South West

Day 1 Cork - Killarney 359 kms, 223 miles
A ten minute drive from Cork city is Blarney Castle, with its famous stone of eloquence. Visit the castle to kiss the stone before driving southwest to the coastal town of Kinsale for an early lunch at one of the seafood restaurants around the harbour. Continue this exceptionally beautiful drive through Ballydehob and head out via Schull to Mizen Head, the most southerly point of mainland Ireland. Drive to Glengarriff and take the Tunnel Road to Kenmare. Drive around the Iveragh Peninsula, better known as the Ring of Kerry through Waterville, Cahirciveen, Killorglin arriving at Killarney.

Day 2 Killarney - Cork 322 kms, 200 miles
From Killarney either drive directly to Tralee or alternatively explore the rugged beauty of the Dingle Peninsula. Places of interest along the route are Inch, Dingle, and the inspiring views at Slea Head and Camp. From Tralee drive north towards the historic city of Limerick, taking in the windswept coast and the world famous golf course at Ballybunion. Head back to Cork via Tipperary and Cashel visiting the magnificent ruins of the Rock of Cashel. Enjoy the mountain views on the way to Cahir and into Cork via the Knockmealdown Mountains.