Ireland is one of the world’s most striking countries and everyone knows that it’s jam-packed with beautiful scenery that makes for fantastic road trips. If you’re thinking of a trip to Ireland, you may be stuck in the planning stages of your trip because there are just so many wonderful places to visit. I decided to make this fun post about Ireland road trip ideas inspired by music to help you plan your trip. Check out these fantastic destinations throughout Ireland:
1. Check Out Bono’s Birthplace – Cedarwood Road in Dublin
In a recent study performed by Chill Insurance 28% of respondents said they would love to visit the birthplace of Bono. U2’s frontman grew up on Cedarwood Road in Dublin, which would later become the name of a hit song. While studying at Mount Temple Comprehensive School he met his fellow bandmates. U2 didn’t start out as U2: their original name was ‘Feedback’ and their first performance was at St. Fintan’s High School in Sutton, Dublin. If you’re a fan of U2 (who isn’t?) then you should try to check out a few of these destinations when you head to Dublin!
2. Where ‘Galway Girl’ was Filmed – Galway
In Ed Sheeran’s music video “Galway Girl” Ed and Irish actress Saoirse Ronan go on an adventure through the streets of Galway in the dark of the night. Throughout the clip, they visit numerous locations which you can actually visit yourself. They first meet in O’Connell’s bar which is located on Eyre Square. Next they take a cute selfie outside of Gino’s Gelato ice cream shop, but I suggest you head in to try some delicious ice cream. You can feel like you’re moving through their set by visiting Galway!
3. The Dam Where Hozier Shot ‘Take Me To Church’ – Cork
Hozier broke onto the scene with their song ‘Take Me To Church’ which was actually filmed in a few locations around Cork, including Inniscarra Dam which is located on the River Lee. They also filmed in a few other locations including in a wasteland and in the director’s, Brendan Canty, aunt’s house in Togher order to keep the expenses low.
If you’re a music lover or just want a new excuse to travel around Ireland, then these three locations are sure to inspire your next trip. Ireland has a lot more to offer aside from the natural beauty and outrageously friendly locals, so see a different side by hitting up at least one of these three locations.