Travel Ireland this Summer with Urban Sips Coffee!
Exploring Ireland this Summer? Urban Sips wants to explore with you and help you find the best coffee if we do say so ourselves, on the way. So, load up that car, grab the essentials (that reusable coffee cup you've been dying to use!) and let's hit the road!
Malin Head

The first stop is Carndonagh which is home to Urban Sips coffee situated in Costcutter Carndonagh on Church Road. There are ample sites to visit around Carndonagh, from climbing mountains to breath taking sites the list is endless. We must start somewhere, the Malin Head on the Wild Atlantic Way is home to breath taking views of the Irish Coast, sandy beaches, and sand dunes that are noted as some of the largest ones known in Europe. You will visit Irelands most northerly point. While visiting Malin head there is some must do’s such as a picture opportunity on the Devils bridge or just having a look out from Banba’s Crown.

Also, around Carndonagh is the Slieve Snaght Mountain at 615M in height in the middle of the Inishowen peninsula. It is the highest mountain in the peninsula in Donegal that offers walks to any level of hiker you may be, it is just a question of “who will take this challenge on”. Grab your Urban Sips coffee from Costcutter Carndonagh and while you are there why not pick up some lunch and have a picnic.

Slieve Snaght
Mulranny Beach

We are off to Mayo now to visit Mulranny home to another Urban Sips Coffee location. You will find Mulranny has loads to offer such as the Great Western Way which follows the famous line of Westport to Achill Railway which was rated as one of the “Top 10 things to do on the Wild Atlantic Way” by National Geographic. Kayaking, Stand Up Paddle Boarding and even Surfing the beautiful coastline of Mulranny are other amazing activities which can be done. These activities can all be reached from the Mulranny Causeway, stop in Costcutter before or after to warm up with a smooth Urban Sips Coffee (because we all know the Irish sea is FREEZING).

If that was not enough to convince you to head up to Mulranny how about the Ballycroy National Park situated just between Mulranny and Bangor. We wouldn’t send you to do all these fun activities unprepared so grab an Urban Sips Coffee in Costcutter just for that extra bit of energy, whether it be first thing in the morning or just a coffee break, Urban Sips is the coffee for you.

If you are heading onto to Westport from Mulranny grab a coffee for the journey, trust me you will need it. Westport is packed with great adventures from climbing Croagh Patrick to wondering through Westport House and Gardens there is something for everyone.

Kilmihill Walk

Next stop is Kilmihil home to Fitzpatrick’s Costcutter who you guessed it serves Urban Sips coffee. In the town you can enjoy a scenic walk as you sip away on your coffee. This walk is 4.6km in total and offers the beautiful countryside as a walking buddy. Fresh air and a great coffee from Urban Sips.

Bringing the kids? Why not enjoy a picnic at Knockalough Lake where there are picnic benches and an area to enjoy and make sure to stop at Fitzpatrick’s Costcutter for your coffee and all the essential picnic bits. Enjoy the shore of the lake while munching on a hot chicken roll. When ready why not go and have a look at the ruins of the Knockalough castle.

During the August Bank Holiday, the lake hosts various activities from zorbing, canoeing swimming and even a BBQ, adding to the list for next summer.

A top recommendation is also to hire a bike and take a trip around the scenic routes of Kilmihil. Explore the countryside and take it all in. Just be prepared there may be a hill or two on some journeys!

A fan of Father Ted? Just a 20-minute drive from Kilmihil is the Famous Father Ted House. You aren’t allowed to walk in the grounds of the house or the actual house unless you book the afternoon tea option but that does not mean you can’t stop for a photo opportunity!

The last destination on the west side of Ireland on our trip must be Foynes Island Viewpoint. We can’t end a trip empty handed. Luckily just up the road is Kelly’s Costcutter who serve Urban Sips. The viewpoint takes in the estuary of the River Shannon. There is also the Foynes Flying Boat and Maritime Museum nearby to learn more about the history the port holds.

The Maritime Museum gives you the opportunity to see a 360 view of the village of Foynes and the Shannon estuary from the control tower. Take a trip to see the Ghost Ship, what life on the river would hold and check out the boat displays.

The Aviation Museum gives viewers a glance at the B314 replica and meet pioneers of aviation. Ever dreamed of taking on a flying boat, well here is your chance at the museum they over flight simulators or just want to catch a movie? Take a trip back to the future and see an authentic 1940’s era cinema and catch the award-winning film “Atlantic Conquest”.

Need a five-minute break to yourself pop into Kelly’s Costcutter and grab an Urban Sips Coffee press pause and relax. Take in all of what you have explored and travelled and enjoy a cup of Urban Sips while doing so.

The Flying Boats at Foynes Island

If you are travelling Ireland this summer and stop for an Urban Sips Coffee, tag us in your story or post and let us see what adventure you took on this summer.