IRL 9 Kilkenny Dunbrode Duncannon Wexford Kilkenny
Kilkenny Castle
On day 9 a round trip from Kilkenny to Wexford on the Irish Coast.

This ride is about 211 km and we visit several interesting sights.
The route has beautiful roads with many curves. Along the way you will pass nice villages and towns where you can stop for a break or sight seeing.

From Kilkenny we first drive to the Dunmore Caves (RP2). These caves, consisting of a series of rooms formed over millions of years, contain some of the best calcite formations that can be found in an Irish cave. Vikings also had bloodbaths here.

RP7; Insitioge bridge, take a moment to enjoy the scenery and takes some pictures.

RP8; SS Dunbrody Irish Emigrant ship is a tourist attraction on an authentic reproduction of an 1840 emigrant boat and offers a world-class interpretation of the experience of the famine migrant. There are guided tours with costumed artists and themed exhibitions that provide a unique insight into the courage and fortitude with which Irish people face a desperate situation. www.dunbrody.com

RP9 short stop to take a picture at the ruins of Dunbrody Abbey and Garden.

RP11 fresh air on the beach at Duncannon

At RP21 we arrived in Wexford, a small harbor town where you can stop to eat and some shopping, there are several shops, pubs and restaurants in the narrow streets.

At RP24 is the Irish National Heritage Park is an open air museum that tells the story of human settlements in Ireland www.irishheritage.ie

The return trip to Kilkenny runs on beautiful country roads.

RP27; The National Reptile Zoo is a reptile zoo and offers an educational and entertaining image of various reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. www.nationalreptilezoo.ie

Arriving in Kilkenny a visit to Kilkenny Castle is a must.

This route is worth 4 stars.



Westgate Chruch in Wexford
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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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View route collection Complete tour of Ireland
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 https://www.wildatlanticway.com/home

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