Ireland’s Musical Drives – Get Inspiration for Your Next Holiday

Ireland has a lot to offer a traveler: from the impressive natural landscapes right through to all the history, there’s plenty of reasons to plan a trip to Ireland. However, if you’re looking for a different type of holiday, why not consider visiting some of Ireland’s most famous musical sites? Chill Insurance have come up with some handy research highlighting some of the most popular music destinations throughout Ireland, for example the most popular music video location that the survey respondents would want to visit in Ireland was O’Connells bar where Ed Sheeran’s Galway Girl music video was shot.

If you’re wanting more musical hot spots from around Ireland to visit, I’ve come up with a few that might grab your attention:

1: Cork
Whether you’re a fan of Hozier or Caribou, chances are you may have seen two of their famous music videos that were filmed right in Cork. Caribou is Canadian artist Dan Snaith and the music video for his song “Our Love” was filmed at the Lough Ine House in West Cork, located on the tip of Ireland. The amazing thing is that you can even book yourself in to spend a night at this property, if you feel like relieving the music video experience for yourself. Hozier on the other hand filmed their single “Take Me to Church” at various locations around Cork including the well-known Inniscarra Dam on the River Lee.

2: Galway
It’s probably no surprise that Ed Sheeran’s song named Galway Girl was filmed in the Irish town of Galway. The music video is shot during the night, visiting a few locations in Galway which you can easily visit yourself if you want to recreate the vibe. Be sure to visit O’Connell’s bar, snap a selfie outside Gino’s Gelato ice cream shop and grab a pint in Herons Rest B & B.

3: Dublin
It would be almost crazy to plan a visit to Ireland without at least one stop over in Dublin. It’s such a heart for art and culture that it’s probably no surprise that there’s a few locations around the city you can visit to recreate music videos. One of my favourite songs, The Sweetest Thing by U2, has a scene where Bono takes his wife on a carriage ride through the streets of Dublin. Head along Fitzwilliam Place onto Upper Fitzwilliam Street in the heart of Dublin to retrace some of the route. While you’re in town, why not check out the location where Stop by the Spice Girls was filmed? Head to Camew street, which is a residential where apparently the street was blocked off and the residents paid €100 for the hassle.

Have you visited any of these filming locations? I’d love to hear from you, let me know in the comments below.


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