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Dublin to Cork

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Dublin to Cork

We are planning a trip to Ireland this summer, and want to make our way from Dublin to Cork.

We are budgeting a whole day to do it - visiting places along the way.

Which is a better route from the perspective of interesting places to visit (and not just time / distance)

(a) via the "coast" - through Wexford and Waterford; or

(b) more "inland" via Baltiglass, Kilkenny, Cashel

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1. Re: Dublin to Cork

Cork is 165 miles or so from Dublin and takes about 3hrs allowing for traffic city centre to city centre on the direct route using the motorway. Going through Wexford via the coastal [not M/N11] will take about 3hrs, Wexford to Waterford via the ferry at Ballyhack, allow 1.5hrs and more if you deviate to see the oldest lighthouse in the world still operational [Hook Head] Then across to Cork from Waterford via Youghal, allow another 2hrs centre to centre and you'll get the picture. It is doable but only by missing out on some [most] of the sights en route, e.g; "we saw Reginalds Tower in Waterford - from out car window as we were stopped at traffic lights"

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2. Re: Dublin to Cork

Motorway passes close to the following:The Irish National Stud and Curragh racecourse

The Rock of Cashel

Cahir castle and the Swiss cottage

Mitchelstown caves (closer to Cahir than Mitchesltown)

Plenty to fill a day!

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