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09th Aug 2021

He came, he saw, he conquered – here are the highlights of Donie’s trip home

Fiona Frawley

One of Kerry’s most successful exports has now landed back in the old U S of A after a well documented trip at home.

Needless to say, we closely followed every little thing Donie got up to. Had to be done like. His trip was fleeting but if his social media is anything to go by, he had a ball. It got us to thinking – wouldn’t that be a handy little route for other holidaymakers to follow? We’ve  decided to turn his holiday itinerary into a new Wild Atlantic way of sorts – the CNN Circuit we might call it. Okay, the name is a work in progress, but the route is as follows:

Stop 1: Grogan’s Pub, Dublin

Donie Destination number one is obviously a pint and toastie from Grogans. Where else would you be going, in fairness.

Stop 2: Barack Obama Plaza, Offaly

One of Ireland’s finest service stations. Not to be missed.

Stop 3: Quinlan’s Fish Shop, Cahersiveen

Getting yourself in behind the counter and serving up a bitta cod is an essential part of the CNN Circuit.

Stop 4: Pints in Cahersiveen, paid for with cash.

They’ve a sign and all so don’t say you weren’t warned.

Stop 5: Skellig Michael (from a distance), Kerry

Why go to the hassle of getting on a boat when you can just press zoom on your phone?

Stop 6: Croke Park, Dublin

A great place to observe the flora and fauna of Dublin 3.

Stop 7: The Ha’penny Bridge, Dublin

He can’t get enough of the place.

Stop 8: Crashing a Hen Party, Bray

If you’ve got a veil and willy straw, even better.

Overall, 14/10 would recommend to a friend. This route showcases everything that’s great about Ireland – pints, views and unusually large seagulls. A must for tourists and staycationers of all ages.

Header image via Instagram/Donie O’ Sullivan 

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