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Most scenic route to Trim

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Most scenic route to Trim

I want to drive from Cashel to Trim. Is the more scenic route via Roscrea and Tullamore or Portlaoise and Kildare. Time is not a problem

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County Tipperary, Ireland
Trim
Trim
County Meath, Ireland
County Kildare
County Kildare
Province of Leinster, Ireland
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1. Re: Most scenic route to Trim

Nether route is particularly scenic. I would take the more direct route via Portlaoise and Kildare. If shopping is on your agenda, there is a nice shopping outlet called Kildare Village, just beside the motorway. The Japanese gardens and National Stud are also nearby

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Province of Leinster, Ireland
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2. Re: Most scenic route to Trim

On the other hand I would go via Roscrea which despite the super new Tesco store has ancient and religious roots and well worth an hour or more. Then up to Birr for a look at the Castle grounds and telescope. Pub lunch and the country route to Tullamore (nice new rd) for the Herritage centre. then on to Trim.

Combine both routes and drive over the Slieve Bloom from Birr to Portlaoise if yo want really scenic. You could race through in under 3 hours but then you could easily take a couple of days..

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3. Re: Most scenic route to Trim

Thank you both very much

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