For the fourth and final day of our travel adventure in Ireland, we have a handful of hours to explore before heading off to the Dublin airport, so we decide to check out two Dublin landmarks that we hadn’t seen yet – Dublin Castle.
Itinerary for Day 4
Check out of our room at the Clontarf Castle Hotel in Dublin, Ireland.
For the third day of our travel adventure in Ireland, we share some Ireland travel tips over breakfast, then head south from Dublin, towards the Wicklow Mountains and Lough Tay (Loch Té in Irish) for a day of exploration, followed by a night on the town in Dublin’s Temple Bar district. Along the way, we discover some ancient castles, one in ruins, the other still standing (complete with a functioning moat).
Head south on the highway towards the Wicklow Mountains
Visit Lough Tay and the surrounding forests.
Picnic along the River Liffey near the Ballysmuttan Bridge.
Head further south towards the town of Wicklow to visit the ruins of Black Castle.
Head north back towards Dublin, visiting Drimnaugh Castle along the way.
Visit Dublin’s famed Temple for for some bangers and mash & and pint of Guinness.
Return to the Clontarf Castle Hotel for some drinks at the Knight’s Pub before heading of to bed upstairs.
Stay tuned for part four, where we head into Dublin one final time for an early morning visit to Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, followed by a hearty breakfast at the Dublin Airport, before heading back home to the states.
Head west on the highway towards Galway and ultimately, the Cliffs of Moher.
Exit the motorway near to town of Ennis to explore the ruins of Clare Abbey, an Augustinian monastery founded in 1195.
Continue on towards the west coast of Ireland, enjoying the sights.
Explore the Cliffs of Moher. There is a path along the cliffs that runs from the village of Doolin all the way to the village of Liscannor, with the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Center in between them (which is where we started from)
On the way home, stop in Limerick City, Ireland for some fish n’ chips and a pint at Dolans pub and live music spot.
Return to Clontarf Castle Hotel.
Stay tuned for part three, where we head south of Dublin to further explore the Wicklow Mountains followed by a night out in Dublin’s famed Temple Bar area.