Day 1: Dublin City
Visit Trinity College, Ireland’s most renowned University, which displays among its attractions the famous Book of Kells, an ornately illustrated manuscript produced by Celtic monks from the 8th Century. Visit also the Guinness Storehouse, a museum dedicated to Ireland’s most famous export and learn how to pour your own pint of Guinness. Just a short distance from the city centre is Phoenix Park, a green oasis amidst the grind of the city with soothing landscaped gardens, vast grasslands and splendid lakes.
Day 2: Dublin to Athlone 125 kms, 78 miles
Athlone is a vibrant town resting on the banks of the River Shannon and surrounded by stunning countryside. The major attraction is an ancient Norman castle, situated on the west bank of the river which has been the town’s main point of defence since the 13th century. Visit the Lockes Distillery Museum and take an interesting look at the history of distilling in the area, as well as guided tours of age-old whisky making traditions.
Day 3: Athlone to Galway, 86 kms, 53 miles
Visit the charming medieval city of Galway and explore its rich history.Visit the Church of St Nicholas of Myra, a 14th century treasure with an unusual pyramid shaped spire. Take a look inside Kenny’s Bookshop. This is a 15th century, four-storey building packed with old and new books, as well as paintings and pieces of sculpture. Or just take a walk along the beach and enjoy sea fishing.
Enjoy your journey!