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Seven magnificent places in Ireland you can get to by car

By Brian Dillon

July 9, 2020 at 11:36am

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Here are seven magnificent places in Ireland you can get to by car.

2020 is the year of the staycation. luckily, Ireland is bursting with absolutely breathtaking scenes that are just waiting to be discovered.

To celebrate the launch of the new MINI Countryman, a premium SUV with progressive and modern styling, available as petrol, diesel, and Plug-In-Hybrid, we decided to highlight some of those places you can get to by hopping in the car and taking to the road.

So, here are seven places we are buzzing to drive to this year.

Lough Tay (Guinness Lake), County Wicklow

This lake in Wicklow is perhaps one of the most photographed sights in Ireland, with the white sand at the top making it look like a pint of Guinness! The best way to view the lake is from the Military Road above.

Glenlough Bay, County Donegal

This insanely beautiful piece of coastline is arguably one of the most remote locations in Ireland So how do you get there? You'll find this bay at the end of a 20km single track road north of An Port. With breathtaking sea cliffs and sea stacks, you'll be glad you made the journey.

The Black Valley, County Kerry

Jumping down to the other end of the island now, The Black Valley in County Kerry is a nature lover's paradise. It connects the Gap of Dunloe with Moll's Gap and provides you with some truly epic sights and sounds, ad can be magically eery.

Cuilcagh, County Fermanagh

Often described as the stairway to heaven, Cuilcagh is one of those places that has been on everyone's list for so long. Well, what are you waiting for? Parking is available at the start of the walk (Marlbank Road) and then it's time to take on this glorious walk to feel like you're touching the sky.

Tollymore Forest Park, County Down

Located in Newcastle, Northern Ireland, Tollymore Forest Park is a great option for a day out exploring and getting lost. There are different walking routes taking you through some seriously beautiful parts of the park.

Skellig Ring, County Kerry

It's no surprise that another Kerry location has made the list. Forget the Pacific Coast Highway, because the Skellig Ring scenic drive is where it's at. Taking you from either Cahersiveen or Waterville and bringing you along some of the most breathtaking and dramatic coastal sights, you're drive will be jam-packed full of 'wow' moments.

Murder Hole Beach, Donegal

Murder Hole Beach (or Boyeeghter Bay) is situated on the Melmore head peninsula beside Downings in County Donegal. It's as dark and mysterious as it is enchanting.

Which one will you be crossing off your list first?

We are buzzing to get on the road and explore the best of what Ireland has to offer in the form of stunning places in Ireland you can get to by car. So we're celebrating our new-found excitement for Ireland with the brand new MINI Countryman.

With the driver sitting up high and secure on the road, the Countryman is an SUV the encompasses the wonderful spirit of MINI. You can find out more about this stunning vehicle here.

The MINI Countryman can be a family car, a car for sports lovers, for pals, and everyone, really.  Everything about this car just makes you want to get on the road and discover the adventures that lie ahead.

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