So thats the Ireland roadtrip all done with. 9 Amazing days and a lot of miles covered within that time, but every one totally worth it.  There were a few places we planned to visit that we never quite made it to, Westport for example we had to skip, but it looks amazing so maybe we’ll head up that way when we go back to Ireland next year.  Dingle too is on the list for next time.

So anyway, getting down to the nitty gritty.  Here are the stats from our 2012 Ireland Roadtrip …

Distances:

Giants Causeway, northern ireland

Giants Causeway

Day1
Heathrow -> Belfast city = Approx 430 miles (by air)
Belfast City aiport to hostel = approx 5 miles

Day2
Belfast city -> Derry Via Coastal Route = Approx 118.5 miles

Day3
Derry -> Malinbeg = Approx 80 miles

Day4
Malinbeg -> Cavan via Sligo = Approx 160 miles

Day5
Cavan -> Galway = Approx 106 miles

Day6
Galway -> Limerick via cliffs of Moher = Approx 95 miles

Cliffs of Moher, ireland

Cliffs of Moher

Day7
Limerick -> Newcastle West = Approx 27 miles

Day9
Newcastle West -> Shannon Airport = Approx 42 miles
Shannon Airport -> Heathrow Airport = Approx 369 miles (by air)

TOTAL by air – Approx 799 miles
TOTAL by car – Approx 633.5 miles
TOTAL – Approx 1432.5 miles

Total Spend Per Person:

Day1 – London to Belfast
Cab to airport =£2.50
Flight from Heathrow to Belfast City =£38
Hire Car =£42
1 night at Hostel =£20

Slieve League, the highest cliffs in Europe aka Bunglass Sea cliffs, donegal

Slieve League, the highest cliffs in Europe aka Bunglass Sea cliffs, donegal

Black Taxi Tour =£10
Spending Money =£40

Day2 – Belfast to Derry
Spending money = £40
1 night hostel = £12.50

Day3 – Derry to Malinbeg (Donegal)
Spending Money =£25 (€31.2)
1 night at hostel = £13 (€16.26)

Day4 – Malinbeg to County Cavan
Petrol for the Fiesta = £5 (€6.25)
Hire of a second car for the next 5 days = £70 1st payment (€87.55)
Spending money = £30 (€37.5)
Accomodation = a box of chocolates for Angela and family.

Day5 – Cavan to Galway
Spending money = £40 (€50)
1 nights hostel, double room = £14 (€17.51)

Ireland Roadtrip day 3 Donegal Malinbeg Silver Strand

Silver Strand – Malinbeg, Donegal

Days6-9 – Galway to Limerick, Newcastle West and Shannon
Spending money = £96 (€120.08)
Accomodation at chain hotel = £17.50
Accomodation at Esther’s friends = box of chocolates
Petrol = £15 (€18.75)
Tab for care hire = £20 (€25)
Flight from Shannon to Heathrow = £29 (€36.27)

TOTAL spending money = £271
TOTAL car costs inc petrol = £152
TOTAL costs = £579.5

Roadtrip Breakdown:

Day 1 – London to Belfast
Day 2 – Belfast to Derry via Giants Causeway
Day 3 – Derry to Malinbeg (Donegal)
Day 4 – Malinbeg (Donegal) to Cavan
Day 5 – Cavan to Galway
Days 6-9 Galway to Limerick & Newcastle West