Ireland’s Stunning South East Coast

Eire’s South East Coast is beautiful and is home to three beautiful cities called Waterford, Wexford and Cork. They all started out small fishing villages, but over the years, they have developed into urban centers in their own right.

If you were to drive from Dublin to Cork in one continuous journey, passing through Wexford and Waterford, it would take you about four and a half hours along the coast. But if you want to truly enjoy the scenery and some typical Irish seaside life outside the capital, then it would be highly recommended to stop at both overnight.

The first leg from Dublin to Wexford along the coast would take about two hours at a leisurely pace. There are plenty of upmarket hotels that you can choose from to stay overnight, but the bed and breakfast scene is very popular and the standard of accommodation is good. It lacks a bit of attractions, but the waterways and scenery is stunning and the simple Irish life is a joy to partake in. You can enjoy a traditional fish and chips dinner with an ice cream at the harbor, or you can also have a great dinner at one of the hundreds of pubs that are around.

The drive to Waterford, which is smaller, takes about 45 minutes to an hour to complete and again, once there you can just check into a bed and breakfast and just chill out and enjoy watching the world go by.

Cork has a bit more culture to it. There are plenty of museums and live music venues as well as art galleries which you can enjoy. Cork was named European Capital of Culture in 2005 and has maintained a steady flow of events that will appeal to the casual traveler as well as those who are looking for something a bit more artsy.

All three cities should definitely be on your to do list if you are visiting Ireland.

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