PICS: The three most scenic road trips in Ireland have been revealed 5 years ago

PICS: The three most scenic road trips in Ireland have been revealed

Anybody fancy a road trip?

It's fair to say, there's nothing quite like a road trip around Ireland with your pals, especially when it's unplanned and the weather is agreeable.

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We all have our favourite places, so the good folk at Chill Insurance decided to ask 400 different people what their go-to Irish road trip was.

After the votes were pooled, the top three looked like this, with the reasons given for each.

3rd:  Bantry to Killarney (16%)

Bantry to Killarney

"If you’re travelling between Bantry and Killarney, take some time out to see the village of Glengarriff, along with its charming harbour and fleet of fishing boats.

"Further north along the N71, you’ll drive through the village of Kenmare near the head of Kenmare Bay.

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"Set in undulating terrain, the town is characterised by its colourful buildings. It’s also renowned for its range of gourmet eateries."

2nd: Galway to Westport (17%)

Galway to Westport

"The Galway to Westport route has lots to offer, including the picturesque town of Clifden.

"Set against the backdrop of the Twelve Bens mountain range, this is the perfect place for some sightseeing.

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"You can also take a spin along the circular Sky Road, which runs for 11km and offers spectacular views over the surrounding area."

1st. The Dingle Peninsula (35%) 

Dingle road trip

“The Dingle Peninsula has some of the most dramatic scenery in Europe, and forms part of the Wild Atlantic Way.

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"This includes the Slea Head Drive that takes in a large number of attractions and stunning views on the western end of the peninsula.

"The peninsula also features the Conor Pass, one of the highest mountain passes in Ireland.

"The views from the road are breath-taking, as the glaciated landscape of mountains and corrie lakes comes into view.

"From the summit there are views as far as the Aran Islands off County Galway.”

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So, there you have it. For a closure look at what Ireland has to offer, check our Chill.ie's ebook here.

Cheers to Sophie Bratt for sending this our way. If you have something you would like to share with us, send it to our WhatsApp number 087-4001102, editorial@JOE.ie or hit us up on Facebook or Twitter.