If you’d love to explore some of Ireland’s stunning, world-class roads, simply continue reading to discover some of the amazing drives Ireland has to offer. All of which are incredibly scenic and are guaranteed to exceed your wildest expectations!
Since you will be driving and on the road for the whole duration of your trip, it would also be a good idea to make sure you have proper car insurance to avoid any possible problems that could take away from your trip.
Here are the must drive routes in Ireland that will take your breath away:
Galway to Westport
If you enjoy making multiple stops on your road trips you’ll love driving from Galway to Wesport as you’ll drive past numerous world class sites.
An example of which is the awe-inspiring Twelve Bens Mountain Range. Also make sure to have your camera ready as if you’re lucky you’ll get to take photos of some of wild seals which frequently sun themselves on Ireland’s coastline. Particularly on the stretches of coastline located between Galway and Westport.
If you choose to plan a fun-filled road trip from Galway to Wesport it’s also worth being ready to pull over and take scenic photos on the 11km stretch of road which is known as Sky Road.
Giant’s Causeway is without a doubt the most famous drive in Ireland and is definitely well worth ticking off your bucket list. Especially as it’s a UNESCO heritage site and one of only two heritage sites in Ireland. If you’re interested in exploring the rugged untamed natural beatuy of Ireland’s northern coast, you’ll really enjoy driving from one end of the Giant’s Causeway to the other.
One of the highlights of driving the Giant’s Causeway is being able to see the actual Giant’s Causeway, for which the famous drive is named. The Giant’s Causeway is a series of imposing, naturally formed basalt columns which attract droves of tourists each year.
The Military Road – County Wicklow
If you’re looking to journey inland and to explore some of Ireland’s stunning inland roads, it’s well worth driving the Military Road which is located in County Wicklow and winds its way around the beautiful Wicklow Mountains.
If you love the sound of immersing yourself in rugged Irish countryside, you’ll love this particular drive as you’ll have a chance to pass by waterfalls, lakes and boglands.
If you’re a bit of a self-confessed history buff you’re also in luck as the Military Road also happens to pass by a few 6th century historical sites. An example of which is the German World War Cemetary which is located in Glencree.
Atlantic Drive – Achill Island
If you’re interested in exploring an Irish island it’s well worth making your way by ferry to Achill Island which is located in County Mayo. Once you step foot onto Achill Island, you’ll be able to complete the Atlantic Drive which is a 40km coastal drive.
On your drive of a lifetime, you’ll drive past Granuaile Castle, a historic castle which was once home to one of Ireland’s most famous female pirates and will get to drive past sharks basking in the shallows of Achill Island’s waters.
So if you’re planning on exploring the Emerald Isle one of the most breathtaking countries in the world, which features plenty of natural beauty you’ll love completing all of the drives listed above.