Riding the Rails
Ireland's trains are often ignored by visitors, which is a shame as they make a fun way for everyone in the family to enjoy the countryside. You can stretch you legs, explore the modern and fast trains and have a snack. Best of all some of the most popular places outside of Dublin, such as Sligo, Westport, Galway, Limerick and Cork are easily reached. Family fares can make a daytrip cheap and you can always rent a car locally to explore little lanes and tiny villages. And while todays Irish trains link major towns, in decades past they served much more of the nation. Many of these old lines are now aimed at tourists and make for a fun and scenic day out. You can ride across the moors from Tralee in County Kerry or near Kilrush in County Clare.
By Ryan Ver Berkmoes, AFAR Contributor
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