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Overlooked Irish Weekend Getaway Destinations

If the weather has you wishing you were away from home for the weekend, but Ryanair isn’t cutting you enough of a deal, why not take the car for stretch to one of these Irish towns?

It’s easy to forget how lucky we are with the quaint, … towns dotted around the country. Local pubs for a pint of the good stuff, tasty restaurants and cafés, and picturesque coastlines, these towns are sure to pick you up for the weekend.

Kinsale, Cork

This quaint harbour town has been hailed ‘The Gourmet Capital of Ireland’ with plenty to choose from when deciding where to eat in the afternoon. The once medieval fishing port continues to provide fresh fish to the town; in other words, the fish and chip is class.

The yacht-filled harbour, narrow winding street, and brightly painted galleries, shops and houses give the town an ‘artsy’ feel. There are several guided walking tours on offer including an evening Ghost Tour, and if you fancy braving the sea, there are plenty of marine based activities to get the blood pumping.


Roscrea, Tipperary

Traditionally an old market town is, Roscrea is the perfect spot to explore castles and round towers. The Heritage Walks starts at the restored 13th century Castle in the town centre and visits The Round Tower and the Black Mills, where you can see an array of local artifacts.

The town’s main street is lined with pubs and restaurants with Fiacri House and The Cosy Kitchen being two of the beloved spots.


Enniskerry, Wicklow

Right at the foot of the Wicklow mountains is Enniskerry. Glendalough and Powerscourt are both on your doorstep so if you’re fancying a breath of fresh air aswell as capturing some breathtaking snaps, this is the place to head.

The diverse range of restaurants allow you to try something new every evening. Poppies Café comes highly recommended and has been the favourite destination for anyone who loves tasty wholesome food.


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