2. From there, make your way along the beguiling backdrop of the Wicklow Mountains to Glendalough. Drive through the Sally Gap and you’ll get the picture perfect view of Ireland that you’ve seen in many a film – this is the countryside that Hollywood dreams of. Make sure you allow plenty of time to pull over and take in the scenery, because this is a drive you don’t want to rush.
3. At Glendalough, you’ll find monastic sites built into an outstandingly beautiful stretch of countryside. It’s a good idea to pack your hiking boots, because the trails all over this national park are spectacular. And don’t be scared of building up an appetite – nearby, you can get amazing seafood at The Lighthouse Restaurant to cap the day off.