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The Irish Road Trip Spotify Playlist That’ll Make Your Ears Very Feckin’ Happy (Updated for 2019)

Your adventure soundtrack.

Back in April of 2017, I asked around 173,000 people on Instagram (see the original post) what was the best music to explore Ireland to.

Around 750 people commented, DM’d, email and even sent text messages… thanks, Mam.

My phone was hopping with notifications for about 3 days, but the result was a delightfully mixed bag of road trip bangers.

This cocktail of both Irish and non-Irish tunage became one of the most popular articles on our website but, as it’s been a year or so since it was originally published, it was in need on an influx of new music.

The Irish Road Trip Playlist 2018/2019 Update

So, we’ve given it a grand aul update, with a very varied mix of new-school and old-school songs.

If you can’t click through to the playlist above, here’s the direct link.

It’s packed with a mix of tunes, many of which you can cruise along Ireland’s never-ending dual carriageways to, but just as many that you can chill to, as you meander along those narrow country lanes and gorgeous coastal roads.

So, now you’ve got the music, but what about the road trip?

Here’s our most popular Irish road trip guides from the past 3 weeks

  • 21+ Mighty Things To Do In Waterford This Weekend On A Looooovely 2-Day Road Trip (here she is)
  • 30+ Things To Do In West Cork Over A Mouth-Watering 4-Day Road Trip (see it here)
  • Our 2-Day Road Trip Along The Causeway Coastal Route For You To Steal (Cliffs, Whiskey, Caves + Loads More here)
  • An Unforgettable 18-Day Road Trip That’s Packed With The Best Places to Visit in Ireland
  • The Dublin to Wicklow 1-Day Road Trip Guide (Mountains, Prisons & Breweries – explore more here)
  • 22 of the Best Things to do in Donegal on an Adventure-Packed 3-Day Road Trip (Full Itinerary)

And that's a wrap!
As always, I’d love to hear what you think in the comments below. Let me know if we’ve missed anything that’d be a great addition!

Howaya!The purpose of this site is to inspire and guide you on an Irish adventure that’ll give birth to a lifetime of memories.No spam. Clickbait. Or boll*x. Ever.Keith

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  1. Using this as a guide for my family’s trip. We’re coming in from the US and driving Dublin to Galway for a week.

  2. Celtic Symphony – wolftones
    Boxer goes to Stuttgart- Christy Moore
    Listened to them everytime we started on the road when we did our West Coast road trip in the US!

  3. I love this playlist and not only is it a great Ireland road tripping playlist, but it’s a great sitting at my desk at work wishing I was back on the road in Ireland playlist. Introduced me to some new artists that I’ve gone on and listened to more of. And I was just scrolling through to see what’s been added and thinking I’d drop a line to suggest some Dermot Kennedy – specifically Power Over Me – and you’ve already added it! Thanks for all you do Keith!

    • Hey Karen,

      Thanks for the comments and the kind words.

      Love a bit of Dermot Kennedy! Some serious tunes coming out of that lad.

      Glad you’re enjoying it!




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