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Driving directions Kilkenny-Glendalough-Powerscourt-bray

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Driving directions Kilkenny-Glendalough-Powerscourt-bray

So I feel like I’ve posted a lot and I’m making this too complicated but I can’t seem to get the end of our trip in june right. will be in Kilkenny 2 nights 13th-15th and then plan to leave early on the 15th and explore Glendalough monastic site, hike for a bit, head to Powerscourt and then stay in bray for the night before leaving early on the 16th to get to Dublin airport by 9 for our 12:30 departure back to California.

So driving directions. Am I making this too complicated? Do I just reverse everyone’s recommendations for Dublin to Kilkenny? Right now maps is showing m9 to r747 to n81 to r756 then 757. This right or should I cut over sooner and do n81 through tallow and baltinglass? Which is more scenic?

Thanks for your help!

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1. Re: Driving directions Kilkenny-Glendalough-Powerscourt-bray

Best scenic route from Kilkenny to Glendalough would be, via Tullow, Hacketstown, Knockananna, Aughavannagh, Glenmalure. This will bring you over the Wicklow Mountains.

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2. Re: Driving directions Kilkenny-Glendalough-Powerscourt-bray

Assuming you have to return your rental car at Dublin Airport on Saturday 16th June, and, depending on which airline you are flying with from Dublin to US, your proposed arrival time at the airport may not be early enough.

You may want to build in a bit of extra wiggle room, for anything untoward between Bray and the airport and/or during the return process of your rental car.

Recent discussion on Delta Airlines requirement for being at Dublin Airport, four hours ahead of flight time:


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