Category: Ireland

Connacht, Ireland

Date: June 2012 Time spent: 4 days Accommodation: The Connemara Hostel, near Leenane Connacht and more specifically the areas of Connemara in West Galway, Mayo and Sligo are rich in mountains, twisty rural roads and sheep – they’re everywhere, especially in the Connemara so be prepared to stop. Centered around Clifden, the Connemara is a

Wicklow, Ireland

Date: August 2011 Time spent: One afternoon Immediately to the south of Dublin yet almost unknown to its inhabitants, are the Wicklow Hills. Steep hills enclose a large area of raised desolate bogland. The northern section of the Wicklow hills stretching from Laragh in the south, to Tallaght at its northern fringe, and between the

Beara Peninsula, Ireland

Date: August 2011 Time Spent: 3 days Accommodation: Hungry Hill Lodge (Hostel) Possibly the most rugged and least tourist infested area of the south-west Ireland. It’s hard to go wrong for scenery anywhere south of the Shannon estuary but some areas suffer from tour buses more than others. This is the best preserved peninsula in

Donegal, Ireland

Date: July 2011 Time spent: 3 Days Accommodation: Bed & Breakfast near Letterkenny From Dublin it’s a three to four hour ride to Muff, the start of the Inishowen Peninsula just over the border from Northern Ireland. We took the Derry Road out of Dublin, soon renamed to the Londonderry Road when we left Monanghan

Dingle, Ireland

Date: June 2011 Time spent: one weekend Accommodation: The Dingle Gate Hostel 320km from Dublin, a 4 hour casual ride to possibly the most scenic area in the wildest county of Ireland. We’re staying one kilometre to the east of Annascaul, in the Dingle Gate Hostel. Comfortable enough, we have a private en-suite room, there’s