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W ith its lush landscapes, historic castles and easy-to-navigate motorways, Ireland is a road-tripper’s dream. A driving holiday reveals off-the-beaten-path gems and lesser-known nooks and crannies, ripe for exploration. Kick off your Irish immersion in the quaint capital. A UNESCO City of Literature, Dublin oozes storybook charm from every cobblestone. Take a stroll around Trinity College—the oldest university in Ireland and the alma mater of Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett. The Old Library’s Long Room features more than 200,000 historic texts, including the Book of Kells, an illuminated ninth-century Christian manuscript. After a couple of days touring Dublin’s must-see sights, including St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the Guinness Storehouse, head southwest to County Tipperary. After picking up your rental car, remember to drive on the left and program your GPS to the Rock of Cashel, Tipperary’s legendary castle complex, via the M7 and M8. » CAA SASKATCHeWAN Summer 2018 33