Picture this: you’re driving along a coastline sculpted by time and crashing waves. Every turn of the road brings another breathtaking scene – a ruined castle that appears ready to topple right off the Causeway Coastal Route, an ancient lighthouse that has kept generations of sailors safe in Ireland's Ancient East, sea cliffs that soar high above the waters of the Wild Atlantic Way. But the best part is this – you have all the time in the world to park your car and just go exploring. Take your time That’s what a road trip means in Ireland. It’s not about the drive, it’s about what happens when you stop. It’s about the people you meet along the way and the stories they’ll share. And the places you'll stumble across that you'll never find in a guide book. The taste of fish and chips eaten right on the pier and the ever-present smell of the ocean. Following Ireland’s great coastal drives is an experience to be savoured. Are you ready to get started? Explore Ireland's great coastal drives Ready for adventure? Ireland's Ancient East: a coastal odyssey Take a drive along the coast of Ireland's Ancient East and discover tales from the past, unspoiled coastal towns and unforgettable scenery. See where this drive takes you Need some help to plan your trip? Getting to IrelandWhether you're travelling by air or by sea, it couldn't be easier to get to Ireland. Want to see the options? Driving in IrelandBefore you get on the road, here's what you need to know about driving laws, tolls, parking and more. Caravanning and camping in IrelandWe have lots of great caravan and camping sites, not to mention a range of campervans and caravans for hire. WeatherWondering when is the best time for your visit? Find out all you need to know about our weather. AccommodationA lighthouse, a glamping pod, a mansion by the sea... find the perfect place to relax after a day's driving. BrochuresFor more information on travel, accommodation and attractions have a look at our brochures and maps.