On this tour of the stunning Wild Atlantic Way, you’ll journey from Ireland’s northernmost point in Donegal to its southernmost point in Cork – also known as “Malin to Mizen”. Enjoy miles of jaw-dropping scenery and become immersed in Irish culture as you undertake the drive of a lifetime along the gorgeous Irish coast.

Day 1 – Midlands


  • Belvedere House
  • Kilbeggan Distillery
  • Loughcrew Passage Tomb
  • Newgrange
  • Hill of Tara
  • Trim Castle

Day 2 & 3 – Donegal

Day 2&3


  • Ballyshannon Town
  • Glenveagh National Park
  • Glengesh Pass
  • Blue Stack Mountains
  • Slieve League Cliffs
  • Glencolmcille
  • Killybegs Port
  • Newmills Corn and Flax Mills

Day 4 - Sligo

Day 4


  • Rosses Point
  • Yeats Grave
  • Sligo Abbey
  • Benbulben Mountain

Day 5 - Mayo


  • Westport
  • Clew Bay
  • Croagh Patrick
  • Céide Fields

Day 6 – Galway


  • Galway City
  • Galway Crystal
  • Kylemore Abbey
  • Connemara National Park
  • Aughnanure Castle

Day 7- Clare


  • Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Poulnabrone Dolmen
  • The Burren
  • Doolin

Day 8 & 9 – Kerry

Day 8&9


  • The Ring of Kerry
  • Killarney National Park
  • Muckross House & Gardens
  • Dingle Peninsula
  • Tralee
  • Kenmare

Day 10 & 11 – Cork


  • Blarney Castle
  • Blarney Woolen  Mills
  • Cobh Heritage Centre
  • Cork City
  • Old Midleton Whiskey Distillery
  • Cork Opera House
  • Kinsale
  • Titanic Experience
  • Cork City Gaol
  • Blackrock Castle
  • Spike Island
  • Red Abbey
  • English Market

Day 12 – Dublin

Dublin City


  • Trinity College Dublin
  • The Book of Kells
  • Temple Bar
  • Guinness Storehouse
  • Old Jameson Distillery
  • National Museum of Ireland
  • Christchurch Cathedral
  • Kilmainham Gaol


Package includes accommodation, breakfast each morning, guide booklet, heritage island guide, attraction guide, car rental with unlimited mileage, insurances.

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  • Newgrange Passage Tomb
    Blue Stack Mountain
    Croagh Patrick
    Cliffs of Moher
    Limerick City
    Ring of Kerry
    Dingle Peninsula
    Blarney Castle and Blarney Stone
    Dublin City
    Trinity College and Book of Kells
    Guinness Storehouse
  • Meath 1 night
    Donegal 2 nights
    Sligo 1 night
    Mayo 2 nights
    Galway 1 night
    Clare 1 night
    Kerry 2 nights
    Cork 1 night
    Dublin 1 night
  • Car rental – includes theft protection, unlimited mileage, taxes and airport charges
    Accommodation – each night included, take your pick of B&Bs, hotels and castles
    Food – a full Irish breakfast will be provided each morning
    Itinerary – you’ll have full access to your trip itinerary 24/7
    Payment plan options – contact our team for more information on affordable payment plans
    Personal travel advisor – one of our team members will be assigned to you from beginning to end, offering expert advice and answering any queries you have

Trip Overview

Arrive into Dublin airport to begin your Ireland self-drive tour and travel straight to Meath where you can relax for your first night after flying. Visit the old monastic site of Clonmacnoise or the Megalithic Tombs of Newgrange before moving on to the beautiful Donegal. Although this county is located in the North of Ireland, it is not part of Northern Ireland and is on the southern side of the border. In fact, Donegal is one of the few remaining counties where Gaeilge (our native Irish language) is widely spoken.


Malin Head is the most northern point in Ireland and is home to some breathtakingly beautiful scenery. Advance further down the coast now to Sligo. This county is well-known for W.B. Yeats, whose poetry was influenced by his summers spent here. His final resting place is also in Sligo. The Sligo Abbey is not to be missed, a ruined abbey built in 1253.

You will then continue along The Wild Atlantic Way and spend 2 nights in County Mayo. Croagh Patrick is located about 10 minutes from Westport and is named after our famous Saint Patrick (yes, he gets a mountain and a day named after him!). If you dare, climb up to the top to see the small chapel (it only takes two hours!) and the beautiful Clew Bay which is overlooked by Croagh Patrick. After your time in Mayo, you will head on to Galway.


Take a stroll down Shop Street where you will be spoilt for choice with pubs restaurants and shops. You will also be sure to hear some live music on the streets. While in Galway you can venture further west into Connemara and experience some more of the Wild Atlantic Way. Connemara is a place of intense beauty; barren landscape, stunning Atlantic views and welcoming villages serving some of the best food around. Staying on the west coast you cross into Clare; a must-see are the Cliffs of Moher (Harry Potter quidditch scenes were filmed here). Stop in to a traditional pub for an Irish music session and more banter!

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The road continues to the charming Kerry, as known as The Kingdom. Dramatic scenery of the sea, mountains and lakes awaits you – so many photo opportunities of scenery, people and craic (Irish for fun). With two days here you have time to do the famous Ring of Kerry, a boat trip to the Skelligs weather permitting (location of the filming of the new Star Wars movie) or horse and trap trip through the Gap of Dunloe, so much to choose from! Your journey will continue on to Cork, The Rebel County.


Cork is a bustling city on the south coast of Ireland where culture and heritage abounds. You can visit the the old goal (jail & pronounced jail too) or the seaside town of Kinsale. Old Head Golf Course is there for the golfer who dares! Of course as you are on the Wild Atlantic Way tour, you will have to drive out to Brow Head (near Mizen Head), which is the south-most point in Ireland.

Finally, finish off your tour with a night in Dublin. Absorb the charm of our capital city, be it a pint of Guinness in the Storehouse, the Georgian Squares or charming cobbled streets of Temple Bar, there is plenty to offer all types of visitor!


Go Irish Tours reserves the right to substitute alternative accommodation, activities, restaurants and other features when there is no availability or changes need to be made due to reasons beyond our control.
All bookings are subject to Go Irish Tours terms and conditions. Please read full details on our website.


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    My name is Ed short for Edgar. Mixed blood of Latvian and Ireland
    I have lived in Mullingar town for most of my life. Traveling around the country is my favorite pass time activity, I have been to many places, and love to explore all the nooks & crannies of Ireland. The beauty of Ireland's landscape is unbelievable sometimes you feel like in a different country. From the serenity of the walk at Glendalough to the humbling feeling of being beside Cliffs of Moher is truly amazing to experience.
    When I travel throughout Ireland the hospitality is the one thing that stood out most! Cork is my personal favourite as the people are so nice and welcoming my highlight was the Titanic experience where you feel like one of the passengers who are about to board the ship from the heartbreak pier that still stands to this day.
    In Ireland you will always get the warmest welcome in any B&B. My other hobbies are cooking horse riding and fishing. I can’t wait to share the experiences with you for your Trip of a lifetime to this amazing Green Isle.
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    Hey, my name is Donna and I'm from the town of Mullingar in the Heart of Ireland.

    One of my passions is exploring and from my experience, Ireland is a beautiful country to explore. I have so many recommendations but for newcomers to Ireland I definitely opt to send you to Westport for Croagh Patrick & Clew Bay, perfect for hiking scenery and beautiful seafood, 

    My favorite place in Ireland is Galway City - I love going for a meal with my friends, followed by a stroll down the cobbled streets, before popping into one of the Traditional Irish Pubs like  An Púcan.

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    Born in Portugal, I fell in love with Ireland from the moment I landed here. I intended to stay for 6 months, and 6 years after I just cannot imagine my life without the Irish ‘craic’. 

    Working in Events & Tourism for the last years has been so rewarding - bringing people to see all the magical, undiscovered spots in this country is what I wake up for every day. I have made memories that will last a lifetime, and I work towards creating the same experiences for others visiting the Emerald island. 

    My favourite place in Ireland is probably the Dingle Peninsula, where bumpy roads bring the Atlantic ocean and green mountains together. The seafood is just as brilliant as the landscape, which I couldn’t forget to mention, being the foodie that I am!

    You could say I am biased when I pick Kilkenny as one of my other top spots - I just can’t get enough of this lively mediaeval city branded by its hospitality.

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    Without a shadow of a doubt my favourite county and city in Ireland is Galway simply due to the dual aspect living you can have in this area the beauty and serenity of the Connemara countryside and the diverse cultural living of Galway city. Come and see firsthand how friendly and welcoming the Irish people are , Stop waiting and make the trip of a lifetime!

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    Hey! My name is Sinéad. I'm from Longford, the heart of the midlands. I'm a countryside girl at heart, depsite living in the capital for a few years while studying. I love the hustle bustle of Dublin city centre, there's always so much going on and so much to do. Although, you can't beat the tranquility of the Irish countryside in my opinion!

    Apart from my hometown, one of my favorite place in Ireland has got to be 'The Kingdom' (Kerry). The scenery is just unparalleled. From the idyllic wild Atlantic coasts to our selection of well-known mountain ranges, and everything in between. The ring of Kerry is definitely a must see, the nightlife is pretty great too!!

    On my weekends I love to cheer on my local Gaelic football teams. I'd definitely recommend catching a GAA match on your travels!

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    I'm from the town of Mullingar, known as the hidden heartlands of Ireland. Travel is my passion, every weekend I try to visit a few different counties here in Ireland and also explore new and exciting countries. Unfortunately there is just not enough time to visit everywhere I want too on our beautiful island of Ireland, Naturally the next best thing is to help make others dreams come true with the trip of a lifetime to our fair isle!

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    I look forward to working with many of you in the near future to offer my knowledge, guidance and support for your trip of a lifetime.

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    My name is Ronan and I'm from Mullingar (the heart of the Midlands). I have a passion for travelling and have been all over the world. However, my most favourite place in the world is the west of Ireland along the Wild Atlantic Way. From seeing Basking sharks in Keem bay in Achill Island (Mayo), to having a lovely relaxing pint of Guinness in Salthill in Galway, to taking in the majestic Cliffs of Moher in Clare and kayaking alongside dolphins in Dingle bay (Kerry) - it's all just amazing. Oh, and not to forget the delicious Skellig chocolates while looking out at Skellig Michaeal in Kerry, yum!

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