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Southern Ireland Explorer

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Self-drive through Limerick, Killarney, Tralee, Cork, and Ennis

This 6- or 8-night, self-drive vacation to Ireland will show you all of the gems of the south and the dramatic coastline of the west. 

What's Included
  • Round-trip airfare from New York (JFK) to Shannon (SNN)
  • Manual shift car rental for duration
  • 1 night at the Strand Hotel or the Absolute Hotel in Limerick
  • 2 nights at the International Hotel in Killarney or the Malton Hotel  
  • 1 night at the Actons Hotel or the Blarney Hotel and Golf Resort
  • 2 nights at the Old Ground Hotel 
Great Ways to Explore
  • Explore the highlights of Southern Ireland- Limerick, Killarney, Cork & Ennis.
  • Drive the celebrated Ring of Kerry, a scenic drive around the Iveragh Peninsula.
  • Take a day-trip to the colorful fishing village of Cobh near Cork.
  • Enjoy ideally located accommodations along the way.
  • The rugged Wild Atlantic Way will take you some of the most breathtaking view points.
Package Overview
Get ready to tour the South West of Ireland! You’ll have stays in some of the most beautiful cities along the coasts of Ireland. From Shannon Airport you'll enjoy a short drive along the rugged Wild Atlantic Way to Limerick. While in Limerick you'll want to see King John’s Castle and the Treaty Stone. From the historic castles to the breath taking views over the Atlantic, the west coast is a fantastic place to start any trip to Ireland.

Next will be the colorful city of Killarney, situated in the midst of several different attractions. Explore the Ring of Kerry, the Dingle Peninsula and the Killarney National Park. Following Kerry you will take the short drive to Kinsale, a small fishing village neighboring Cork where you'll find the Blarney Castle. The locals in Cork will welcome you with traditional Irish music at the pubs and and a warm and inviting culture. Finish off with a stay in Ennis, County Clare where you’ll find the spectacular Cliffs of Moher!

Self-drive vacations are ideal for anybody who is looking for the freedom to choose what spot they visit next. Each hotel is so ideally located in areas that are surrounded by beautiful sights and attractions; you won’t ever have to drive too far!

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