The endless expanses of the Irish highlands are best explored in a hire car. From Dublin, there are a number of routes that lead to the attractions of the island. The national parks and coasts are popular excursion destinations.
You can witness Celtic culture everywhere – the castles and fortresses are an integral part of the island. Take a little time and visit the charming city of Dublin, the Irish metropolis with a colourful cultural offering and a lively pub and restaurant scene – there is nothing like a freshly poured Guinness or Beamish Irish stout to round off the day.
Irish folk music and whiskey
Folklore is an important part of the Irish tradition and is maintained to this day.
The numerous music festivals also feature classical, jazz, blues, pop and rock music. St Patrick’s Day on 17 March sees great parades pass through the streets all over Ireland. Taste genuine Irish whiskey and visit one of the traditional distilleries.
In a hire car you can reach the most important spots in Ireland in one day. When the weather is good, a ride in a cabriolet or roadster is simply a joy. For off-road trips, however, a four-wheel drive car is recommended.
By car through Ireland: the panoramic Ring of Kerry
The wild cliffs in the south-west of Ireland have defied the forces of the Atlantic for millennia.
On your 179-kilometre journey through County Kerry you drive along the rugged coast, past secluded bays and romantic villages. In Killarney you will experience the flair of a typical Irish town, with charming shops and delightful little streets.
In a hire car from TUI Cars in Dublin you can reach the Ring of Kerry via the M7 motorway to Limerick. A little longer, but equally worthwhile, is the ride over the M8 to Cork. And always remember: you drive on the left in Ireland.