Location: Cork to Killarney
Hostel: Killarney Railway Hostel, Killarney
To do: Kinsale, Timoleague Abbey, Clonakilty, Bantry, Killarney
These was one of those ‘long traveling days’ where we had nothing specifically planned, we just knew we wanted to see some of the southern coast and then drive up to Killarney for the night.
It was an amazing drive and we just kept stopping for pictures and to see different castles and Abbeys.
One of the most beautiful ones was without a doubt Timoleague Abbey where we spent a good hour just exploring the site.
We then stopped in Bantry, a lovely little harbour town in West Cork and on the Wild Atlantic Way. We were told to go there to try some of the best fish and chips in Ireland, at a place called the Snug. It was so busy that we ended up leaving and didn’t try the famous fish and chips, but we did enjoy the little harbour.
We eventually got to Killarney and with a big hike to do the next day, we went for dinner and then straight to bed.
Although the description above does not make any kind of justice to the beautiful places we’ve seen, I definitely recommend you drive via this route. It’s absolutely stunning and you will be stopping every 5 minutes to take pictures.