Cheap 13-Day Ireland Road Trip from Cork to Waterford City Metropolitan District, Dublin, Sligo, Galway, and Killarney

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Kickstart an unforgettable journey with this 13-day cheap road trip in Ireland, tailored for travelers on a budget. Explore Cork, Ballincollig, Blarney, Waterford City Metropolitan District, Kilkenny, The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, Cahir, Dublin, Glendalough, Swords, Enniskerry, The Municipal District of Trim, Slane, Sligo, Letterkenny, Galway, Ennistimon, Killarney, Carrigtwohill, and Cobh, where every turn is a new discovery.

Explore Ireland for less and on your own terms. This customizable and cheap Ireland travel package promises an exhilarating 13-day adventure. We'll introduce you to many famous and affordable vacation spots in the country.

Stay comfortably at a top-rated budget hotel for 2 nights in Cork, 1 night in Waterford City Metropolitan District, 4 nights in Dublin, 2 nights in Sligo, 2 nights in Galway, and 1 night in Killarney. Dine with locals at popular restaurants and bars across Ireland and get a taste of the people’s hospitality and authentic food. We'll help you have an unforgettable road trip experience in Ireland at the lowest price!

On arrival in Cork, you'll pick up your rental vehicle. From there, you'll begin your journey to the best and cheapest places to travel to in Ireland. Ireland offers a wealth of world-class natural and scenic beauty you wouldn't want to miss!

During your cheap holiday in Ireland, the choice of accommodation is entirely yours. Enjoy the freedom to select the ideal budget-friendly stay that perfectly matches your needs. Rest assured, your affordable accommodation will provide a welcoming retreat after a day of exploration and discovery.

Throughout your road trip in Ireland, take breaks from sightseeing to explore your favorite destinations' top shopping streets and markets. Discover unique souvenirs that will forever remind you of your self-drive adventure in Ireland.

This affordable holiday package includes everything you need for a fantastic 13-day vacation in Ireland. We'll offer you cheap flights and arrange your hotel reservations for 12 nights. We'll also provide you with the best budget rental car in Ireland with CDW insurance.

You can customize your Ireland travel plan for a more personalized holiday experience. Choose from popular and competitively-priced tours and tickets in Ireland and add your picks to your itinerary. For example, get cheap tour tickets to uncover the stories behind Ireland's famous sights. Or, try out some of the most fantastic excursions. There's no better way to add more culture and inspiration to your trip!

Booking this cheap holiday package in Ireland offers you many perks. You'll get 24/7 travel support. In addition, you'll have access to a step-by-step guide in our mobile app. Here, you'll find all your travel documents organized in one place.

So what are you waiting for? Enjoy a hassle-free vacation in Ireland with this cheap holiday deal! The best and most affordable tours in Ireland fill up fast, so book your adventure today!

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Hotel, 12 nights
Rental car, 13 days
CDW Insurance
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Swords
Trim
Ballincollig
 Cork, Ireland. Fishing boats inside the port of Cobh. A city with colorful houses in Ireland.Cork / 2 nights
Carrigtwohill
Photo of the waterfront at Waterford in Ireland.Waterford / 1 night
Glendalough
Photo of beautiful landscape of Killarney, a city of Ireland.Killarney / 1 night
Enniskerry
Galway - city in IrelandGalway / 2 nights
Blarney
Ennistimon
Photo of River Nore in Kilkenny in Ireland by Taylor Floyd MewsKilkenny
Cashel
Slane
Aerial view of Dublin city center at sunset with River Liffey and Samuel Beckett bridge in the middle. Bridge designed by Santiago Calatrava.Dublin / 4 nights
Photo of Colorful row houses with towering cathedral in background in the port town of Cobh, County Cork, Ireland.Cobh
Photo of aerial view of Sligo Town, Ireland.Sligo / 2 nights
Cahir
Photo of aerial view of Cathedral of St. Eunan and St. Columba in Letterkenny ,Co. Donegal Ireland.Letterkenny

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Photo of Phoenix park with a beautiful view, Dublin, Ireland.Phoenix Park
Photo of amazing Cliffs of Moher at sunset in Ireland, County Clare.Cliffs of Moher
St Stephen's GreenSt Stephen's Green
Dublin CastleDublin Castle
Photo of the entrance to Dublin Zoo in the Phoenix park, Dublin. Opened in 1831 it covers an area of 28 hectares in the heart of Dublin City.Dublin Zoo
Photo of the St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland.St Patrick's Cathedral
Photo of Guinness Storehouse, Popular Tourist Attraction in Dublin, Ireland.Guinness Storehouse
Photo of Greenhouse in The National Botanic Garden in Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland.National Botanic Gardens
Malahide Castle & Gardens, Malahide Demesne, Malahide-West ED, Malahide ED, Fingal, County Dublin, Leinster, IrelandMalahide Castle & Gardens
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Pollacappul, Rinvyle ED, Conamara Municipal District, County Galway, Connacht, IrelandKylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Photo of Ruins of the medieval old huge cathedral among tombstones on Rock of Cashel, Ireland.Rock of Cashel
Photo of view of famous illuminated Ha Penny Bridge in Dublin, Ireland at sunset.Ha'penny Bridge
Photo of fountain depicting Galway Hookers in Eyre Square with Browne doorway in background in Galway, Ireland.Eyre Square
Photo of Fota Wildlife Park: giraffe being fed leaves, Ireland.Fota Wildlife Park
Photo of exterior view of the National Museum of Ireland .National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology
Killarney National Park, Glenna, Muckross ED, Killarney Municipal District, County Kerry, Munster, IrelandKillarney National Park
Molly Malone StatueMolly Malone Statue
Kilkenny CastleKilkenny Castle
Kilkenny Castle. Historic landmark in the town of Kilkenny in Ireland.Kilkenny Castle Park
Blarney Castle & Gardens, Blarney, Blarney ED, Blarney - Macroom, Cork, County Cork, Munster, IrelandBlarney Castle & Gardens
Powerscourt House & Gardens, Powerscourt Demesne, Enniskerry ED, The Municipal District of Bray, County Wicklow, Leinster, IrelandPowerscourt House & Gardens
Photo of Muckross House and gardens in National Park Killarney, Ireland.Muckross House
Wicklow Mountains National Park, Ballinastoe, Calary ED, The Municipal District of Wicklow, County Wicklow, Leinster, IrelandWicklow Mountains National Park
Majestic water cascade of Powerscourt Waterfall, the highest waterfall in Ireland. Famous tourist atractions in co. Wicklow, Ireland.Powerscourt Waterfall
photo of Trim Castle .
Connemara National Park, Addergoole, Ballynakill ED, Conamara Municipal District, County Galway, Connacht, IrelandConnemara National Park
Glencar Waterfall, Largandoon, Glencar ED, Manorhamilton Municipal District, County Leitrim, Connacht, IrelandGlencar Waterfall
Spanish ArchSpanish Arch
Photo of Fitzgerald’s Park is on the Cork and was founded for the Cork Exhibition which was attended by Queen Victoria.Fitzgerald's Park
Glendalough monastic site aerial view. Co. Wicklow, Ireland. Glendalough Cathedral
photo of Cahir castle in county Tipperary, Ireland .Cahir Castle
Glenveagh National Park, Derrylahan, Cross Roads ED, Glenties Municipal District, County Donegal, IrelandGlenveagh National Park
photo of view of Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, Galway, Ireland.Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, Galway
photo of Hill of Tara with blue sky, Ireland .Hill of Tara
photo of Blarney Castle, Co.Cork, Ireland, home of world famous Blarney Stone .Blarney Stone
photo of view of 2nd May 2019, Slane, County Meath, Ireland. Slane Castle and Distillery, Irland.Slane Castle
photo of Front old City Gaol in County Cork. Republic of Ireland. Historic prison was built in 1824.Cork City Gaol
Spike Island Tours, Kilgarvan, Cobh Urban ED, Cobh Municipal District, County Cork, Munster, IrelandSpike Island Tours
Walled Victorian Garden
Regional Park Ballincollig(Páirc Réigiúnach Bhaile an Chollaigh), Great Island, Ballincollig ED, Ballincollig - Carrigaline, Cork, County Cork, Munster, IrelandRegional Park Ballincollig
photo of Galway City Museum Galway, Irland.Galway City Museum
Arena 7 Entertainment Complex, Ballyraine, Letterkenny Rural ED, Letterkenny, County Donegal, IrelandArena 7 Entertainment Complex
Great Escape Rooms, Townparks, St Nicholas, Galway City, County Galway, Connacht, IrelandGreat Escape Rooms
The Latin Quarter, Townparks, Eyre Square, Galway City, County Galway, Connacht, IrelandThe Latin Quarter
photo of view of Cork, Ireland. The north channel River Lee and St Patrick's Bridge, Cork, Irland.St Patrick's Bridge
St. Eunan's Cathedral, Letterkenny, Letterkenny Urban ED, County Donegal, IrelandSt Eunan's Cathedral
photo of view of Aerial view of Oranmore Castle 800 year old national monument, Cork, Irland.National Monument
Ennistymon Cascades
Brú Ború Heritage Centre, Saint Patricksrock, Cashel Urban, The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, County Tipperary, Munster, IrelandBrú Ború Heritage Centre

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Day 1

Day 1 – Cork - arrival day

  • Cork - Arrival day
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  • St Patrick's Bridge
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Your exciting road trip through Ireland starts when you reach the incredible city of Cork, where you'll stay for 1 night. You'll pick up your rental car in Cork and begin your adventure in Ireland.

Cork is a popular cheap holiday destination in Ireland with something to offer every traveler. More than a city in Ireland, Cork is also a great place to find top-rated budget accommodations. You'll find many of these accommodations close to bustling markets and cultural attractions.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to St Patrick's Bridge. This bridge is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Cork, with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 607 visitors.

Going on cheap, budget vacations in Ireland shouldn’t stop anyone from dining at top-rated restaurants and bars. More than just an affordable travel destination, Cork is also home to a variety of excellent dining and drinking spots. When it’s time for a meal, we recommend you try some of the city's best places to eat and enjoy refreshing drinks.

The Woodford stands out as a haven for budget-conscious travelers seeking exceptional flavors. Indulge in a delightful array of mouthwatering options. For those craving a casual dining experience, Izz Cafe offers mouthwatering dishes that are sure to satisfy any palate. Don't miss out on the charming ambiance and diverse menu at Liberty Grill, where every bite promises a delightful dining experience.

The Shelbourne Bar is a great spot where you can enjoy a refreshing drink after an active day. Alternatively, The Oval is another excellent place to relax and have a drink or two after a busy day.

Enjoy toasting the start of a terrific road trip vacation and a cheap holiday experience in Ireland!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Cork, Ballincollig, Blarney, and Waterford City Metropolitan District

  • Waterford
  • Cork
  • Ballincollig
  • Blarney
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Drive 168 km, 2 hours 54 min

  • Regional Park Ballincollig
  • Fitzgerald's Park
  • Cork City Gaol
  • Blarney Castle & Gardens
  • Blarney Stone
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On day 2 of your road trip through popular and cheap vacation spots across Ireland, you’ll experience 3 charming destinations — Cork, Ballincollig, and Blarney. How much time you’ll spend in each location is up to you. You’ll end your day in the city of Waterford City Metropolitan District, where you'll stay for 1 night.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Cork and set your GPS to Waterford City Metropolitan District. While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. This car ride usually takes around 1 hour 57 min. Upon reaching Waterford City Metropolitan District, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Fitzgerald's Park. Previous visitors have rated this park an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 5,170 reviews.

Cork City Gaol is a local recommendation that you also can pay a visit today. This prison is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 2,919 reviews.

When you're ready to see some sights, Regional Park Ballincollig is a great place to start. This park is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 2,121 visitors.

When you arrive in Blarney, it's time to take a break from the road.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Blarney Castle & Gardens. This park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 10,764 reviews.

Next up, make your way to Blarney Stone. This stone has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 4,710 reviews.

You’ll also have your choice of the best budget-friendly accommodations in the city of Waterford City Metropolitan District. So when it's time for a break from your adventures in Waterford City Metropolitan District, relax and restore your energy at any of the following affordable places to stay.

Make the most of your budget vacation in Ireland by treating yourself to a hearty meal and a refreshing drink. You’ll find many great restaurants and bars in Waterford City Metropolitan District that offer delicious foods and drinks to help keep you going.

Bodega offers delicious bites without straining your wallet. For a taste of local cuisine with a twist, venture to Revolution Craft Beer & Whiskey Bar. Or, try Emiliano's, where reasonable prices and warm hospitality create a welcoming atmosphere for diners seeking a memorable dining experience.

Round off your dining experience by visiting Geoff's Cafe Bar, a prime location for a drink. Alternatively, explore the distinctive characteristics of The Gingerman, a bar catering to every mood and preference. An Uisce Beatha likewise offers a unique atmosphere, perfect for a memorable night out.

Cherish every minute of your road trip vacation across Ireland. Celebrate this opportunity to enjoy a cheap holiday in Ireland!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Waterford City Metropolitan District, Kilkenny, The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, Cahir, and Dublin

  • Dublin
  • Kilkenny
  • Cashel
  • Cahir
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Drive 271 km, 4 hours 4 min

  • Cahir Castle
  • Rock of Cashel
  • Brú Ború Heritage Centre
  • Kilkenny Castle
  • Kilkenny Castle Park
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Day 3 of your road trip across Ireland is another proof that cheap holidays in Ireland can indeed provide you an extraordinary travel experience. Today's agenda includes touring 3 wonderful destinations — Kilkenny, The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, and Cahir. You’ll explore along your route leading to the city of Dublin, where you'll be spending 4 nights.

After soaking in The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Kilkenny. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 53 min. When you arrive in Kilkenny, it's time to take a break from the road.

Kick off the day at Kilkenny Castle, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This schloss country house museum is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 11,458 reviews.

Today is also your chance to visit Kilkenny Castle. Kilkenny Castle is a schloss country house museum with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 10,743 reviews.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Cahir and set your GPS to The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel. While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. This car ride usually takes around 17 min. Upon reaching The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Rock of Cashel. This extraordinary castle is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 13,510 visitors.

Next, make your way to Brú Ború Heritage Centre. This top attraction is a point of interest with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 187 visitors.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Cahir, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Keep in mind that your travel time from Waterford City Metropolitan District to Cahir may take around 1 hour 5 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Cahir, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Make Cahir Castle one of your first sightseeing stops in Cahir. Rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 5,042 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

Dublin offers many top-rated accommodations suitable for travelers on a budget vacation in Ireland. Whether you're in need of a quick break from your activities or seeking a comfortable place to rest, rest assured you'll find a welcoming and affordable option in the city.

Indulge in the culinary wonders of Dublin, where exceptional dining and drinking experiences await at unbeatable prices. Explore the city's diverse venues, ensuring a memorable culinary journey for every visitor.

Discover the heart of Dublin through its culinary scene, starting with Merchant's Arch. Not only will you discover mouthwatering dishes, but you'll also be pleasantly surprised by their budget-friendly offerings. For a taste of tradition, try The Brazen Head, where time-honored recipes are served. Or, explore The Stags Head, renowned for its delicious offerings and cozy ambiance.

Extend your evening after a delightful meal by visiting Light House Cinema, which offers the perfect atmosphere for a night out.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure and cheap holiday experience in Ireland!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Dublin, Wicklow, The Municipal District of Bray, Glendalough, Swords, and Enniskerry

  • Dublin
  • Glendalough
  • Swords
  • Enniskerry
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Drive 169 km, 3 hours 42 min

  • Malahide Castle & Gardens
  • Powerscourt House & Gardens
  • Powerscourt Waterfall
  • Wicklow Mountains National Park
  • Glendalough Cathedral
  • More

On day 4 of your affordable vacation in Ireland, prepare for another exciting road trip adventure within and immediately outside Dublin. You’ll stay in Dublin for another 3 nights. You’ll visit more of the best attractions in Ireland, discover new cultures, and take in unique experiences.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Wicklow.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Wicklow Mountains National Park. Previous visitors have rated this park an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 7,575 reviews.

The Municipal District of Bray welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Powerscourt Waterfall. Previous visitors have rated this waterfall an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 6,309 reviews.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Dublin. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 9 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Glendalough Cathedral. This church building is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Glendalough, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 5,066 visitors.

When you’re done exploring the area’s best attractions, you’ll drive back to your accommodation in Dublin.

Going on cheap, budget vacations in Ireland shouldn’t stop anyone from dining at top-rated restaurants and bars. More than just an affordable travel destination, Dublin is also home to a variety of excellent dining and drinking spots. When it’s time for a meal, we recommend you try some of the city's best places to eat and enjoy refreshing drinks.

Treat yourself to a delicious meal at Chapter One Restaurant, where every bite is a flavor-packed adventure! With an enticing menu of affordable delights, this spot is a must-visit for foodies on a budget. Another hotspot worth exploring during your cheap getaway is The Bank on College Green - a local favorite and a top pick for mouthwatering delights. If you're eager to dine where the locals love, don't miss out on Café en Seine, where fantastic food and friendly service await!

Celebrate another day of your adventure-filled road trip through Ireland with a toast. Cheers to a memorable cheap vacation experience in Ireland!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Dublin

  • Dublin
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Drive 15 km, 1 hour 11 min

  • Dublin Castle
  • Molly Malone Statue
  • Ha'penny Bridge
  • Dublin Zoo
  • Phoenix Park
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Day 5 means another chance to make the best memories in Dublin. You’ll go sightseeing at famous attractions in Dublin and check out the most popular dining spots. You still have 2 nights left to stay in the city. So buckle up and prepare to be blown away!

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Dublin Castle. This point of interest is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Dublin, with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 31,463 visitors.

Molly Malone Statue is another popular place of interest you can visit today. The average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 11,774 reviews gives you an idea of other visitors’ experience at this attraction.

If it’s still bright and early, make your way to Ha'penny Bridge. Visitors have rated this footbridge an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 13,278 reviews.

Dublin Zoo, boasting an annual visitor count of up to 1,105,005 people, is another unique site you can experience today. This attraction is a zoo rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 25,663 reviews.

Make your way to the fantastic Phoenix Park, perhaps the most famous park in Dublin. This attraction is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 37,298 travelers.

Keen to do something new and one-of-a-kind today? There are many experiences you can add to your cheap vacation package. Check out all the budget-friendly activities and tours below and bag a cheap holiday deal.

Savor the culinary delights of Dublin, where affordability meets excellence in dining and drinking. From inviting bars crafting signature cocktails to cozy eateries serving up local favorites, the city offers an unforgettable experience for every taste bud.

Recharge and refresh your energy with a visit to FX Buckley Steakhouse Temple Bar, known for its delectable cuisine and inviting ambiance. While immersing yourself in the local culture during your budget-friendly getaway, make sure to stop by Mr Fox - a hidden culinary gem loved by locals and travelers alike. For those craving exquisite flavors, Porterhouse Temple Bar promises to deliver a feast for the senses.

A road trip vacation in Dublin can’t get any better than this! Toast to another amazing day in this cheap holiday destination in Ireland!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Dublin

  • Dublin
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Drive 13 km, 1 hour 16 min

  • National Botanic Gardens
  • Guinness Storehouse
  • St Patrick's Cathedral
  • St Stephen's Green
  • National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology
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On day 6 of your budget-friendly road trip adventure in Ireland, you’ll go deep into Dublin and see some of the destination’s most unforgettable attractions. Enjoy a feast at the end of the day, making the most of the time you have in the city of Dublin — 1 night.

Kick off the day at National Botanic Gardens, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This botanical garden is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 15,718 reviews.

Today is also your chance to visit Guinness Storehouse. Guinness Storehouse is a tourist attraction with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 19,154 reviews.

St Patrick's Cathedral is another top attraction we highly recommend you visit today. This anglican or episcopal cathedral is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 21,169 visitors.

Beyond the attractions mentioned above, you also have the opportunity to visit St Stephen's Green. This park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 29,521 visitors.

Lastly, don’t miss out on National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology, a famous national museum in Dublin. This attraction welcomes 370,965 visitors annually and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 12,321 travelers.

Touring the best attractions in Ireland offers you a glimpse of the country’s history and culture. But, you’ll be surprised to know that there’s more to Ireland you are yet to discover. Take part in an eye-opening experience to make the best of your affordable vacation in Ireland. Choose from all of the popular and budget-friendly tickets and activities available on this day of your cheap holiday in Ireland.

As this day progresses, satisfy your hunger and quench your thirst at one of the city's best restaurants and bars. Many restaurants in Dublin offer good food and drink options at even better prices; the perfect combination for travelers on affordable vacations in Ireland.

After a day of exploring, unwind at the popular The Old Storehouse Bar and Restaurant, serving up a tempting array of dishes that are well-loved by budget-savvy travelers. PHX Bistro is another great hotspot for culinary gems. If you’re into something unique but crafted with care and creativity, then head to The Vintage Kitchen.

Celebrate another day of your adventure-filled road trip through Ireland with a toast. Cheers to a memorable cheap vacation experience in Ireland!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Dublin, The Municipal District of Trim, The Municipal District of Ashbourne, Manorhamilton Municipal District, Slane, and Sligo

  • Sligo
  • Trim
  • Slane
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Drive 270 km, 4 hours 14 min

  • Hill of Tara
  • Slane Castle
  • Glencar Waterfall
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On day 7 of your cheap holiday travels in Ireland, you’ll tour 4: The Municipal District of Trim, The Municipal District of Ashbourne, Manorhamilton Municipal District, and Slane. You'll stay in Sligo for 2 nights, giving you enough time to satisfy your wanderlust and craving for new experiences.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of The Municipal District of Trim, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Slane may take around 34 min. Upon your arrival in Slane, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Seize the day by visiting some of the best attractions in the area, like Trim Castle. This extraordinary castle has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 6,117 visitors.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, The Municipal District of Ashbourne.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Hill of Tara. This archaeological site is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in The Municipal District of Ashbourne, with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,276 visitors.

Manorhamilton Municipal District welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Glencar Waterfall. This much-appreciated point of interest is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars in 5,524 reviews.

While exploring Ireland is a refreshing experience, don’t forget to rest to regain your energy. Sligo has plenty of top-rated accommodation options in all price ranges. Travelers visiting Sligo on an affordable vacation can easily find a comfortable place to stay in the town.

When it's time to eat or savor a refreshing drink, treat yourself to a delightful dining and drinking experience without paying more than necessary. Sligo has restaurants and bars for all budgets, perfect for cheap holiday-goers.

After a day of fun adventures, treat yourself to the best dining experience at Coach Lane Restaurant @ Donaghy's Bar, where affordable mouthwatering dishes await. Another gem to discover during your memorable getaway is The Harp Tavern, highly regarded as one of the area's top dining spots. If you're eager to dine at a local-favorite spot, don't miss Fiddlers Creek Restaurant & Bar, an excellent choice to fulfill your cravings for delicious food and great service.

After your delicious meal, get a taste of the vibrant nightlife with a visit to Foleys, known for its inviting atmosphere. The Belfry Bar is another great option if you’re looking for a place to get the night started. Similarly, The Snug Bar provides a great setting to enjoy the night away.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure and cheap holiday experience in Ireland!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Sligo, Letterkenny, and Glenties Municipal District

  • Sligo
  • Letterkenny
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Drive 267 km, 3 hours 58 min

  • Arena 7 Entertainment Complex
  • St Eunan's Cathedral
  • Glenveagh National Park
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Day 8’s road trip itinerary introduces you to many popular attractions and activities in Letterkenny, proving that cheap holidays in Ireland can be extraordinary. You have ample time, or 1 night, to stay in Letterkenny. So make the most of today by going to the best places to visit, eat, and drink in the town.

Take the opportunity to embark on a unique experience in Letterkenny. You’ll be excited to learn that there are plenty of easy to challenging tour options you can choose from and add to this cheap vacation package.

A cheap, budget vacation in Sligo should not stop you from enjoying incredible food and refreshing drinks. When you're ready for the best dining and bar experiences in Sligo, try some of our top recommendations.

Hargadon Bros stands out as a haven for budget-conscious travelers seeking exceptional flavors. Indulge in a delightful array of mouthwatering options. For those craving a casual dining experience, Rugantino offers mouthwatering dishes that are sure to satisfy any palate. Don't miss out on the charming ambiance and diverse menu at Knox, where every bite promises a delightful dining experience.

Cap off your night in this cheap holiday destination at Shoot the Crows and try some of its cocktails and snacks. Swagman Bar is another great place to hang out and unwind. If you want to have a drink or two with locals, you'll want to visit The Garavogue Bar, offering the perfect setting to unwind and savor the evening.

Cheers for an adventure-filled road trip vacation in Ireland! Celebrate this incredible opportunity for an affordable travel experience in the town of Sligo!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Sligo and Galway

  • Galway
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Drive 227 km, 3 hours 38 min

  • Walled Victorian Garden
  • Connemara National Park
  • Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
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You'll conclude your sightseeing and exploration in Galway, where you'll stay for 2 nights.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Walled Victorian Garden, a remarkable park where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 2,338 reviews.

Next, satisfy your wanderlust at Connemara National Park. This park has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 5,644 travelers.

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden is another must-visit attraction. This renowned cafe offers a memorable experience, well worth a stop on your self-guided sightseeing tour. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 13,674 travelers, it's one of the more popular places to see in the area.

You’ll also have your choice of the best budget-friendly accommodations in the city of Galway. So when it's time for a break from your adventures in Galway, relax and restore your energy at any of the following affordable places to stay.

As this day progresses, satisfy your hunger and quench your thirst at one of the city's best restaurants and bars. Many restaurants in Galway offer good food and drink options at even better prices; the perfect combination for travelers on affordable vacations in Ireland.

After a day of exploring, unwind at the popular The Front Door Pub, serving up a tempting array of dishes that are well-loved by budget-savvy travelers. O'Connell's Bar Galway is another great hotspot for culinary gems. If you’re into something unique but crafted with care and creativity, then head to Zappis Restaurant.

Unwind after your meal by stepping into Tigh Neachtain. This venue is celebrated for its extensive drink selections and cozy vibes. Alternatively, The Crane Bar offers a dynamic and energetic atmosphere for a glass or two. Don’t overlook O'Connor's Famous Pub, another top-rated bar in the area.

A road trip vacation in Galway can’t get any better than this! Toast to another amazing day in this cheap holiday destination in Ireland!

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Day 10

Day 10 – Galway

  • Galway
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Drive 2 km, 35 min

  • Galway City Museum
  • Spanish Arch
  • The Latin Quarter
  • Great Escape Rooms
  • Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, Galway
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Day 10 of your road trip adventure means another chance to make the best memories on your cheap holiday in Ireland. Prepare to be blown away by the city of Galway! You’ll go sightseeing at famous attractions in Galway and conclude your journey with a lovely dinner, enjoying your remaining 1 night in the area.

Journey into the unknown at Galway City Museum, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable city museum has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,232 reviews. Every year, Galway City Museum welcomes more than 161,558 curious visitors.

When you’re ready to continue your sightseeing, Spanish Arch is a recommended place to visit. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars in 5,753 reviews.

Another must-see attraction in Galway is The Latin Quarter. Rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,096 travelers, this popular tourist destination in Galway offers an experience you will remember.

Great Escape Rooms is another popular stop on travelers' itineraries in Galway. This point of interest promises memorable moments of exploring. Other travelers have rated this attraction 4.8 out of 5 stars in 1,162 reviews.

Lastly, don't miss out on Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, Galway. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,556 local and international travelers, it's a popular place to visit.

Make your vacation in Ireland more memorable and epic without spending a fortune. Take advantage of the cheap holiday deals you'll find in Ireland and add budget-friendly activities to your travel plan.

Going on cheap, budget vacations in Ireland shouldn’t stop anyone from dining at top-rated restaurants and bars. More than just an affordable travel destination, Galway is also home to a variety of excellent dining and drinking spots. When it’s time for a meal, we recommend you try some of the city's best places to eat and enjoy refreshing drinks.

After a day filled with excitement, indulge in a satisfying meal at A Púcán, offering a menu full of delicious options at reasonable prices. Featuring an enticing array of mouthwatering delights, The Skeff Bar is another must-visit dining spot. For an authentic dining experience favored by locals, make your way to Kai Restaurant, where you can also enjoy great food and warm hospitality.

Caribou is a great spot where you can enjoy a refreshing drink after an active day. Alternatively, Taaffes Bar is another excellent place to relax and have a drink or two after a busy day. You might also want to cap the night off at Monroe's Tavern, a fascinating bar that offers a unique ambiance and a wide selection of cocktails.

Celebrate another day of your adventure-filled road trip through Ireland with a toast. Cheers to a memorable cheap vacation experience in Ireland!

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Day 11

Day 11 – Galway, Ennistimon, and Killarney

  • Killarney
  • Galway
  • Ennistimon
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Drive 262 km, 4 hours 11 min

  • Eyre Square
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Ennistymon Cascades
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Day 11 of your self-drive vacation in Ireland will take you to the town of Killarney, where you'll be staying for 1 night. On your way to Killarney, you'll explore 2 popular cheap holiday destinations in Ireland, including Galway and Ennistimon.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Cliffs of Moher. This cliff is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 32,664 reviews.

Upon your arrival in Galway, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Seize the day by visiting some of the best attractions in the area, like Eyre Square. This extraordinary square has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 13,114 visitors.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Ennistimon, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Killarney. This drive usually takes around 2 hours 22 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Ennistymon Cascades. This sightseeing destination is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 384 visitors.

Killarney offers many top-rated accommodations suitable for travelers on a budget vacation in Ireland. Whether you're in need of a quick break from your activities or seeking a comfortable place to rest, rest assured you'll find a welcoming and affordable option in the town.

Savor the mouthwatering delights of Killarney, where top-quality dining experiences blend seamlessly with budget-friendly options. Check out the town's best restaurant and bar options, offering a tantalizing array of flavors to satisfy every palate. Whether you're in the mood for a casual bite or a refreshing cocktail, these spots have something for everyone.

Start your flavor-filled journey at The Mad Monk by Quinlans, featuring local favorites at reasonable prices. Looking for a taste of the unexpected? Hannigans Bar, Restaurant & Rooftop Balcony offers delightful dishes and desserts. If you’re seeking a cozy setting and satisfying meal, The Shire Bar & Cafe is the perfect spot for you!

After enjoying a fulfilling meal, continue your evening at John M. Reidy, ideal for those looking to unwind with a drink in a comfortable setting. Alternatively, Courtney's Bar offers a welcoming atmosphere for easing into the nightlife. Similarly, Jimmy Brien's provides an excellent environment for a relaxed and enjoyable evening.

Raise your glass to celebrate your fun and affordable travel experience in the town of Killarney!

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Day 12

Day 12 – Killarney, Carrigtwohill, Cobh, and Cork

  • Cork
  • Carrigtwohill
  • Cobh
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Drive 149 km, 3 hours 3 min

  • Muckross House
  • Killarney National Park
  • Fota Wildlife Park
  • Spike Island Tours
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On day 12 of your road trip through popular and cheap vacation spots across Ireland, you’ll experience 3 charming destinations — Killarney, Carrigtwohill, and Cobh. How much time you’ll spend in each location is up to you. You’ll end your day in the city of Cork, where you'll stay for 1 night.

Set your GPS to Cobh and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 10 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Cobh beckons with new experiences!

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Fota Wildlife Park. This much-appreciated zoo is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars in 12,379 reviews.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Cobh. This drive usually takes around 10 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Spike Island Tours. Previous visitors have rated this park an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 2,463 reviews.

While exploring Ireland is a refreshing experience, don’t forget to rest to regain your energy. Cork has plenty of top-rated accommodation options in all price ranges. Travelers visiting Cork on an affordable vacation can easily find a comfortable place to stay in the city.

Savor the culinary delights of Cork, where affordability meets excellence in dining and drinking. From inviting bars crafting signature cocktails to cozy eateries serving up local favorites, the city offers an unforgettable experience for every taste bud.

Treat yourself to a delicious meal at Luigi Malones Cork, where every bite is a flavor-packed adventure! With an enticing menu of affordable delights, this spot is a must-visit for foodies on a budget. Another hotspot worth exploring during your cheap getaway is Costigan's Pub - a local favorite and a top pick for mouthwatering delights. If you're eager to dine where the locals love, don't miss out on Hayfield Manor Hotel, where fantastic food and friendly service await!

Celebrate another day of your adventure-filled road trip through Ireland with a toast. Cheers to a memorable cheap vacation experience in Ireland!

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Day 13

Day 13 – Cork - departure day

  • Cork - Departure day
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  • National Monument
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Your budget road trip vacation in Ireland is about to end. Day 13 is your departure day and your last chance to capture the beauty of Cork.

On your last day in Ireland, take time to indulge in shopping at Cork’s popular marketplace. Thanks to your accommodation’s strategic location, the city’s bustling commercial district is only a stone’s throw away, giving you ample time to leisurely explore the area, filled with local shops.

Take time to find the perfect present, reminding you of the charms of Ireland. Each store here is brimming with unique finds. These souvenirs will help you treasure your memories of Ireland forever.

Before you conclude your road trip in Ireland, drop by another restaurant for a last chance at a memorable dining experience in Cork.

As you prepare to bid farewell to Cork, why not indulge in one last culinary delight at White Rabbit Bar & BBQ, where you can enjoy a satisfying and budget-friendly meal? Alternatively, The SpitJack Cork features a variety of signature dishes to suit every taste, budget, and occasion. For those seeking a taste of flavorful delights, The Raven Bar is a highly recommended spot.

You’ll then say farewell to Cork. Drive to the airport, return your car, and take the opportunity to get some last-minute souvenirs before you board your flight home. We wish you a pleasant journey and hope you leave with many wonderful memories of your road trip in Ireland!

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