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# roads to remember

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My Favourite Drive: Patricia Greene makes a poignant journey to Kenmare
‘It’s the most beautiful part of Ireland – it’s so rugged and wild and untouched.’
My Favourite Drive: Kevin Hennebry drives the winding coastal road to Star Wars country
‘Kerry is there, all laid out in front of you, and you know the sea is close by.’
My Favourite Drive: Keith Elliott takes the scenic route to Wexford's Hook Lighthouse
It’s the world’s oldest operational lighthouse, but can it keep three young kids entertained?
My Favourite Drive: Colm Leahy takes a Mustang through Yosemite and onto Vegas
A surprise trip for his 30th took him from San Francisco to Coachella Music Festival.
My Favourite Drive: Ken Price explores the mountain views of Connemara
‘The lake is one of the most beautiful views you’ll ever see in your life’
My Favourite Drive: Paddy Comyn takes a mountain road to a sheikh's palace
‘A stretch that’s regarded as one of the best driving roads in the world.’
My Favourite Drive: Leah Cullen on the rewarding road to Dublin's Strawberry Beds
‘As an instructor, it’s nice to show my students that driving doesn’t always have to be stressful.’
My Favourite Drive: Paddy McGrath carves up LA's canyons in a Porsche 911
‘Southern California is heaven for an automotive enthusiast’
My Favourite Drive: Tom Dennigan maps out a hidden lakeside route through Mayo
‘It’s as spectacular as the best of the Wild Atlantic Way, yet you won’t find it in a guidebook.’
My Favourite Drive: Ray Furlong travels to an ancient lighthouse to scuba dive
‘You’re fully immersed, there’s no talking, there’s just peace’
My Favourite Drive: David Roome joins a fleet of Jaguars headed to Blessington Lakes
‘The problem with driving nowadays is that we’re going from A to B and not enjoying what we’re seeing.’
My Favourite Drive: Leo Nulty on a father-and-son road trip to the Aran Islands
‘Dad’s always the navigator, but he has no time for Google Maps.’
My Favourite Drive: Geoff Walker on braving French rainstorms in a car with no roof
‘We soon figured out that the only way to stay dry was to avoid stopping.’
My Favourite Drive: Ollie Brannock revisits Killarney's lakes where he proposed
‘You see horses and carts there and they don’t stop for anyone.’
My Favourite Drive: Declan O'Hara on a breathtaking 2,500km trip from Cork to Sweden
And a visit to one of the world’s most unusual bridges.
My Favourite Drive: Race driver Sean Doyle on hitting top speeds in the Austrian Alps
Last summer, race driver Sean was selected for the only Irish team at the European Le Mans Series.
My Favourite Drive: Chris Pratt on racing past Cavan's lakes with his two boys
‘You feel as if the world has just gone numb for a minute’
My Favourite Drive: Colin Delaney on exploring Wicklow with a car full of kids
There’s nothing like the promise of an ice-cream later to keep three kids happy in the back.
My Favourite Drive: Barry Dunne on an unexpected wedding journey through Connemara
Rolling hills, a late summer evening… and a few reckless sheep.
My Favourite Drive: Fergus Brennan on navigating hairpin bends in northern Spain
‘Arriving in Cadaqués is like stumbling into a hidden world’
My Favourite Drive: Art McCarrick on the breathtaking twists of Moll's Gap in Kerry
‘Moll’s Gap for a motorsport fan is like Croke Park for the All-Ireland.’
My Favourite Drive: Philip Mallon on Wicklow, two mountains and a lot of memories
And a drive that has come to mean something very different.
My Favourite Drive: Alan Nolan on hugging the coast from Blackrock to Killiney Hill
That wide reveal of Dublin Bay as you hit Vico Road is breathtaking.
My Favourite Drive: Andrew Whitaker on taking a campervan to Munster's Heineken Cup Final
Four lads. Two countries. One 1.9litre Fiat .
My Favourite Drive: Conor Faughnan on the long road from Dublin to Sligo
Lough Key and a very special sculpture make this quite the trip.
My Favourite Drive: Colin Doyle on the night-time journey through the Phoenix Park
The deer, the gas lamps… and the taste of freedom after work.
My Favourite Drive: Paul Linders on the happiness of the school run
With three smiling faces in the back. Well, mostly smiling.
My Favourite Drive: Neil Connolly on the wild ways of Mayo and Sligo
From ice-cream in Strandhill to getting lost at the Beach Bar.
My Favourite Drive: Brendan Keary on the summer road from Cork to Waterville
From stopping in Killorglin for sandwiches, to seeing the sea at Glenbeigh.