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Posted by on Jun 18, 2010 in Headlines, Polls | 17 comments

Poll: Which Direction Should We Travel This Summer?

Our itinerary for this summer is coming together, but WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Which direction should we travel this summer? (choose up to 2)

  • Northwest (48%, 67 Votes)
  • Southwest (39%, 55 Votes)
  • Northeast (27%, 38 Votes)
  • Southeast (15%, 21 Votes)

Total Voters: 141

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17 Comments

  1. I love everywhere in Ireland, but have traveled the southeast and west and it IS the most popular, head out to the Northern East and West and inland, to the less well traveled and let find some under exploited things :)

  2. You cant go wrong wherever you head, but I vote for a trip up the NE coast, then down and across to County Mayo…back up the NW coast, and back down to Dublin…a nice figure 8 that’s sure to bring you a wonderful variety of fun and adventure.

  3. Northwest, please!

  4. There is a lot in the middle that very few see. Ireland is more than a coastline. You will be more than welcome around LoughDerg on the Slieves

  5. My favorite is County Clare and the southwest area.

  6. We spent a lot of time in Connemara on our last trip. It was awesome + wild + tons of fun.

  7. I think you should visit Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim. It is a beautiful town that has retained its charm throughout the years. :) I believe it is on the cusp of Northwest. The town people are full of character and kindness. I was stuck out there for 2 weeks when Iceland dumped its ash and was taken under the wing of many towns people. It was the best time I have ever had….and besure and visit The Forge.

    Where ever you go, I wish you the best. ( I wish I was going with you :)

    warm regards, Kimme

  8. So far it looks like NW is winning. Yeah! That’s where we plan on going on our next trip over. Can’t wait to follow your adventures! Have fun!

  9. hi there,
    Just foudn your website through twitter! Let us know if you need any help – I work with Tourism Ireland … though by the looks of it you seem to know a lot about Ireland already :0
    I’ll retweet you in any case and see if any of our followers can help you in your decision!
    Take care,
    Katie

  10. The Northwest! Our wedding at Markree Castle in Collooney last August was fantastic. That was the first time we had been to that part of Ireland and everything along there is beautiful.

  11. Def the South West, Clare, Limerick etc. and then go north to the Northwest. If you have some time after that then into the midlands around Lough Derg hinterland.

    Enjoy.

  12. Just got back from an overnight stay in the quaint medieval town of Carlingford – equi-distant from Belfast and Dublin. Stayed at Belvedere House (rooms above Bay Tree Hotel): http://www.belvederehouse.ie/rooms.htm.

    Can I also recommened you overnight on Rathlin Island, staying at the Manor House. They catch their own fish and grow veg in their polytunnel. So easy to get to yet a world away. Charming and unforgettable. http://www.inyourpocket.com/northern-ireland/belfast/Northern-Ireland-Highlights-and-Hidden-Gems/Antrim-attractions/Rathlin-Island_46340v

  13. I think you should visit Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim. It is a beautiful town that has retained its charm throughout the years. I believe it is on the cusp of Northwest. The town people are full of character and kindness. I was stuck out there for 2 weeks when Iceland dumped its ash and was taken under the wing of many towns people. It was the best time I have ever had….and besure and visit The Forge.
    +1

  14. Been to Ireland many times but never to the Northwest. Why? I have no idea. Donegal next time. My painter friends say they like the Donegal lighting. Higher latitude? Could be.

  15. Northwest Ireland is a great place to visit – County Mayo(“God Help Us!”) and stop in at Matt Malloy’s (Chieftans) Pub in Westport. Travel through Sligo and stop at Drumcliff cemetery to visit Yeats’ grave and recite his poem “Under Benbulben”.Continue on to Donegal and up to Derry where you can walk the ancient walls of the old city and look down into The Bogside (Free Derry). Take the scenic drive around the Inishowen Peninsula and recall the story of Conor Larkin in the historical novel “Trinity”. Just a few miles outside Derry on the way to Letterkenny be sure to take the short drive (5 minutes) just off the highway to the top of the “Griannan of Aileach”(sp?) an ancient stone fort with a commanding view of the entire area including Lough Foyle & the River Foyle and Lough Swilly and its River, and between the two The Inishowen Peninsula. Heading west through the Derryveigh and Glenveigh mountains and then south, don’t miss a scenic drive through Glengesh Pass. Spend the night at the Ocean View B&B between Kilcar and Killybegs up on a hill overlooking Donegal Bay – beautiful view! Now I want to go back.

  16. The Northwest! Our wedding at Markree Castle in Collooney last August was fantastic. That was the first time we had been to that part of Ireland and everything along there is beautiful.

  17. Ah, I love the west of Cork, and the west itself and the south. Could be because my ancestors came from Galway and Cork. Kinsale completely fascinated us, as did Kenmare with its neolithic stone circle. Go on an eco boat tour or a whale watching tour or out to the Aran Islands.

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