Co, and finally contemplate the long history of Charles Fort.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kinsale online trip maker.

You can drive from Killarney to Kinsale in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Kinsale

Historic Sites · Golf · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Old Head Golf Links ©
Old Head Golf Links
Kinsale Mead Co ©
Kinsale Mead Co

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