While Ireland is not the largest of countries, there are a great number of attractions and sights to fit in, which means that if you are looking to make the most of d riving trip in Ireland, you need to make an itinerary. You could just jump in your car and go exploring, which would be a good way to have a  relaxing break, but if you want to see the best sights of Ireland, you would be advised to work out a plan and then base your touring around that. A lot will depend on the amount of time you have to enjoy your break or what your main hobbies or interests are but no matter what you like, you’ll find that Ireland has plenty for you to see and enjoy when you drive.

The fact that there is so much to see in the country makes it a challenge to fit everything in but some of the main areas you want to explore include Dublin, Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Galway. The capital city has some stunning sights like Kilmainham Gaol and Trinity College but as you make your way around Ireland, you’ll release that there is more to the country than just Dublin. The Powerscourt House and Glendalough are available when you make your way to Waterford and en route to Cork you will see the Cobh Heritage Centre and the Blarney Castle, where you can kiss the Blarney Stone and be blessed with the gift of the gab. Kilarney National Park offers some stunning views and the chance to reconnect with nature while Galway offers up the Cliffs of Moher. You can also reach Connermara and Aran Islands in County Galway and many people head back to Dublin to enjoy the shopping and the high level of hospitality Dublin affords before bringing an end to your trip.

The pace of life in Ireland may be slightly more laid back but there is still a need to have valid driving insurance. Hopefully you’ll not need your insurance but if you, and you don’t have it, you will be hugely inconvenienced. This is why opting for car excess insurance provides a great deal of comfort to all drivers.

Enjoy the cuisine of Ireland while travelling around

You may not be too aware that there is a great range of food on offer in Ireland and this is where taking a driving tour based on the cuisine and dining experiences of the country is well worth doing.

A great starting point can be Waterford where you have the choice of dining at Zak’s Restaurant in the Athenaeum House Hotel or the Waterford Castle. Both of these venues have a stunning range of fresh food that will delight your senses and tickle your tastebuds.

From here, most people will drive on to Killarney, where the Cahernane House Hotel, located on the outskirts of the city provides a range of whacky and weird dishes. If you have fancied tasting pigeon, you’ll find that this is the place to do so. In Killarney, you will have plenty of opportunities to enjoy the stunning nightlife with the Park Hotel Kenmare is an excellent way to dine in style with a great range of fresh local produce.

Heading to Burren gives you the chance to sample the wares of the 2 AA Rosette restaurant or you are also very close to Monk’s in Ballyvaughan. Both of these restaurants are well regarded in the local area. If you are looking to bow out your dining tour in great style, you’ll find that Dromoland Castle is the ideal place to visit. This destination provides you with a very formal dinner but if you stay for breakfast, you will receive a casual meal that will leave you feeling full for the rest of the day.

There are so many sights to see in Ireland that you run the risk of missing them if you don’t properly plan ahead. This is where a driving tour of Ireland deserves a great itinerary.