IRL 8 Kinsdale Blarney Cork Midleton Cahir Cashle Kilkenny
Cork County
On day 8 we drive from Kinsdale to Kilkenny.

The route has many beautiful curves, the county of Cork is mainly hilly and beautiful but real mountains you will not encounter.

This route deserves 4 stars.

On the way you can visit Cork, the second largest city. Cork is located on an island in the River Lee and consists of a collection of cool cafes, dynamic galleries, unusual museums and insanely good pubs.

Just before Cork is Blarney Castle (RP6), this is the oldest and one of the most famous castles in Ireland. A ruin of the castle with the famous Blarney Stone, of which a kiss gives the gift of great eloquence.

If you are not into city life, you can turn right at RP4 at the roundabout and follow the South Ring Road to RP 12, where the route continues.

There are several Route points between RP12 and RP18 because TomTom and Here can not agree.
In Midleton is the Jameson Experience (RP19), well worth a visit.

You drive over beautiful narrow country roads through the hilly landscape of Cork, from Westpark (RP20) you follow R672, this is a beautiful two-lane road that meanders through the hills. Along the way you will pass several small villages where you can take a break in one of the many pubs.

In Cahir you can visit Cahir Castle (RP23), which is one of the largest remaining castles in Ireland. It is located on an island in the river Suir.

From Cahir we follow R639 to Cashel where we visit the Rock of Cashel (RP28). The Rock of Cashel is one of the most spectacular archaeological sites in Ireland and consists of a collection of medieval ecclesiastical buildings on an outcrop of limestone in the Golden Valley.

Again there is some disagreement between TomTom and Garmin.

From Cashel we drive via the R689 and R691 to our final destination Kilkenny. The city of Kilkenny is famous for its many medieval buildings in the center. The most important buildings are Killkenny Castle and Saint Canice's Cathedraleen. A very beautiful city with a lot of history and Kilkenny Castle is really beautiful and open to the public.
In the center a lot of good restaurant and cozy pubs, some with live music.
Rock of Cashel
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Leinster ( LEN-stər; Irish: Laighin [ˈl̪ˠa(j)ɪnʲ] or Cúige Laighean [ˈkˠuːɟə ˈl̪ˠa(j)ɪnˠ]) is one of the provinces of Ireland, situated in the east of Ireland. The Leinster province comprises the ancient Kingdoms of Meath, Leinster and Osraige. Following the 12th-century Norman invasion of Ireland, the historic fifths of Leinster and Meath gradually merged, mainly due to the impact of the Pale, which straddled both, thereby forming the present-day province of Leinster. The ancient kingdoms were shired into a number of counties for administrative and judicial purposes. In later centuries, local government legislation has seen further sub-division of the historic counties. Leinster has no official function for local-government purposes. However, the province is an officially recognised subdivision of Ireland. It is listed on ISO 3166-2 as one of the four provinces of Ireland and "IE-L" is attributed to Leinster as its country sub-division code. Leinster had a population of 2,630,720 according to the preliminary results of the 2016 census, making it the most populous province in the country. The traditional flag of Leinster features a golden harp on a green background.
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About this route collection
Ireland is a beautiful country to drive. This collection contains 10 connecting routes that take you past the most beautiful, cities, villages, sights and wonders of nature.

All routes include reviews, route points for hotels, restaurants and POI.
The Irish population is very friendly and hospitable, in every village there are several pubs and restaurants where you can enjoy Irish cuisine.

There are several (historical) sights included in the routes, here is a summary overview per route, in the reviews of the routes you will find more details.

IRL1; Belvedere House & Garden Parks, Charleville Castle and the Ruins of Clonmacnoise
IRL2; Sky Road, Connemara Natural Park and Kylemoore Abbey.
IRL3; The Burren, the peninsulas Lettermore, Tiermee and Teach Mor, Blackhead and the Cliffs of Moher.
IRL4; Bunratty Castle, Folk Park and King Johns Castle.
IRL5; Ring of Kerry and Skellig Ring, this is without a doubt the most beautiful part of the Ring of Kerry. With a beautiful view of Little Skellig and Skellig Michael, the islands where the latest Star Wars film was shot.
IRL6; Ring of Beare, Glenngariff Woods Nature Reserve and one of the most beautiful panoramas in Ireland: "Ladies View".
IRL7; Killarney National Park with Molls Gap, Ladies View, the Healy Pass and Priest's Leap (very narrow winding route with partly very bad road surface) and Mizen Head.
IRL8; Blarney Castle, Cahir Castle, Killkenny Castle and Saint Canice's Cathedral.
IRL9; Dunmore Caves, SS Dunbrody Irish Emigrants ship, the ruins of Dunbrody Abbey and Garden and Kilkenny Castle.
IRL10; the ruins of the Black Castle, The Altamont Gardens, Powerscourt Gardens and Waterfall and St. Patricks Cathedral.

The routes are mainly country roads, often with beautiful curves, but sometimes very narrow or of poor quality. Driving experience is required, partly because of driving on the left side of the road.

You drive through nature parks and pass such as the Healy Pass, Conner Pass, Priest's Leap and Molls Gap. Two beautiful routes are the famous Ring of Kerry (IRL5) and Ring of Beare (IRL6). These are long journeys with many beautiful things along the way, so staying overnight while on the road is highly recommended. It can also be very busy on these routes in the weekends.

The other two routes in this collection is The Wild Atlantic Way from North-South and from South to North. This route is a sensational journey past towering cliffs and lively villages and towns, past hidden beaches and beautiful bays. This route follows the West Coast and you do multiple places from the other routes. The review of the route contains more details and for even more information I refer to

All routes in this collection are all beautiful and challenging and can be driven by car or motorcycle.
Have fun with these routes.