One of Ireland’s great scenic drives, the Lough Corrib drive in County Galway is a circuit of an inland sea with ever-changing scenery, ruins, castles, sheep-lined roads and plenty of places to visit.
Covering 176 square kilometres with a highly indented shoreline and stretching 44 km northwest from the city of Galway , Lough Corrib is the second largest lake on the island of Ireland and divides the western part of County Galway known as Connemara from the rest of Ireland.
The route begins and finishes in Galway providing a perfect circular drive along both shores of Lough Corrib that is great for a day’s adventure. Through this small but vibrant city the River Corrib, Lough Corrib’s only outflow, makes its way powerfully into Galway Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Dingle, An Daingean or Daingean Uí Chúis a place with many names and many pubs, sits in the southwestern corner of Ireland. It is impossible to travel further west in Ireland and excepting Iceland this is the most westerly point of Europe.
County Kerry is Ireland at its finest, Dingle is Kerry at its finest. With steep mountains and long sandy beaches stretching out into the Atlantic Ocean and full of the most lively and traditional Irish pubs, Dingle contains green fields full of sheep and locals full of character.
The peninsula is part of the newly inaugurated Wild Atlantic Way, a 2,500km coastal route along Ireland’s Atlantic seaboard; billed as the longest continuous drive in the world the Wild Atlantic Way runs from Muff in Co. Donegal to Kinsale in Co. Cork.