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21st Jun 2019

Sarah Hanrahan’s trip to Cork and Kerry is perfect for your dog pal too!

Louise Carroll

Brought to you by MINI Ireland.

“It’s no longer necessary to leave your dog at home when holidaying in Ireland thanks to an abundance of dog-friendly accommodations and amenities.”

Digital content creator and urban photographer – Sarah Hanrahan – is a big fan of bringing her pooch Stanley with her wherever she goes.

So like us, she’s all about finding the perfect spots to explore with her furry friend.

We’ve teamed up with MINI Ireland, and Sarah herself, to help share her favourite Cork and Kerry trip to include your dog.

MINI is giving ‘48 hours in a MINI‘ to anyone who’d like to discover their range and make spinning around all the more enjoyable. You’ll be glad to know there’s plenty of room for fur-friends too. (Hurrah!)

So, here’s Sarah’s suggested itinerary for a full week of exploring with your doggo:

Day 1

“Arrive in Castletownbere. Check into the dog-friendly Beara Coast Hotel and get some rest after a long day’s travel.”

Day 2

“Enjoy breakfast in the hotel after a peaceful sleep, then hit the road to Kenmare. Take in all there is in the town, have a coffee and watch the world go by.

“Next up: Sneem. Check in to the dog-friendly Sneem Hotel then hit the village and embrace the unplanned.

“You might end up soaking up the rays sitting with locals outside the pub or munching on salty chips on picnic benches while soaking up the atmosphere of this gorgeous little town.”

Day 3

“Check into the art studio Airbnb in Ballingeary and climb into bed in preparation for another day of adventure.”

Day 4

“Soak in the tub before breakfast, then hit the road to check out Gougane Barra (it’s a beautiful walk) before arriving in Glengarriff to wander around this beautiful town. Then take a boat to stunning Garnish Island.

“Travel on to Ballydehob and check into yet another dog-friendly Airbnb. It’s a barn that has been converted into a cottage. It’s off the beaten tracks and it’s complete with private sauna and jacuzzi. Enjoy the jacuzzi before whiling away the evening reading books in front of the stove.”

Day 5

“Take a breathtaking walk right beside the cottage before your breakfast of eggs, local cheese and coffee (provided by the host) and hit the road again.

“Drive towards Sheep’s Head stopping in the cute Heron Gallery for coffee. Maybe find a beach off the beaten track and hop in for a swim if the weather allows.

“Travel The Sheep’s Head Way for the day, stopping in whichever tiny towns you like before heading towards Bantry for dinner.”

Brought to you by MINI Ireland

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