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Laurie from Santa Monica asked

What to do w/ Irish friends in Howth, Gladalough, Kinsale, Dingle, Galway?


I'll be road tripping with my Irish inlaws in August (yay!!!) and want to contribute suggestions of things to do and see that might be new to them, too. Storytelling nights, flea markets, art festivals, local events, great food and lodging, all suggestions welcome. Thank you so much!

Howth, Gladough, Kinsale, Dingle, Galway  :)


1 Answer
answered first by
Maria from Dublin

These are all really lovely places, Laurie. August is also a great time to come here. There are festivals all through the month. Kilkenny Arts festival runs from Aug 7th - 16th and is always fun with lots to see. August is also craft month in Cork and Kinsale is at its loveliest in sunshine (hopefully you will see some sun!!) There will be plenty of impromptu traditional music sessions in many pubs all over the country and celebrations of everything, especially good weather!

In Kinsale try to book lunch in Fishy Fishy Café

Howth Head walk is lovely with views of the bay all the way over to Dun Laoire. There are many wonderful seafood restaurants all along the quayside in Howth. Try Aqua Restaurant or The Oar House

If you like walking the Spinc walk in Glendalough is dramatic and  beautiful with amazing views of the lough. It is not very strenuous and the whole walk takes about 3 hours so bring a picnic and a camera.

I love Dingle and especially Slea head drive. Be sure to have a pint of Guinness in Dick Macks Pub and dinner in Doyle's Seafood Restaurant

In Galway City visit the Latin Quarter Wine Bar and Bistro for good food and nice wine. Take a drive to Connemara - our favourite place to stay is Rosleague Manor House Hotel (the staff, food and rooms are lovely)

You will find great accommodation in Ireland in Ireland's Blue Book

Have a great holiday.

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Wow, Maria, you're the best! Thank you! That photo is incredible, you've got me even more excited to visit.

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  1. Kilkenny (city)
  2. Cork (city)
  3. Kinsale (city)
  4. Fishy Fishy Café (restaurant)
  5. Howth Head (attraction)
  6. Aqua Restaurant (restaurant)
  7. The Oar House (restaurant)
  8. Glendalough (city)
  9. Dingle (attraction)
  10. Dick Macks Pub (restaurant)
  11. Doyle's Seafood Restaurant (restaurant)
  12. Galway City (attraction)
  13. Connemara (city)
  14. Rosleague Manor House Hotel (hotel)
  15. Ireland's Blue Book (hotel)
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