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Places of interest between Dublin and Dingle

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Places of interest between Dublin and Dingle

We will be taking a day to drive from Dublin to Dingle and we were wondering whether anyone had some recommended places of interest to see along the way. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.

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1. Re: Places of interest between Dublin and Dingle

You might find a few ideas here for the Dublin to Limerick part of your journey:

independent.ie/travel/inside-ireland/dublin-…

What are your particular interests?

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2. Re: Places of interest between Dublin and Dingle

Crag Cave near Castleisland and is worth a visit if caves are your thing

www.cragcave.com

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Hi Jefferson

As I'm assuming you're American, I'd suggest a slight detour off the M7 motorway (Exit 23) which will take you to the now infamous village of Moneygall - ancestral home of Barack Obama. To see your National Flag(s) blowing strong and proud on each alternate lamp-post should stir your patriotism!. We travelled the route to Kerry a couple of weeks ago, and took the detour. I doubt you will ever see so many American Flags outside of America! It's a pretty little village, all spruced up, neat and tidy as a result of "that" visit a few weeks ago. I know I certainly felt proud seeing our Tricolour blowing in all its glory. Whether you are an Obama fan or not, it is worth the slight detour (5 minutes on/off the motorway if you dont get out of the car). http://www.moneygall.com/

Killaloe is another nice little spot not far off the motorway to stretch your legs and have some refreshments http://www.discoverkillaloe.com/

Adare should probably be on your list too. http://www.adarevillage.com/

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4. Re: Places of interest between Dublin and Dingle

My suggestion is a stop in Kilkenny and Cashel. They are both small towns with not tons to do, but perfect for a small stop to stretch your legs. Kilkenny has a nice castle (with a great local artisan shop across the street) and Cashel has the Rock of Cashel (which is an amazing old church/chapel/cemetary, etc). Both quaint and breath-taking and both covered on the Heritage card.

Enjoy Dingle, it was by far my favorite stop on our vacation!

http://www.kilkennycastle.ie

http://www.cashel.ie

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5. Re: Places of interest between Dublin and Dingle

The link you provided looks like just what I was looking for, thank you very much!

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6. Re: Places of interest between Dublin and Dingle

Thank you for that recommendation. It had never occurred to me that there were caves in Ireland - I had simply never heard it mentioned as a possibility before. Do you happen to know if there are any in the Dingle or County Mayo areas where we will be staying for a longer time?

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Thanks for your suggestions. I'll make a note of them. By the way, I got a kick out of "the now infamous" reference.

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8. Re: Places of interest between Dublin and Dingle

Excellent suggestions, AG Stl, thank you very much. Cashel is now on the list!

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9. Re: Places of interest between Dublin and Dingle

Dun Laohaire, Glendalough, Enniscorthy, Wexford & New Ross, Waterford, Cashel, Clonmel, Cork and Cobh, Beal na mBlath, Clonakilty and Skibbereen, Kenmare, Killarney, Tipperary, Tralee, depending on which way you drive.

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10. Re: Places of interest between Dublin and Dingle

and if interested in horses or racing, dont miss Kildare! horse capital of the world.