- Antrim Coast: The Antrim Coast is 97km (60 miles) long, stretching north of Larne and west past Bushmills and the Giant's Causeway to Portrush. If you start in gorgeous Glenarm, with its castle walls and barbican gate, and head north along the coast from there, the route takes in sweeping views of midnight-blue sea against gray unforgiving cliffs and deep green hillsides. You often have the road mostly to yourself.
- Conor Pass (Dingle Peninsula): The main road from Tralee to Dingle Town takes you 390m (1,300 ft.) above sea level on a road that seems impossibly narrow and rough, but which offers extraordinary views. You may (as we have done) find yourself above the clouds here, and in places you can see for miles. It's an unforgettable drive, especially in the spring or fall, when the weather can create gorgeous skies.
- Slea Head Drive (Dingle Peninsula): This drive, starting from Dingle Town and heading down the Ventry road, follows the sea past a series of ancient ruins, including the Dunbeg Fort. Taking in deep blue ocean views along the way, it brings you to Dunqiun, where you can embark on boats to the Blasket Islands, with their ancient remains. From there you continue on to Gallarus Oratory, and then back to Dingle Town.
- Inishowen Peninsula (County Donegal): This far-flung promontory in the northern outreaches of Ireland stretches out from Lough Foyle to the east and Lough Swilly to the west toward Malin Head, its farthest point. Around the edges are ancient sites, charming villages, and beautiful beaches surrounded by intimidating rocky coves attacked by crashing waves. At its center are gorgeous views, mountains, and quiet, vivid green pastures. If you are looking to get lost, this is a great place to do it.
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