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Ireland: where to go what to do for 1 week in August

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Ireland: where to go what to do for 1 week in August

Hi guys,

Me and my fiance are travelling to Ireland at the start of August we fly into Belfast on 2nd Aug, hire a car, and plan on doing the Antrim coast road. Can anyone tell us where to go and what to do for the rest of the week, as we have to be in portadown on the 8th Aug.

All ideas on sights, pubs, b&b's, good places to eat, and route would be very appreciated. So far we have booked 2 nights in a B&B near giant's causeway but thats about it.

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1. Re: Ireland: where to go what to do for 1 week in August


This wee site is quite good, you can choose by county and attraction, entertainment etc in your search.

The Smugglers Inn near the causeway does a good wee meal and Marble Arch caves near Enniskillen is a popular attraction. Some more ideas here:


The Bushmills Distillery is up round from the causeway as well. Hope you enjoy your trip!

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2. Re: Ireland: where to go what to do for 1 week in August

Like the previous poster, I would also consider Enniskillen - Marble Arch Caves, Devenish Island, White Island, Janus figure, Belleek factory etc. If it's wet there are also a couple of National Trust Properties in the area (e.g. Florence Court).

Derry/Londonderry is also worth considering for a day - the Tower Museum and a walk around the city walls make an interesting enough day if you are interested in history.

I would also consider heading over the border to Donegal. Either head on from Derry, spend a night or two in county Donegal before heading down to Enniskillen. Or if Derry doesn't interest you and you're more into beaches/scenery, take the ferry from Magilligan to Greencastle which is on the Inishowen peninsula in north Donegal.

If you want to stay in Northern Ireland, Belfast is definitely worth an overnight stay and you could consider heading down to the Mournes and doing some walks there. If you are into history, Northern Ireland has a couple of very good parks - the Ulster American Folk Park in Omagh (if you were staying in Northern Ireland, that could be done if you stayed o/night in Derry and then were heading to Enniskillen) and the Ulster Folk Park at Cultra.

Let us know if we can help you more as it will depend on what your interests are e.g. scenery/walks/shopping/houses/history.

On the north coast, the Ramore complex in Portrush is by far the most popular place to eat and the food is consistently good - 4 restaurants in one but it is unbelievably busy especially in the summer.

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3. Re: Ireland: where to go what to do for 1 week in August

Ponaire has pretty much covered things to do, carrick-a-rede rope bridge is good for a visit, 1608 resturant in bushmills is nice to, but as poniare says the ramore/harbour is terrific. good luck and enjoy your visit.


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4. Re: Ireland: where to go what to do for 1 week in August

The Glens of Antrim are stunning(the coast road from belfast is just amazing!!)Also the glenarriffe forest park is well worth a visit,miles of waterfalls and lush greenery)Cushendal,a mile from glenarriffe, is a quaint village with a nice tea room,Harrys a nice restaurant and famous Johnny Joes for music.A really nice store Oneills country sports that sells musto and barbour clothes at decent prices(also boots if you plan to walk)The drive around tor bay (not for the faint hearted!) is breathtaking as well.Have fun!

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