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Our Family Drive Round IrelandMy wife and I and one of our daughters decided to take a holiday driving around Ireland. We’d been to Dublin before and really enjoyed ourselves, and we’d seen these tailor made holidays from Wexas that promised a self-drive tour of all the best bits. It seemed like an adventure, and I really like the idea of driving us.
We began our adventure in Dublin. We’d been to the Trinity College last time we visited, but we loved the old library so much we had to go back again. The next day we collected the hire car, and drove through mountains to get to Cork. This is a really beautiful part of Ireland, lush greenery, stunning views – the perfect reason to drive.
We stayed at the Hayfield Manor for a couple of nights, where the food was excellent, the staff friendly and the building itself is lovely. The service at dinner and breakfast left a little bit to be desired, but you can’t have everything! We kissed the Blarney Stone, of course, and visited Blarney Castle too. We visited the Cork City Gaol too, which was a prison in the 19th century – you really get a sense of how awful the prison system back in those days.
We then carried on leisurely driving through the Ring of Kerry, stopping off at the pub for a spot to eat, and stopped at Doonbeg, where I played a bit of golf and the girls got pampered at the hotel spa.
The last leg of the journey took us back to Dublin where we flew home.