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Blog Homepage > Summer Dreamin’: Explore Ireland this summer


Hello summer!

Summer is here and it’s time to put those holiday plans into action. So air out your holiday wardrobe as we bring you the top destinations around Ireland to inspire your travel plans. What are you waiting for? Check that your travel insurance is in order and start the road trip now…

Kinsale, Cork:

There are few places more beautiful than Cork in the summer and we can think of no better starting point to kick off your adventures around Ireland than Kinsale. A picturesque former fishing and port village - Kinsale has something for everyone, from delicious seafood to quirky craft shops. And if you’re there for a weekend, why not take a trip around the coast and explore some of Ireland’s most scenic coast walks? You’ll have the perfect excuse to dine out in style in Kinsale that evening after a brisk walk by the sea.

Bundoran, Donegal, beaches, surfing, Ireland

Bundoran, Donegal:

Surfers from all around the globe now flock to this small Donegal town. And it’s easy to see why! From beautiful rolling beaches to a ceol and craic-filled nightlife, Bundoran is the ideal place to explore the beautiful Atlantic coast. If you’re feeling brave, you can also try your prowess on the water with surf schools on hand to give tourists expert guidance in conquering the waves. Give it a go! You might just discover that you’re a natural on the waves.

Clifden, West of Ireland, Galway, Connemara, rural, landscape

Clifden, Galway:

Close to the hustle and bustle of Galway City, Clifden holds a special place in our hearts. Sometimes referred to as the heart of Connemara, this small town is the perfect place to base yourself as you explore the West. From touring the unique culture of the Aran Islands - a mere hop away on a ferry - to taking a spin around the stunning Connemara landscape, you won’t run out of scenic spots to visit. And when you want to put your feet up, the town is becoming a hub for some of the West’s top culinary spots, so you’ll be counting down the hours to dinner-time each day!

Wexford, Curracloe Beach, beach, seaside, sea

Curracloe Beach, Wexford.

The location for Steven Spielberg’s epic World War II drama, Saving Private Ryan, this eastern beach is one of the jewels in the crown of our coastlines. With sea and sand-filled horizons for miles, tourists love the unspoiled nature of Curracloe Beach. While the surrounding village and holiday parks offer plenty of affordable places to stay and to dine out. You won’t run out of fun activities to keep you busy during your visit!


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