8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Kilkenny
— 2 nights
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2
Dublin
— 5 nights
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Kilkenny — 2 nights

The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities.
On the 14th (Thu), learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum, then stroll through Castlecomer Discovery Park, and then pause for some photo ops at Kells Priory. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, get a new perspective on things with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and finally surround yourself with nature on Hawkeye School of Falconry.

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New York City, USA to Kilkenny is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Kilkenny. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in April: highs in Kilkenny hover around 54°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dublin.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Side Trip
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Dublin — 5 nights

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Phoenix Park. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, take a stroll through Temple Bar, walk around St Stephens Green, and meet the residents at Dublin Zoo.

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You can drive from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Kilkenny in April since evenings lows in Dublin dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.