Sunny South of Ireland

Cork, Ireland

Secret Ireland Tours LLC
  • Twitter verified
Sunny South of Ireland
Cork, Ireland

Secret Ireland Tours LLC
  • Twitter verified

About this trip

Pack your favorite walking shoes and get yourself to the breath-taking South of Ireland. Just take off in your rental car and explore the ancient sites, Castles and stunning coastal towns of Cork. 

From fascinating cities to wild landscapes, Ireland's south is waiting for you.

You will stay in Dublin city for the first two nights. 

You will stay in Clonmel for two nights and stay in Cork for two nights. You are not on a schedule so you can take in as much as you like but we have some suggestions for you and we will look after your bookings of these venue's too.

Overview of this trip

For your first two nights in Ireland we book you into a hotel which is 5 min's from the airport called "The Forty Four on Main St"  Which is on the outskirts of Dublin City. From there you can get a local bus into the city center and for your first day you can go exploring. There are some great places to visit. Guinness Store house, Jameson Distillery, Trinity College where you will see the famous Book of Kells, the Whiskey museum, Kilmainham Jail and so much more. While in Dublin city you should have a look for the Molly Malone Statue because if you want to take a day trip to the underground Megalithic tomb the following day (highly recommended) you could take a day trip bus from there. 

On your third day you go to the airport to rent your car, and from there you will make your way South. Again you are not on a schedule so you don't have to be anywhere at any particular time but we suggest that you visit the Rock of Cashel. It is amazing but on your way there you could call into see Killkenny Castle too. You will be staying in Clonmel for two nights in Mulcahy's hotel 

We suggest you take a drive down to Hook Head peninsula and visit Hook head lighthouse and enjoy the coastal drive. There are some quaint little coastal towns all around that part of the country so you can take your time before returning to your hotel. 

You will then make your way to Cork where you can visit the famous Jameson Distillery in Midlton Co Cork and then go to Cobh which is the place where the Titanic stopped for the last time. There is a great heritage museum there to check out and if you would like to do something cool you could go out to Spike Island by boat from the harbor there. You will stay in the Commons Inn 

Your last day down South we suggest you visit Blarney Castle and then take a trip around the Ring of Beara which is breath-taking in every way before you get back to your hotel in Cork, Then you make your way back to Dublin to the airport to leave back the car and take your evening flight, saying goodbye to Ireland. But we hope you will come back again soon!


The hotels we have listed are usually available but if they are not we book you into similar hotels. 

The Forty Four on Main St

Mulcahy's Hotel

The Commons Inn

You will have a private double room with private facilities and full Irish breakfast each morning.


Standard economy car with stick shift. 

If you wish to up grade to an automatic we can do that for you depending on availability by rental car company. 

Suggested Itinerary

We will supply you with a package for your trip. In this package you will find a suggested itinerary for each day. You will see that we have driving instructions from place to place, phone no's of hotels and venue's, suggestions on where to eat, we research music festivals that might be happening around you or music venue's. We give you suggestions of places you might like to visit that is not on our itinerary. 


There are different prices for different times of the year because many places adjust their prices between Summer and winter. So please be aware that the price depends on when you are thinking about going.

We also offer a Chauffeur service, so if you wish to upgrade we can do that for you.

What’s included

  • Accommodation
    3 star hotels in Dublin, Clonmel and Cork
  • Food
    Breakfast each morning
  • Transport
    economy car rental, stick shift but if you require an upgrade we can supply if available.
  • Information Package
    we give you an information package with everything you need to know, direction instructions, venue's, phone no's, suggestions for meals and festivals.
  • flights
    we do not deal with flights
  • Insurance
    Travel insurance or car insurance is not covered. We can give you a link for Travel insurance on request
  • Meals
    lunch or evening meals are not covered

Available Packages

Jan to April $850 per person

$850 per person 

This price covers accommodation, private facilities, and rental car.  We also provide you with a package full of information you will need, phone no's, driving instructions, information on restaurants, festivals and venues near you. 

Please note that a deposit of $200 is required 3 months before your desired date and full payment must be made 1 month before tour. 

Deposit: $200
May to Sept $1050 per person

$1050 per person.

This price covers accommodation, private facilities, and rental car.  We also provide you with a package full of information you will need, phone no's, driving instructions, information on restaurants, festivals and venues near you.

We require a deposit of $250 three months before your start date and balance 1 month before start date.

Oct to Dec $800 per person
Deposit: $200
Chauffeured trip
Deposit: $500

Available options

Upgrade of car


Day 1
Exploring Dublin

You can take a taxi to your first hotel and leave your baggage there and then if you wish you can take a bus into Dublin city center. Then you can go explore the city. There is so much to see and do there from the Guinness Store house, Jameson Distillery, Trinity College, ChristChurch,  whiskey museum and so much more.  You can explore all the great craft shops and take a stroll around the famous Temple bar area.

Your Organizer

Secret Ireland Tours LLC
We are a 100% Irish owned tour company that specialize in tours to Ireland. We offer authentic, affordable, unique itineraries to our clients. We have tours for groups up to 12 and up to 24. You will find tours for different parts of the country, different prices, different times of the year. We bring you to some amazing places. We also offer packages for the traveler who do not want to join a tour. If you want to put your own tour itinerary together but you need help, we offer consultation services also.