Furthest Point From The City: The Beara
If you want to get away from it all, the Beara is wild as wild can be. This peninsula lies at Ireland's southwestern extremity.
It's 400 kilometres (almost 250 miles) from the Beara to Dublin; 5 hours of driving. It feels like a world away from Ireland's cosmopolitan capital.
You leave the motorway in Cork. Then the roads taper to grass-covered lanes. The lanes come to an end at deserted coves. Then there's nothing but a rocky shore and crystal clear waters.
Where Is The Best Air Quality in Ireland?
It goes without saying that the best air quality tends to occur far from urban areas.
Ireland is located at the extreme edge of Europe. We are also blessed with few major cities. Even better, the prevailing southwesterly winds continually freshen Ireland with Atlantic breezes.
Many points in Ireland boast pure and unadulterated air quality. Of the destinations that we visit, we'd
Read more about Ireland's Best Cities in our dedicated guide
Galway and Mayo: Lowest Population Density in Ireland
Ireland already boasts one of the lowest population densities in Europe.
There are 181 people per square mile (70 per square kilometre) in Ireland. New Jersey, by contrast, has 1,215 people per square mile. New York has 413. Even California, with more than five times the land area of Ireland, has a population density of 256 people per square mile.
Within Ireland, the western region of Galway, Mayo and Roscommon has the lowest population density. You'll find just 33 people per square kilometre here; just half of the national average.
Where Is Ireland's Emptiest Beach?
It's a secret!
The Least Known Area of Ireland
Remember, we have two tour types:
Relaxed Driftwood Journeys of Discovery take you off the tourist trail to Ireland's most unspoiled scenic and historic locations.
Active Vagabond Cultural Adventures go offroad to hike, bike and kayak through remote areas of natural beauty.