TOP 10: Scenic Drives Of Ireland you have to experience…

The most exciting way to enjoy the sceneries that a place has is a road trip. Hitting the unfamiliar road with spectacular views is considered the most unforgettable experience that you can have.

There are numerous beautiful routes that you can take on any road trip in Ireland. We have narrowed the best driving experiences down to just ten in this article.

10. Glengesh Pass, Co. Donegal

An amazing road trip

Get yourself out of the car and take a deep breath, then enjoy the surroundings. There is no better than seeing it and feeling it with your own eyes. The views explain why you have to stay for a while. One highlight that you will find in a stop, is reaching the Silver Strand Beach, just 160-odd steps away.

9. The Sky Road, Co. Galway

Sky Road, Clifden, Co. Galway.

This place has one of the best dramatic views in Connemara, one of the most outstanding areas of Ireland. The grand striking view of Clifden bay and other island will impress you. Its overall distance trip to the west is just 15.2 km, packed with amazing and beautiful highlights.

8. The Salle Gap, Co. Wicklow

Passing through the Wicklow Mountains will lead you to the north of Dublin but before you get in there, you will see the green field valleys and the mesmerizing view of the Lough Tay. You will discover more beauty for yourself when you see Glendalough.

7. Sheep’s Head Peninsula, Co. Cork

Sheeps Head, County Cork is another exciting ring drive, but turns on the south coast of Ireland. This peaceful vibrant place will take you to a paradise that you will remember until the end of your road trip. The location has one of the mildest climates in Ireland. The place is also known because of its route that will take you to the whole peninsula with unbelievable views of both side of the Atlantic. The route will only take 40km long, so lower your speed and enjoy every inch of the place that you will be able to see.

6. The Atlantic Drive, Co. Mayo

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Enjoy the long coast as you drive the road to Dooagh on Achill Island. You will be able to find the most remote and scenic views on this route. This ride could be the most remarkable as one of your ending trips in every destination.

Along the way, you will see the colorful views of grass and flowers that will not disappoint your expectations of the place. It will even give you more than anything that you are imagining before you arrive into the place.

Croagh Patrick, Clew bay, the Maamturks in Connemara, and the beautiful village of Mulranny will give you the best reasons why you have to stay for a while, enjoy every single detail of the view, take pictures and even drive it in a little longer.

5. The Yeats’ Driving Tour, Co. Sligo


Shoreline of Lough Gill – looking at this place will leave you inspired to come back for more. This route takes you from Lough Gill to Innisfree going through Drumcliffe and finally arriving at Lissadell. You will experience some tryly remarkable scenic spots that will be unforgettable.

4. The Copper Coast, Co. Waterford


This place offers panoramic views which will amaze your eyes. The location is filled with wealth of undiscovered places that other tourists have never seen before. The area is rich in history and culture as you can spend quality time visiting and explore every unforgettable place like Copper Coast Mini-farm, Kilfarrasy Beach, Ballyscanlon Forest, stone-age remains in Annestown, Dunhill Castle and Dunabrattin Head near Boatstrand.

3. The Burren, Co. Clare

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A place like The Burren is so unique and special that it is a real achievement to experience it. On this route, you will sense the beauty in every place that you go as you get along the 83km drive.

There will be a feeling that you want to go back for more because of amazing rual villages like Lisdoonvarna and Kilfenora.

As you continue the drive, you will be able to discover the most delicious seafood that you will get to experience in Linnanes.

Packed with a beautiful view of the Flaggy shore in New Quay, you will surely enjoy your brisk walk along these scenic places.

2. The Ring of Kerry, Co. Kerry

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This part of completing the road trip will let you experience its best views as you get through the five-hour drive of the entire ring. The lovely village of Kenmare, with such accommodating people, will surely be the best start of your ride around the Ring of Kerry.

Along this unbelievable ring road, you will be surprised of more attractions located with the Killarney National Park. Do not rush yourself as you get in the drive; enjoy the scenery and breathtaking views.

1. The Causeway Coastal Route, Co. Antrim

Have you discovered Co. Antrim yet.. Credit Christopher Gribben Photography
Christopher Gribben Photography

This road trip begins in the city of Belfast, an urban metropolis that has the largest Titanic Attraction in the world. The trip is full of wonderful views that will highlight your drive. The spectacular route is perfect to describe as a place full of mysteries and surprises.

Taking a ride on this place, you will feel charmed by the surroundings. This route is famous all over the world and is constantly mentioned as one of the most scenic roads in the world, and we reckon it might just be the best in all of Ireland.

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