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Wild Atlantic Way, Cork to Connemara

Kinsale's colourful shops in County Cork

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Apr - Oct

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Kinsale's colourful shops in County Cork

Wild Atlantic Way, Cork to Connemara

Best Time To Go

Apr - Oct

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Explore dramatic coastal scenery and welcoming villages on this self-drive holiday touring the Wild Atlantic Way from Cork through Kerry to Connemara.

Imagine the West of Ireland and you think of pretty coastal villages, dramatic seas, brightly-painted shops and bars, and a warm welcome.  Now you can enjoy all of this on the captivating coastal driving route known as Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. Wherever you travel, you will encounter moments of magic, moments to treasure and experiences that you will want to return to again and again.

Our specially designed self-drive tour takes a leisurely approach to the southern half of the driving route, starting in Cork, famous for its superb seafood, before traversing Kerry with its spectacular scenery. Then it’s on to County Clare and the mysterious landscape of the Burren before reaching Connemara, with its dramatic coastline, beautiful beaches and fascinating social history.

As always, this holiday features our careful selection of hand-picked accommodation in delightful guest houses and hideaway coastal hotels. We’ve done the legwork and the research so that you can enjoy every moment of your precious holiday time, and explore well off the beaten path.

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Day One – Kinsale

Day Two – Things to See & Do in Kinsale

Day Three – To Baltimore

Day Four – Things to See & Do in West Cork

Day Five – To Kerry

Day Six – Things to See & Do in Kerry

Day Seven – To Clare

Day Eight – Exploring Clare

Day Nine – To County Galway

Day Ten – Exploring Connemara

Day Eleven – Return Home


This holiday tours round the south and west of Ireland, round the coast of County Cork, then to Kerry, north through Clare and finishes in Connemara, County Galway.


£1365 per person for April & October, and £1495 per person for May to September, for 10 nights on a bed & breakfast basis, with dinner allowance provide on one evening in Kenmare.

Why not add a half day whale-watching boat trip and extra night in Baltimore for £130 per person.

Travel to Ireland

We would be delighted to book your travel to Ireland for this holiday.

The most convenient ferry routes are those from Pembroke or Fishguard to Rosslare, though connections through Dublin are also possible.

There are direct flight connections to Cork from many UK airports including London airports, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Leeds, Manchester, Luton, Southampton and Edinburgh. You could also easily base this holiday on return flights to Dublin and we can provide car rental for you, too.

Before your departure, you will receive personalised holiday information including full directions, recommended routes, and suggestions on places to visit depending on your interests and our local knowledge to help you get the most from your holiday.

All Ireland itineraries and room types are presented subject to availability at specific hotels.

We work hard to make sure the unexpected doesn’t affect your trip. On rare occasions, changes or cancellations may occur, affecting accommodation, transport or excursions. We are committed to informing you of any such circumstances and will use our knowledge and resources to offer suitable alternatives wherever possible.

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Wild Atlantic Way, Cork to Connemara

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