Summers are here, a bit late this time. Let’s pray for the best Irish Summer. I have been exploring Ireland for the last 6 years now and summarized Ireland is my top favorite country. If Ireland is on your long-awaited bucket list to be discovered then this is the right time to explore and book your very next weekend gateway in Ireland.

I have a list of ideas which can be the perfect weekend gateways in Ireland. It’s very tough to say which place is my favorite in Ireland, as I am based in Dublin, Ireland. I love the countryside culture, surroundings, and traditions of Ireland. Let’s not blow any more time discussing my top 5 weekends getaways in Ireland.

Killarney, Ireland

Weekend getaways in Ireland

Killarney is the King of holiday spots great for weekend getaways in Ireland. Any type of holidays in Killarney will be your perfect choice. We 1st visit at our honeymoon following with baby moon and lastly with our Son. Killarney is full of natural beauty with the tangible essence of Irish culture.

Whereas the town itself has so much to offer, horse ride, Irish music, and pubs around the town, with a little drive or jaunting cart options available to visit the Muck Ross house, lakes, waterfall, and Ross Castle.

Additionally, you can add Ring of Kerry, Gap of Dunloe or the drive to wild Atlantic way to your itinerary.

Dingle, Ireland

Weekend getaways in Ireland

My 2nd favorite weekend getaway is Dingle. A place where you chase the Dolphins, find the Nemo and taste the best Fish and Chips. For more inside information about holidays in Dingle click here to read my detail blog post

Add on a day trip to Blasket Island from Dingle which is the most essential Irish bucket list too experienced. Click here to read more about Blasket Island.

Weekend getaways in Ireland

Belfast, Northern Ireland

Yes, Belfast, Northern Ireland is always my favorite getaways in Ireland. Just 2-hr drive from Dublin and you are officially in the UK🇬🇧. There are lots of to do in Belfast from titanic museums to black cap tour for details check my former blog. Click here to see more

Weekend getaways in Ireland

Whereas, you can also add Giant causeway & Carrick-a-rede rope bridge at your itinerary on your stay to Belfast.

The UNESCO heritage Giants causeway is the stunning place where you will observe different types of rock formation of the volcanic eruptions! Followed by Carrick-e-rede rope, with the short driveway. A bridge which connects two cliffs from one another. The bridge is about 100 ft high from the sea level.


Wicklow mountains in my judgment the most underrated weekend gateway in Ireland. It is equally beautiful as Killarney. A place where you will find Ireland’s tallest waterfall, lakes, hike the mountains, walk in Powerscourt gardens and spot the romantic movie scenes location i.e. P.S.I Love You.

Fota Island

Lastly, Fota Island is my recent favorite weekend gateway in Ireland. Fota Island Resorts in Cork, 2nd largest city in Ireland. Looking for last minute for family weekend gateway this is the very best choice. The benefit of staying at Fota Resorts, luxurious hotel with tons of activities inside and outside the Resorts. Cobh is just 20 minutes’ drive where you can visit Titanic Museums and spikes island for more idea Click here. Moreover, Fota Zoo is only next to the resort which is every family favorite.

Fota Island Resorts

These are my favorite weekend getaways in Ireland. If you are looking for more ideas buy Scratchable Maps Ireland, which has 62 different places to be unwrapped. Click here ( to purchase your own.

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