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, emailed and even sent text messages… thanks, Mam…
My phone was hopping with notifications for about 3 days.
- A delightfully mixed bag of road trip bangers
- Heaps of tunes that you can cruise along Ireland’s never-ending dual carriageways to
- Just as many that you can chill to, as you meander along those narrow country lanes and gorgeous coastal roads.
Then came the 2018 update
When 2018 rocked in, we lashed out another post asking for more road trip music reccys.
And, once again, thousands of people replied.
The playlist thrived away thanks to a new influx of old and recent releases.
A much needed 2019 update
As we’re now into the belly of 2019, it’s time for another update.
So, if you’ve a tune that you like to explore to and think it should be added to the playlist, pop the name of the song into the comments section at the end of this article.
It’ll take 2 seconds.
In the meantime, here’s the playlist. We’ll be updating it with recommendations regularly!
If you can’t click through to the playlist above, here’s the direct link.
Keith O’Hara has lived in Ireland for 34 years and has spent most of the last 10 years creating what is now The Irish Road Trip guide. Over the years, the website has published thousands of meticulously researched Ireland travel guides, welcoming 30 million+ visitors along the way. In 2022, the Irish Road Trip team published the world’s largest collection of Irish Road Trip itineraries. Keith lives in Dublin with his dog Toby and finds writing in the 3rd person minus craic altogether.