County Cork has all the visual melodrama you could want: dramatic mountains, brooding cliffs and miles of deserted coastline. The much-sung Ring of Kerry in South West Ireland is a 110-mile scenic drive around its finest peaks.
Unmissable is the scenic Dingle Peninsula, where the Atlantic bowls in and Funghie, the resident Dingle dolphin, frolics in the bay. County Cork has the Blackwater valley and some pretty coastal towns. The old seaport of Cobh – the Titanic’s last stop – is a must-see, as is the city of Cork.