9 days in Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Ireland Itinerary

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9 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Limerick
Drive:  1​h
1
Miltown Malbay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Clifden
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Ballina
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Glencolmcille
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Letterkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Athlone
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Ennis
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
End: Limerick

1
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Miltown Malbay

Miltown Malbay ©
Milltown Malbay is a town in the west of County Clare, Ireland, near Spanish Point.NameThere is a townland on the southern edge of the town called Poulawillin or Pollawillin. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Friel's Pub. On the 2nd (Mon), don't miss a visit to The Music Makers of West Clare and then have a few drinks at Friel's Pub.

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Limerick to Miltown Malbay is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In September in Miltown Malbay, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Clifden.

Things to do in Miltown Malbay

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Beauty Of The Burren Walks, The Burren Centre, Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre, Doughmore Bay
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Doughmore Bay ©
Doughmore Bay
Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre ©
Spanish Point Beach ©
Spanish Point Beach

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Clifden

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Diamond Hill, pause for some serene contemplation at Gothic Chapel, steep yourself in history at Alcock and Brown Landing Site, then stroll through Aillebrack Green Coast Beach, then contemplate the long history of Marconi Station, and finally shop like a local with Lavelle Art Gallery.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Clifden trip website .

Traveling by car from Miltown Malbay to Clifden takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ballina.

Things to do in Clifden

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Diamond Hill, Gothic Chapel
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Diamond Hill ©
Diamond Hill
Gothic Chapel ©
Gothic Chapel
Marconi Station ©
Marconi Station

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Ballina

Ballina ©
Straddling the River Moy near Ireland's northern Atlantic coast, the town of Ballina has roots dating as far back as 1375.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at The Irish Potato Famine Exhibition, don't miss a visit to Rosserk Friary, and then take an in-depth tour of Hennigan's Heritage Centre.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ballina online itinerary builder .

Drive from Clifden to Ballina in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Ballina are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Glencolmcille.

Things to do in Ballina

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hennigan's Heritage Centre
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Hennigan's Heritage Centre ©
Hennigan's Heritage Centre
Rosserk Friary ©
Rosserk Friary

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Glencolmcille

Glencolmcille ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): stroll through Glencolmcille - Tower loop.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Glencolmcille itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Ballina to Glencolmcille takes 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Glencolmcille when traveling from Ballina in September, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Letterkenny.

Things to do in Glencolmcille

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kilcar
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Muckross Head Peninsula ©
Muckross Head Peninsula
Studio Donegal ©
Studio Donegal

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nights
Letterkenny

Letterkenny ©
As an economic center of the region, Letterkenny has suffered overdevelopment, but its thriving student and young-professional population brings good food, accommodations, and nightlife.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): stroll around Ballymacool Town Park, view the masterpieces at Colmcille Heritage Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Church Dunlewey, delve into the distant past at Doe Castle, then see the interesting displays at Donegal County Museum, and finally stop by Universal Books.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Letterkenny online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Glencolmcille to Letterkenny takes 1.5 hours. In September in Letterkenny, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Athlone.

Things to do in Letterkenny

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Old Church Dunlewey, Beltany Stone Circle, Doe Castle
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Doe Castle ©
Doe Castle
Beltany Stone Circle ©
Beltany Stone Circle
Killydonnell Friary ©
Killydonnell Friary

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Athlone

Athlone ©
The largest town on the River Shannon has earned the moniker of Gateway to the West for its strategic location; visitors are attracted to Athlone for its vibrant streets.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacred Heart Church.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Athlone online travel planner .

You can drive from Letterkenny to Athlone in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Letterkenny in September, Athlone is little chillier at night with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ennis.

Things to do in Athlone

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sacred Heart Church
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Sacred Heart Church ©
Sacred Heart Church

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Ennis

Ennis ©
Ennis is the county town of Clare, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Clare Abbey, contemplate the long history of Askeaton Friary, explore the historical opulence of Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of de Valera Public Library, and finally stop by The Woollen Market.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ennis road trip planner.

You can drive from Athlone to Ennis in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 51°F. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Ennis

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort, St. John's Cathedral, Askeaton Friary
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Askeaton Friary ©
Askeaton Friary
St. John's Cathedral ©
St. John's Cathedral
Clare Abbey ©
Clare Abbey

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