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Between Cork and Dublin accomodation?

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Between Cork and Dublin accomodation?

Hello, we will be driving back to Dublin from County Cork and was wondering if anyone knows of a place to stay between the 2? Thank you!

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1. Re: Between Cork and Dublin accomodation?

According to the aa routeplanner, it;s approx. 255km from Cork city to Dublin, and should take just over 3hrs. You can see the route on this web-site (you have to plot "Cork" and "Dublin" into the "from" and "to"); it will take you past the little town of Cahir, then Cashel, Portlaoise and Naas:

http://www.aaireland.ie/routes_beta/

If you haven't already visited, you could stop in Cahir to visit the Castle, and possibly Swiss Cottage, and then drive on to the Rock of Cashel:

heritageireland.ie/en/South-East/CahirCastle/

heritageireland.ie/en/…

heritageireland.ie/en/…

You probably need couple of hours each in Cahir and Cashel.

I've noticed this place listed on one of my favourite sites:

www.sawdays.co.uk/search/display.php…

and it has good reviews here on Tripadvisor:

tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g212096-d6129…

and I noticed this lovely farmhouse praised on a recent trip report:

http://www.derrynaflanhouse.com/

If you continue your journey to Dublin the following morning, you'll find these places en-route:

www.megalithicireland.com/Dunamase.html

http://www.irish-national-stud.ie/tourism/

Alternatively, after visiting Cashel, you could drive across to the medieval town of Kilkenny for the night (just over an hour's drive from Cashel):

kilkennytourism.ie/eng/…

and then it should take you approx. 2hrs to drive to Dublin the following morning.

:-)

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2. Re: Between Cork and Dublin accomodation?

It is only a next to nothing detour to go via Kilkenny which would be my personal choice. Cahir and Cashel would as said be before the detour. The other option is to take the coastal route which adds a fair bit of time for the extra few miles. You might also want to take a look at the Wicklow mountains before Dublin

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Wow, great suggestions, thank you VERY much! What would the coastal route be? I am going to research all this now.... It looks like I am only going to have a single night though between Cork and Dublin, so, that being said, is there a MUST see/do given all the ideas you both have suggested? Thanks again!

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For me, one of the most awesome sites/sights is the Rock of Cashel, so of the routes I listed, I recommend visiting Cashel.

I'm not familiar with the coastal route - except I do know that it doesn't run along the coast all the way to Dublin; the road takes you inland for a good part of the way.

tony2phones mentioned the Wicklow mountains . . . . you could drive up to Glendalough to visit the monastic settlement, which is another of my "top must-sees" in Ireland:

http://www.glendalough.ie/

According to the aa routeplanner, it would take approx. 4hrs to drive from Cork on the most direct route - which takes you through Cashel! I wonder if you'd have enough time to visit Cashel in the morning, then continue on to Glendalough area for the evening, and visit Glendalough first thing in the morning before driving to Dublin. . . .

Glendalough-Dublin is around 58km, and should take at least 1hr 10min, but I guess could take longer if you hit traffic.

What time do you have to be in Dublin?

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5. Re: Between Cork and Dublin accomodation?

In our opinion the one 'must see' is the Rock Of Cashel heritageireland.ie/en/… and probably the nicest place to spend a night is Kilkenny - so the same advice as the others basically...

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Kilkenny Castle is one of the places on my must see list and the city would make a good overnight stop. I used to like the Ormronde Hotel but sometimes they forget about the recession and Rosquil Guest house is favoured by my wallet.

http://www.kilkennycastle.ie/en/

http://www.rosquilhouse.com/

http://www.kilkennyormonde.com/

Taking the coastal route would pass Middleton (Jamesons), Youghal and Waterford. Then across to Wexford and the R472 to Gorey and Arklow on the N11. Turning at Ballinacore West would take you up to Glendalough from where the R115 will take you to the edge of Dublin. This is a long way time wise.

http://www.cork-guide.ie/attractions/jhc.htm

http://www.youghal.ie/

http://www.arklow.ie/tourism.html

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7. Re: Between Cork and Dublin accomodation?

Thank you again,

I will probably skip the coastal route because looking at the map, it is definitely more inland, and we will be returning from Dingle and will have seen a lot of water!

Sounds like Cashel (sp) is the general consensus. I think we need to be in Dublin to catch our flight in the afternoon or evening. Thank you guys!

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8. Re: Between Cork and Dublin accomodation?

This place in Cashel has received great feedback on TA.

www.joyrockside.com

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