How to explore the Republic of Ireland, guided entirely by local advice
Every destination has its top things to see and do, a 'bucket list' of sights to be ticked off and shared on Instagram. But sometimes it's more rewarding to go off the beaten track.
In this new two-part video series (watch above), we explore Ireland going only by local recommendations.
In this first episode we explore the Republic of Ireland. Our journey kicks off in Barrow in County Kerry, where we are led to the best places for seabed foraging and clifftop fishing. We then drive to the small village of Lismore, where we catch up with travel writing legend Dervla Murphy.
Then onto Waterford, where we visit the home of glass-blowing and take a tour of the city's vibrant street art. After stopping off for a spot of live music in Kilkenny we finish our tour in Dublin, where we visit an infamous cafe and discover one of the top spots in the city f or a pint of Guinness.
Here is an overview of the route we took
How to do it
- Barrow House is a luxury, waterfront bed and breakfast in Barrow on the Wild Atlantic Way.
- The Irish Handmade Glass Company in Waterford has an open workshop and sells its products on-site.
- Waterford Walls runs the international street art festival annually in August.
- Kytelers Inn has regular live music in Kilkenny.
- White Moose CafÃ© is located in Phibsborough, Dublin.
- The Cobblestone pub is one of the best spots in Dublin for a Guinness.