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Myself and the special lady are going on a bit of a spin around Ireland for about a week at the start of August. We hope to start off in Mayo and head down south to Cork.
Can anyone recommend any good driving roads out that direction?
 

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Go a bit further out to Dungarven, some nice roads out there from what I remember (was 6 years ago though :lol:)
 
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Dungarvan is ok, but the scenic route from Dublin to cork IE down through carlow etc is a great fun road. Kerry Molls Gap etc great roads.

Let me know when you are in Cork I'll show ya a few nice roads out there:)
 

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from bray :D


go through the wicklow mountains dude ;)

(keep an eye out for me around bray, I've a friend who lives in south bray and I visit him once a week normally...)
 

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I know what you mean, Sally Gap is brilliant. I haven't been able to get up there since I got the car 2 weeks ago because I haven't fitted a Landrover style snorkel to it. I did go up there a few months ago in the girlfriends mx5, great fun! I want to try do it again this weekend perhaps.
 

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I agree, Sally Gap is great, Bray - Enniskerry - Sally Gap - Glendalough - Enniskerry.

Or in the west the road between Leenane and Louisbourg is very nice.

I remember this question been asked on boards.ie, have a search there too.
 
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What about Molls Gap in Kerry not the greastest driving road but it is good but the scenery is worth the waste of petrol in itself.
 

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Ive been to Molls Gap and Sallys gap along with the other gaps around Molls in the last 2 months :) . All pure class, Sallys gap is probably better for driving as a bit more speed involved and more sweeping bends. Molls gap is great scenery but very easy to get stuck behind lost americans in rental cars.
 
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I thnk we drove through the Wicklow mountains on our way back from one of the many 146's I saw before I bought my one.
 

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Heading down the N11 is nice, especially the new part down near gorey etc :)
That new part's great, all the bends are long and smoothly curved with a great road surface. And on a clear(ish) day you can see for ages along the road and spot them pesky traffic corps ;)
 

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Lads,
Made it back in one piece. here is the eventual route that we took in the girlfriends '07 mx5.
I can now vouch for the fact that the road from Louiseburg to Cong in Mayo is the best driving road, The Ring of Kerry/Molls Gap is the most beautiful and the one from Kilkenny and Gorey on an all Ireland day is the scariest especially when you can't see around the corners :) in fact that was the only road that I actually agreed with the speed limit on.
Thanks for all your help on choosing the routes by the way.
 

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Brilliant road I have to say. My god that Delfi adventure centre has changed since I way there in one of they first years it was open in 1993 perhaps.
But that is a great driving road and we only came across it because the one we were looking for wasnt signposted/it literally came to an end!
 

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I'm glad you liked my suggestion, you have to have a good car for that, the mx5 is probably a good "wind in the hair" choice
 

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the mx5 is probably a good "wind in the hair" choice
exactly and we knew that there wouldn't be a sinner on that road as well, thanks for recommending it.

If you want a "scare the crap out of you" drive with a "tired and emotional girlfriend" try the one we took between Kilkenny and Gorey though!!
 
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