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Ireland’s Most Scenic Drives

Ireland’s Most Scenic Drives Part II

Ah yes. The grip of the steering wheel. A gust of country wind tousling your hair. Sheep staring at you from the roadside, munching grass in a slow, thoughtful way that says, ‘You sir, are so, so, so lucky’.

Our recent post on the most scenic drives in Ireland was one of our most popular ever. It seems that driving in Ireland really, really catches the imagination.

See, Ireland’s a compact little spot that packs quite a scenic punch. The vista can change, quite literally, as you turn the corner. Just watch how the Conor Pass explodes in front of your eyes as that cliff sinks out of view. How the glorious, serrated Antrim coastline twists and teases until it reveals the Giant’s Causeway’s hulking hexagons. Or how the Connemara Mountains seem to lie low until your car roars onto the scene and they spring to life in all their velvety, lush glory.

Our last offering had many eagle-eyed driving-in-Ireland enthusiasts claiming we missed many, many others. It was clear the list of drives could go on and on. So we asked what roads you think should be added to the second part of our list, and why.

The route: The Slea Head Drive is a circular route around the peninsula, beginning and ending in Dingle. The route is clearly sign-posted.

Give yourself half a day to for a leisurely journey.

The route: Take the A2 from Bangor to Portaferry. The car ferry will take you across Strangford Lough, and then you’re on the A25 to Downpatrick.

After that, it’s the A22 and A21 back to Bangor.

Read part one of our Most Scenic Drives in Ireland post.

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