Explore the stunning country of Ireland on this 9 day self-drive. Beginning in Dublin, guests will spend the first two nights at the Clontarf Castle hotel, parts of which date back to the year 1172 offering the perfect blend of a boutique and luxury hotel. After experiencing the vibrant city of Dublin, you will then drive west through the stunning countryside to Galway, for two nights in the charming Abbeyglen Castle Hotel, nestled in the romantic setting of the Twelve Bens with beautiful views overlooking Clifden Bay. Enjoy exploring the beautiful Connemara region, before heading south through Clare “the land of castles” to County Kerry. The following two nights will be spent at Ballyseede Castle, with a history dating back to the 1590’s, from here you can explore the Dingle Peninsula and perhaps take a trip to the unspoilt Blasket Islands. Heading back east you will spend your final night in a 13th century castle in the heart of the horse-breeding county of Kildare.