Thursday September 24, 2020

Travel: The road to everywhere

You have two free days and a full tank of petrol. Which part of Ireland do you head for? Here, we present the six best and most scenic driving routes around the country

12th July, 2020
Healy Pass, Beara in Co Cork: the scenery is breath-taking

Route 1: Kerry and west Cork

Cork Airport is a good starting point for a two-day whistle-stop tour of west Cork and Kerry. Make your way over to the N71 and you could stay on it all the way to Killarney to keep things simple, but to do that in one go would be to deprive yourself of some of the best views, roads and food in Ireland.

Instead, perhaps kick-start the day with...

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