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What It Was Like to Travel on the Titanic

What It Was Like to Travel on the Titanic

Pre-1997, the Titanic was much more than a movie that made tweens’ hearts pitter-patter. Its fateful collision with an iceberg stunned everyone from the passengers on board to people on land, the incident killed more than 1,500 people, and it is still considered one of the worst maritime disasters in history. Titanic was the largest ship in the sea at the time of its departure from Belfast and, as was so astutely portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, carried passengers from an incredibly wide range of social classes. Ironically, the Titanic was known as the unsinkable ship.

So, with April's re-release of the epic drama starring Winslet and DiCaprio set to mark the 100-year anniversary of the ship’s sinking, we wanted to take a look back at what life was really like on board. Most importantly, what did passengers eat and what activities did they partake in?

We already know that the last supper served to first-class passengers on the Titanic was a sumptuous 10-course meal, with oysters, cream of barley, poached salmon with mousseline sauce, filet mignon, chicken Lyonnaise, lamb with mint sauce, a roast duckling with apple sauce, roasted squab and cress, pâté de foie gras, and chocolate and vanilla éclairs on offer. Each course was served with a different wine, and fruits and cheeses were served after the 10th course. Later, coffee and cigars were available to those who wanted them.

Of course, second-class dining rooms were served fewer and less extravagant courses and further below, third-class passengers ate a small and simple meal. The final lunch menu from the first-class dining room, served the day before the ship sank, was recently auctioned off in England, giving us a peek into yet another elaborate meal served on board. Offerings included eggs Argenteuil, chicken à la Maryland, grilled mutton chops, salmon, corned ox tongue, and a selection of cheeses. Lunches in second class consisted of tripe, roasted ribs, and baked potatoes, while third-class passengers were served simpler dishes like cheese and pickles with fresh bread, scones, rice soup, corned beef, and tea.

According to TitanicFacts.net, the food served on the Titanic amounted to roughly 25,000 pounds of poultry, 40 tons of potatoes, 13,000 grapefruits, 1,000 loaves of bread, 40,000 fresh eggs, 15,000

bottles of ale to just 1,000 bottles of wine, and 8,000 cigars.

Once satiated, first-class passengers on the Titanic were treated to an array of activities — a swimming pool, squash courts, Turkish baths, a private promenade and deck, and live music from the ship’s orchestra. Second-class passengers spent their days playing board games, shuffleboard, and backgammon, while the third-class passengers were largely left to their own devices. Both first- and second-class passengers could take their afternoon tea out on their class-specific decks. (Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox. All Rights Reserved.)

Lastly, there are conflicting reports as to what the band, that continued to play despite being literally on a sinking ship, was playing, but it has been reported that it was either "Nearer, My God, to Thee" or "Autumn."

If you want to get even closer to it all, pay a visit to one of the permanent Titanic attractions across the country — the RMS Titanic in Atlanta, the Titanic Museum in Branson, Mo., and Pigeon Forge, Tenn. — or find one of the many temporary exhibitions opening this year to commemorate the 100-year anniversary.


Epic road trip puts Tesla to the test along the Wild Atlantic Way

It all started as a conversation with my dad and his friends. They said that it would be impossible to do a road trip in an electric car. They had worries about the range and the charging infrastructure.

So we set out to prove them wrong and planned an incredible adventure on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. We were determined to show that we could complete our electric expedition without compromise. So we decided to stop and stay at Ireland’s top luxury hotels along Ireland’s beautiful, rugged west coast.

With a range of 525km, the Tesla Model X was the perfect car to tackle the challenging landscape of Ireland’s west coast. And with autopilot enabled, the vehicle drove itself for much of the journey, even down the winding country roads.

Read more

We drove from Donegal to Dingle, a journey of 1,500km. Along the way, we felt the power of the Atlantic ocean, took in the spectacular landscape and most importantly, had an enormous amount of craic!

We started our journey on the shores of Lough Eske, Donegal staying at Harvey’s Point. Seeing sunset at Sliabh Liag was a breathtaking way to start the trip. Then we drove through Sligo, sampling some delicious seafood in Shells Café on Strandhill. Downpatrick Head’s famous sea stack was next. We also witnessed the “Eire 64” sign, which was used to signal to American planes during WWII that they were in Ireland.

Europe’s most westerly electric vehicle charging point in Gielty’s was next on Achill Island. We camped in the car under the stars at Keem Beach and took in the spectacular sunrise. After driving through Doo Lough, we arrived in Ireland’s only Forbes 5 star hotel, Ashford Castle. On the shores of Lough Corrib, we charged the car and enjoyed the outstanding hospitality in Ashford.

Next, we drove through Connemara and took in the rugged beauty of the Twelve Bens Mountain range. We stayed the night in Ballynahinch Castle and took in some of their famous fly fishing. After getting a full charge, we ventured to Dog’s Bay, a stunning tombolo.

We then made our way to the Builín Blasta Cafe & Bakery for lunch. Galway City was next, but not before we braved the cold and went for a dip in the Atlantic from the Blackrock diving towers in Salthill. It was the famous family-run pizzeria Dough Bros for dinner. With fantastic food and great company, we really got a taste of the culture Galway is renowned for.

The Burren in County Clare was next as we headed for the magnificent Cliffs of Moher. After taking in the view atop the cliffs, we made our way to another of Ireland’s Legendary Castles, Dromoland Castle. Once the homestead of Ireland’s High King Brian Boru, Dromoland really is fit for royalty.

Conrad Oppermann and the road trip crew!

The Kingdom was next as Kerry roved into view. The mystical aura of the Gap of Dunloe in the fog enveloped us as we headed to our next charging destination, The Europe Hotel and Resort. Having plugged in the car, we took time to relax in the tranquil, magnificent surroundings of the Europe Hotel. As we came to the final night of our adventure, we couldn’t help reminisce about the extraordinary journey we were on.

After getting a night of restful sleep, we ventured on. We drove through the staggering Conor’s pass. With drops of over 100 meters, we really had to be on the ball, but Tesla’s autopilot system meant that we completed it without breaking a sweat.

And before we knew it, the sun was setting on our final day as we arrived at our destination, Dingle. The beautiful fishing village in West Kerry famous for its fresh fish and lively atmosphere. There really was no better place to finish our ambitious adventure!

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Epic road trip puts Tesla to the test along the Wild Atlantic Way

It all started as a conversation with my dad and his friends. They said that it would be impossible to do a road trip in an electric car. They had worries about the range and the charging infrastructure.

So we set out to prove them wrong and planned an incredible adventure on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. We were determined to show that we could complete our electric expedition without compromise. So we decided to stop and stay at Ireland’s top luxury hotels along Ireland’s beautiful, rugged west coast.

With a range of 525km, the Tesla Model X was the perfect car to tackle the challenging landscape of Ireland’s west coast. And with autopilot enabled, the vehicle drove itself for much of the journey, even down the winding country roads.

Read more

We drove from Donegal to Dingle, a journey of 1,500km. Along the way, we felt the power of the Atlantic ocean, took in the spectacular landscape and most importantly, had an enormous amount of craic!

We started our journey on the shores of Lough Eske, Donegal staying at Harvey’s Point. Seeing sunset at Sliabh Liag was a breathtaking way to start the trip. Then we drove through Sligo, sampling some delicious seafood in Shells Café on Strandhill. Downpatrick Head’s famous sea stack was next. We also witnessed the “Eire 64” sign, which was used to signal to American planes during WWII that they were in Ireland.

Europe’s most westerly electric vehicle charging point in Gielty’s was next on Achill Island. We camped in the car under the stars at Keem Beach and took in the spectacular sunrise. After driving through Doo Lough, we arrived in Ireland’s only Forbes 5 star hotel, Ashford Castle. On the shores of Lough Corrib, we charged the car and enjoyed the outstanding hospitality in Ashford.

Next, we drove through Connemara and took in the rugged beauty of the Twelve Bens Mountain range. We stayed the night in Ballynahinch Castle and took in some of their famous fly fishing. After getting a full charge, we ventured to Dog’s Bay, a stunning tombolo.

We then made our way to the Builín Blasta Cafe & Bakery for lunch. Galway City was next, but not before we braved the cold and went for a dip in the Atlantic from the Blackrock diving towers in Salthill. It was the famous family-run pizzeria Dough Bros for dinner. With fantastic food and great company, we really got a taste of the culture Galway is renowned for.

The Burren in County Clare was next as we headed for the magnificent Cliffs of Moher. After taking in the view atop the cliffs, we made our way to another of Ireland’s Legendary Castles, Dromoland Castle. Once the homestead of Ireland’s High King Brian Boru, Dromoland really is fit for royalty.

Conrad Oppermann and the road trip crew!

The Kingdom was next as Kerry roved into view. The mystical aura of the Gap of Dunloe in the fog enveloped us as we headed to our next charging destination, The Europe Hotel and Resort. Having plugged in the car, we took time to relax in the tranquil, magnificent surroundings of the Europe Hotel. As we came to the final night of our adventure, we couldn’t help reminisce about the extraordinary journey we were on.

After getting a night of restful sleep, we ventured on. We drove through the staggering Conor’s pass. With drops of over 100 meters, we really had to be on the ball, but Tesla’s autopilot system meant that we completed it without breaking a sweat.

And before we knew it, the sun was setting on our final day as we arrived at our destination, Dingle. The beautiful fishing village in West Kerry famous for its fresh fish and lively atmosphere. There really was no better place to finish our ambitious adventure!

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Epic road trip puts Tesla to the test along the Wild Atlantic Way

It all started as a conversation with my dad and his friends. They said that it would be impossible to do a road trip in an electric car. They had worries about the range and the charging infrastructure.

So we set out to prove them wrong and planned an incredible adventure on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. We were determined to show that we could complete our electric expedition without compromise. So we decided to stop and stay at Ireland’s top luxury hotels along Ireland’s beautiful, rugged west coast.

With a range of 525km, the Tesla Model X was the perfect car to tackle the challenging landscape of Ireland’s west coast. And with autopilot enabled, the vehicle drove itself for much of the journey, even down the winding country roads.

Read more

We drove from Donegal to Dingle, a journey of 1,500km. Along the way, we felt the power of the Atlantic ocean, took in the spectacular landscape and most importantly, had an enormous amount of craic!

We started our journey on the shores of Lough Eske, Donegal staying at Harvey’s Point. Seeing sunset at Sliabh Liag was a breathtaking way to start the trip. Then we drove through Sligo, sampling some delicious seafood in Shells Café on Strandhill. Downpatrick Head’s famous sea stack was next. We also witnessed the “Eire 64” sign, which was used to signal to American planes during WWII that they were in Ireland.

Europe’s most westerly electric vehicle charging point in Gielty’s was next on Achill Island. We camped in the car under the stars at Keem Beach and took in the spectacular sunrise. After driving through Doo Lough, we arrived in Ireland’s only Forbes 5 star hotel, Ashford Castle. On the shores of Lough Corrib, we charged the car and enjoyed the outstanding hospitality in Ashford.

Next, we drove through Connemara and took in the rugged beauty of the Twelve Bens Mountain range. We stayed the night in Ballynahinch Castle and took in some of their famous fly fishing. After getting a full charge, we ventured to Dog’s Bay, a stunning tombolo.

We then made our way to the Builín Blasta Cafe & Bakery for lunch. Galway City was next, but not before we braved the cold and went for a dip in the Atlantic from the Blackrock diving towers in Salthill. It was the famous family-run pizzeria Dough Bros for dinner. With fantastic food and great company, we really got a taste of the culture Galway is renowned for.

The Burren in County Clare was next as we headed for the magnificent Cliffs of Moher. After taking in the view atop the cliffs, we made our way to another of Ireland’s Legendary Castles, Dromoland Castle. Once the homestead of Ireland’s High King Brian Boru, Dromoland really is fit for royalty.

Conrad Oppermann and the road trip crew!

The Kingdom was next as Kerry roved into view. The mystical aura of the Gap of Dunloe in the fog enveloped us as we headed to our next charging destination, The Europe Hotel and Resort. Having plugged in the car, we took time to relax in the tranquil, magnificent surroundings of the Europe Hotel. As we came to the final night of our adventure, we couldn’t help reminisce about the extraordinary journey we were on.

After getting a night of restful sleep, we ventured on. We drove through the staggering Conor’s pass. With drops of over 100 meters, we really had to be on the ball, but Tesla’s autopilot system meant that we completed it without breaking a sweat.

And before we knew it, the sun was setting on our final day as we arrived at our destination, Dingle. The beautiful fishing village in West Kerry famous for its fresh fish and lively atmosphere. There really was no better place to finish our ambitious adventure!

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Epic road trip puts Tesla to the test along the Wild Atlantic Way

It all started as a conversation with my dad and his friends. They said that it would be impossible to do a road trip in an electric car. They had worries about the range and the charging infrastructure.

So we set out to prove them wrong and planned an incredible adventure on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. We were determined to show that we could complete our electric expedition without compromise. So we decided to stop and stay at Ireland’s top luxury hotels along Ireland’s beautiful, rugged west coast.

With a range of 525km, the Tesla Model X was the perfect car to tackle the challenging landscape of Ireland’s west coast. And with autopilot enabled, the vehicle drove itself for much of the journey, even down the winding country roads.

Read more

We drove from Donegal to Dingle, a journey of 1,500km. Along the way, we felt the power of the Atlantic ocean, took in the spectacular landscape and most importantly, had an enormous amount of craic!

We started our journey on the shores of Lough Eske, Donegal staying at Harvey’s Point. Seeing sunset at Sliabh Liag was a breathtaking way to start the trip. Then we drove through Sligo, sampling some delicious seafood in Shells Café on Strandhill. Downpatrick Head’s famous sea stack was next. We also witnessed the “Eire 64” sign, which was used to signal to American planes during WWII that they were in Ireland.

Europe’s most westerly electric vehicle charging point in Gielty’s was next on Achill Island. We camped in the car under the stars at Keem Beach and took in the spectacular sunrise. After driving through Doo Lough, we arrived in Ireland’s only Forbes 5 star hotel, Ashford Castle. On the shores of Lough Corrib, we charged the car and enjoyed the outstanding hospitality in Ashford.

Next, we drove through Connemara and took in the rugged beauty of the Twelve Bens Mountain range. We stayed the night in Ballynahinch Castle and took in some of their famous fly fishing. After getting a full charge, we ventured to Dog’s Bay, a stunning tombolo.

We then made our way to the Builín Blasta Cafe & Bakery for lunch. Galway City was next, but not before we braved the cold and went for a dip in the Atlantic from the Blackrock diving towers in Salthill. It was the famous family-run pizzeria Dough Bros for dinner. With fantastic food and great company, we really got a taste of the culture Galway is renowned for.

The Burren in County Clare was next as we headed for the magnificent Cliffs of Moher. After taking in the view atop the cliffs, we made our way to another of Ireland’s Legendary Castles, Dromoland Castle. Once the homestead of Ireland’s High King Brian Boru, Dromoland really is fit for royalty.

Conrad Oppermann and the road trip crew!

The Kingdom was next as Kerry roved into view. The mystical aura of the Gap of Dunloe in the fog enveloped us as we headed to our next charging destination, The Europe Hotel and Resort. Having plugged in the car, we took time to relax in the tranquil, magnificent surroundings of the Europe Hotel. As we came to the final night of our adventure, we couldn’t help reminisce about the extraordinary journey we were on.

After getting a night of restful sleep, we ventured on. We drove through the staggering Conor’s pass. With drops of over 100 meters, we really had to be on the ball, but Tesla’s autopilot system meant that we completed it without breaking a sweat.

And before we knew it, the sun was setting on our final day as we arrived at our destination, Dingle. The beautiful fishing village in West Kerry famous for its fresh fish and lively atmosphere. There really was no better place to finish our ambitious adventure!

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Epic road trip puts Tesla to the test along the Wild Atlantic Way

It all started as a conversation with my dad and his friends. They said that it would be impossible to do a road trip in an electric car. They had worries about the range and the charging infrastructure.

So we set out to prove them wrong and planned an incredible adventure on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. We were determined to show that we could complete our electric expedition without compromise. So we decided to stop and stay at Ireland’s top luxury hotels along Ireland’s beautiful, rugged west coast.

With a range of 525km, the Tesla Model X was the perfect car to tackle the challenging landscape of Ireland’s west coast. And with autopilot enabled, the vehicle drove itself for much of the journey, even down the winding country roads.

Read more

We drove from Donegal to Dingle, a journey of 1,500km. Along the way, we felt the power of the Atlantic ocean, took in the spectacular landscape and most importantly, had an enormous amount of craic!

We started our journey on the shores of Lough Eske, Donegal staying at Harvey’s Point. Seeing sunset at Sliabh Liag was a breathtaking way to start the trip. Then we drove through Sligo, sampling some delicious seafood in Shells Café on Strandhill. Downpatrick Head’s famous sea stack was next. We also witnessed the “Eire 64” sign, which was used to signal to American planes during WWII that they were in Ireland.

Europe’s most westerly electric vehicle charging point in Gielty’s was next on Achill Island. We camped in the car under the stars at Keem Beach and took in the spectacular sunrise. After driving through Doo Lough, we arrived in Ireland’s only Forbes 5 star hotel, Ashford Castle. On the shores of Lough Corrib, we charged the car and enjoyed the outstanding hospitality in Ashford.

Next, we drove through Connemara and took in the rugged beauty of the Twelve Bens Mountain range. We stayed the night in Ballynahinch Castle and took in some of their famous fly fishing. After getting a full charge, we ventured to Dog’s Bay, a stunning tombolo.

We then made our way to the Builín Blasta Cafe & Bakery for lunch. Galway City was next, but not before we braved the cold and went for a dip in the Atlantic from the Blackrock diving towers in Salthill. It was the famous family-run pizzeria Dough Bros for dinner. With fantastic food and great company, we really got a taste of the culture Galway is renowned for.

The Burren in County Clare was next as we headed for the magnificent Cliffs of Moher. After taking in the view atop the cliffs, we made our way to another of Ireland’s Legendary Castles, Dromoland Castle. Once the homestead of Ireland’s High King Brian Boru, Dromoland really is fit for royalty.

Conrad Oppermann and the road trip crew!

The Kingdom was next as Kerry roved into view. The mystical aura of the Gap of Dunloe in the fog enveloped us as we headed to our next charging destination, The Europe Hotel and Resort. Having plugged in the car, we took time to relax in the tranquil, magnificent surroundings of the Europe Hotel. As we came to the final night of our adventure, we couldn’t help reminisce about the extraordinary journey we were on.

After getting a night of restful sleep, we ventured on. We drove through the staggering Conor’s pass. With drops of over 100 meters, we really had to be on the ball, but Tesla’s autopilot system meant that we completed it without breaking a sweat.

And before we knew it, the sun was setting on our final day as we arrived at our destination, Dingle. The beautiful fishing village in West Kerry famous for its fresh fish and lively atmosphere. There really was no better place to finish our ambitious adventure!

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Epic road trip puts Tesla to the test along the Wild Atlantic Way

It all started as a conversation with my dad and his friends. They said that it would be impossible to do a road trip in an electric car. They had worries about the range and the charging infrastructure.

So we set out to prove them wrong and planned an incredible adventure on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. We were determined to show that we could complete our electric expedition without compromise. So we decided to stop and stay at Ireland’s top luxury hotels along Ireland’s beautiful, rugged west coast.

With a range of 525km, the Tesla Model X was the perfect car to tackle the challenging landscape of Ireland’s west coast. And with autopilot enabled, the vehicle drove itself for much of the journey, even down the winding country roads.

Read more

We drove from Donegal to Dingle, a journey of 1,500km. Along the way, we felt the power of the Atlantic ocean, took in the spectacular landscape and most importantly, had an enormous amount of craic!

We started our journey on the shores of Lough Eske, Donegal staying at Harvey’s Point. Seeing sunset at Sliabh Liag was a breathtaking way to start the trip. Then we drove through Sligo, sampling some delicious seafood in Shells Café on Strandhill. Downpatrick Head’s famous sea stack was next. We also witnessed the “Eire 64” sign, which was used to signal to American planes during WWII that they were in Ireland.

Europe’s most westerly electric vehicle charging point in Gielty’s was next on Achill Island. We camped in the car under the stars at Keem Beach and took in the spectacular sunrise. After driving through Doo Lough, we arrived in Ireland’s only Forbes 5 star hotel, Ashford Castle. On the shores of Lough Corrib, we charged the car and enjoyed the outstanding hospitality in Ashford.

Next, we drove through Connemara and took in the rugged beauty of the Twelve Bens Mountain range. We stayed the night in Ballynahinch Castle and took in some of their famous fly fishing. After getting a full charge, we ventured to Dog’s Bay, a stunning tombolo.

We then made our way to the Builín Blasta Cafe & Bakery for lunch. Galway City was next, but not before we braved the cold and went for a dip in the Atlantic from the Blackrock diving towers in Salthill. It was the famous family-run pizzeria Dough Bros for dinner. With fantastic food and great company, we really got a taste of the culture Galway is renowned for.

The Burren in County Clare was next as we headed for the magnificent Cliffs of Moher. After taking in the view atop the cliffs, we made our way to another of Ireland’s Legendary Castles, Dromoland Castle. Once the homestead of Ireland’s High King Brian Boru, Dromoland really is fit for royalty.

Conrad Oppermann and the road trip crew!

The Kingdom was next as Kerry roved into view. The mystical aura of the Gap of Dunloe in the fog enveloped us as we headed to our next charging destination, The Europe Hotel and Resort. Having plugged in the car, we took time to relax in the tranquil, magnificent surroundings of the Europe Hotel. As we came to the final night of our adventure, we couldn’t help reminisce about the extraordinary journey we were on.

After getting a night of restful sleep, we ventured on. We drove through the staggering Conor’s pass. With drops of over 100 meters, we really had to be on the ball, but Tesla’s autopilot system meant that we completed it without breaking a sweat.

And before we knew it, the sun was setting on our final day as we arrived at our destination, Dingle. The beautiful fishing village in West Kerry famous for its fresh fish and lively atmosphere. There really was no better place to finish our ambitious adventure!

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Epic road trip puts Tesla to the test along the Wild Atlantic Way

It all started as a conversation with my dad and his friends. They said that it would be impossible to do a road trip in an electric car. They had worries about the range and the charging infrastructure.

So we set out to prove them wrong and planned an incredible adventure on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. We were determined to show that we could complete our electric expedition without compromise. So we decided to stop and stay at Ireland’s top luxury hotels along Ireland’s beautiful, rugged west coast.

With a range of 525km, the Tesla Model X was the perfect car to tackle the challenging landscape of Ireland’s west coast. And with autopilot enabled, the vehicle drove itself for much of the journey, even down the winding country roads.

Read more

We drove from Donegal to Dingle, a journey of 1,500km. Along the way, we felt the power of the Atlantic ocean, took in the spectacular landscape and most importantly, had an enormous amount of craic!

We started our journey on the shores of Lough Eske, Donegal staying at Harvey’s Point. Seeing sunset at Sliabh Liag was a breathtaking way to start the trip. Then we drove through Sligo, sampling some delicious seafood in Shells Café on Strandhill. Downpatrick Head’s famous sea stack was next. We also witnessed the “Eire 64” sign, which was used to signal to American planes during WWII that they were in Ireland.

Europe’s most westerly electric vehicle charging point in Gielty’s was next on Achill Island. We camped in the car under the stars at Keem Beach and took in the spectacular sunrise. After driving through Doo Lough, we arrived in Ireland’s only Forbes 5 star hotel, Ashford Castle. On the shores of Lough Corrib, we charged the car and enjoyed the outstanding hospitality in Ashford.

Next, we drove through Connemara and took in the rugged beauty of the Twelve Bens Mountain range. We stayed the night in Ballynahinch Castle and took in some of their famous fly fishing. After getting a full charge, we ventured to Dog’s Bay, a stunning tombolo.

We then made our way to the Builín Blasta Cafe & Bakery for lunch. Galway City was next, but not before we braved the cold and went for a dip in the Atlantic from the Blackrock diving towers in Salthill. It was the famous family-run pizzeria Dough Bros for dinner. With fantastic food and great company, we really got a taste of the culture Galway is renowned for.

The Burren in County Clare was next as we headed for the magnificent Cliffs of Moher. After taking in the view atop the cliffs, we made our way to another of Ireland’s Legendary Castles, Dromoland Castle. Once the homestead of Ireland’s High King Brian Boru, Dromoland really is fit for royalty.

Conrad Oppermann and the road trip crew!

The Kingdom was next as Kerry roved into view. The mystical aura of the Gap of Dunloe in the fog enveloped us as we headed to our next charging destination, The Europe Hotel and Resort. Having plugged in the car, we took time to relax in the tranquil, magnificent surroundings of the Europe Hotel. As we came to the final night of our adventure, we couldn’t help reminisce about the extraordinary journey we were on.

After getting a night of restful sleep, we ventured on. We drove through the staggering Conor’s pass. With drops of over 100 meters, we really had to be on the ball, but Tesla’s autopilot system meant that we completed it without breaking a sweat.

And before we knew it, the sun was setting on our final day as we arrived at our destination, Dingle. The beautiful fishing village in West Kerry famous for its fresh fish and lively atmosphere. There really was no better place to finish our ambitious adventure!

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Epic road trip puts Tesla to the test along the Wild Atlantic Way

It all started as a conversation with my dad and his friends. They said that it would be impossible to do a road trip in an electric car. They had worries about the range and the charging infrastructure.

So we set out to prove them wrong and planned an incredible adventure on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. We were determined to show that we could complete our electric expedition without compromise. So we decided to stop and stay at Ireland’s top luxury hotels along Ireland’s beautiful, rugged west coast.

With a range of 525km, the Tesla Model X was the perfect car to tackle the challenging landscape of Ireland’s west coast. And with autopilot enabled, the vehicle drove itself for much of the journey, even down the winding country roads.

Read more

We drove from Donegal to Dingle, a journey of 1,500km. Along the way, we felt the power of the Atlantic ocean, took in the spectacular landscape and most importantly, had an enormous amount of craic!

We started our journey on the shores of Lough Eske, Donegal staying at Harvey’s Point. Seeing sunset at Sliabh Liag was a breathtaking way to start the trip. Then we drove through Sligo, sampling some delicious seafood in Shells Café on Strandhill. Downpatrick Head’s famous sea stack was next. We also witnessed the “Eire 64” sign, which was used to signal to American planes during WWII that they were in Ireland.

Europe’s most westerly electric vehicle charging point in Gielty’s was next on Achill Island. We camped in the car under the stars at Keem Beach and took in the spectacular sunrise. After driving through Doo Lough, we arrived in Ireland’s only Forbes 5 star hotel, Ashford Castle. On the shores of Lough Corrib, we charged the car and enjoyed the outstanding hospitality in Ashford.

Next, we drove through Connemara and took in the rugged beauty of the Twelve Bens Mountain range. We stayed the night in Ballynahinch Castle and took in some of their famous fly fishing. After getting a full charge, we ventured to Dog’s Bay, a stunning tombolo.

We then made our way to the Builín Blasta Cafe & Bakery for lunch. Galway City was next, but not before we braved the cold and went for a dip in the Atlantic from the Blackrock diving towers in Salthill. It was the famous family-run pizzeria Dough Bros for dinner. With fantastic food and great company, we really got a taste of the culture Galway is renowned for.

The Burren in County Clare was next as we headed for the magnificent Cliffs of Moher. After taking in the view atop the cliffs, we made our way to another of Ireland’s Legendary Castles, Dromoland Castle. Once the homestead of Ireland’s High King Brian Boru, Dromoland really is fit for royalty.

Conrad Oppermann and the road trip crew!

The Kingdom was next as Kerry roved into view. The mystical aura of the Gap of Dunloe in the fog enveloped us as we headed to our next charging destination, The Europe Hotel and Resort. Having plugged in the car, we took time to relax in the tranquil, magnificent surroundings of the Europe Hotel. As we came to the final night of our adventure, we couldn’t help reminisce about the extraordinary journey we were on.

After getting a night of restful sleep, we ventured on. We drove through the staggering Conor’s pass. With drops of over 100 meters, we really had to be on the ball, but Tesla’s autopilot system meant that we completed it without breaking a sweat.

And before we knew it, the sun was setting on our final day as we arrived at our destination, Dingle. The beautiful fishing village in West Kerry famous for its fresh fish and lively atmosphere. There really was no better place to finish our ambitious adventure!

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Epic road trip puts Tesla to the test along the Wild Atlantic Way

It all started as a conversation with my dad and his friends. They said that it would be impossible to do a road trip in an electric car. They had worries about the range and the charging infrastructure.

So we set out to prove them wrong and planned an incredible adventure on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. We were determined to show that we could complete our electric expedition without compromise. So we decided to stop and stay at Ireland’s top luxury hotels along Ireland’s beautiful, rugged west coast.

With a range of 525km, the Tesla Model X was the perfect car to tackle the challenging landscape of Ireland’s west coast. And with autopilot enabled, the vehicle drove itself for much of the journey, even down the winding country roads.

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We drove from Donegal to Dingle, a journey of 1,500km. Along the way, we felt the power of the Atlantic ocean, took in the spectacular landscape and most importantly, had an enormous amount of craic!

We started our journey on the shores of Lough Eske, Donegal staying at Harvey’s Point. Seeing sunset at Sliabh Liag was a breathtaking way to start the trip. Then we drove through Sligo, sampling some delicious seafood in Shells Café on Strandhill. Downpatrick Head’s famous sea stack was next. We also witnessed the “Eire 64” sign, which was used to signal to American planes during WWII that they were in Ireland.

Europe’s most westerly electric vehicle charging point in Gielty’s was next on Achill Island. We camped in the car under the stars at Keem Beach and took in the spectacular sunrise. After driving through Doo Lough, we arrived in Ireland’s only Forbes 5 star hotel, Ashford Castle. On the shores of Lough Corrib, we charged the car and enjoyed the outstanding hospitality in Ashford.

Next, we drove through Connemara and took in the rugged beauty of the Twelve Bens Mountain range. We stayed the night in Ballynahinch Castle and took in some of their famous fly fishing. After getting a full charge, we ventured to Dog’s Bay, a stunning tombolo.

We then made our way to the Builín Blasta Cafe & Bakery for lunch. Galway City was next, but not before we braved the cold and went for a dip in the Atlantic from the Blackrock diving towers in Salthill. It was the famous family-run pizzeria Dough Bros for dinner. With fantastic food and great company, we really got a taste of the culture Galway is renowned for.

The Burren in County Clare was next as we headed for the magnificent Cliffs of Moher. After taking in the view atop the cliffs, we made our way to another of Ireland’s Legendary Castles, Dromoland Castle. Once the homestead of Ireland’s High King Brian Boru, Dromoland really is fit for royalty.

Conrad Oppermann and the road trip crew!

The Kingdom was next as Kerry roved into view. The mystical aura of the Gap of Dunloe in the fog enveloped us as we headed to our next charging destination, The Europe Hotel and Resort. Having plugged in the car, we took time to relax in the tranquil, magnificent surroundings of the Europe Hotel. As we came to the final night of our adventure, we couldn’t help reminisce about the extraordinary journey we were on.

After getting a night of restful sleep, we ventured on. We drove through the staggering Conor’s pass. With drops of over 100 meters, we really had to be on the ball, but Tesla’s autopilot system meant that we completed it without breaking a sweat.

And before we knew it, the sun was setting on our final day as we arrived at our destination, Dingle. The beautiful fishing village in West Kerry famous for its fresh fish and lively atmosphere. There really was no better place to finish our ambitious adventure!

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Epic road trip puts Tesla to the test along the Wild Atlantic Way

It all started as a conversation with my dad and his friends. They said that it would be impossible to do a road trip in an electric car. They had worries about the range and the charging infrastructure.

So we set out to prove them wrong and planned an incredible adventure on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. We were determined to show that we could complete our electric expedition without compromise. So we decided to stop and stay at Ireland’s top luxury hotels along Ireland’s beautiful, rugged west coast.

With a range of 525km, the Tesla Model X was the perfect car to tackle the challenging landscape of Ireland’s west coast. And with autopilot enabled, the vehicle drove itself for much of the journey, even down the winding country roads.

Read more

We drove from Donegal to Dingle, a journey of 1,500km. Along the way, we felt the power of the Atlantic ocean, took in the spectacular landscape and most importantly, had an enormous amount of craic!

We started our journey on the shores of Lough Eske, Donegal staying at Harvey’s Point. Seeing sunset at Sliabh Liag was a breathtaking way to start the trip. Then we drove through Sligo, sampling some delicious seafood in Shells Café on Strandhill. Downpatrick Head’s famous sea stack was next. We also witnessed the “Eire 64” sign, which was used to signal to American planes during WWII that they were in Ireland.

Europe’s most westerly electric vehicle charging point in Gielty’s was next on Achill Island. We camped in the car under the stars at Keem Beach and took in the spectacular sunrise. After driving through Doo Lough, we arrived in Ireland’s only Forbes 5 star hotel, Ashford Castle. On the shores of Lough Corrib, we charged the car and enjoyed the outstanding hospitality in Ashford.

Next, we drove through Connemara and took in the rugged beauty of the Twelve Bens Mountain range. We stayed the night in Ballynahinch Castle and took in some of their famous fly fishing. After getting a full charge, we ventured to Dog’s Bay, a stunning tombolo.

We then made our way to the Builín Blasta Cafe & Bakery for lunch. Galway City was next, but not before we braved the cold and went for a dip in the Atlantic from the Blackrock diving towers in Salthill. It was the famous family-run pizzeria Dough Bros for dinner. With fantastic food and great company, we really got a taste of the culture Galway is renowned for.

The Burren in County Clare was next as we headed for the magnificent Cliffs of Moher. After taking in the view atop the cliffs, we made our way to another of Ireland’s Legendary Castles, Dromoland Castle. Once the homestead of Ireland’s High King Brian Boru, Dromoland really is fit for royalty.

Conrad Oppermann and the road trip crew!

The Kingdom was next as Kerry roved into view. The mystical aura of the Gap of Dunloe in the fog enveloped us as we headed to our next charging destination, The Europe Hotel and Resort. Having plugged in the car, we took time to relax in the tranquil, magnificent surroundings of the Europe Hotel. As we came to the final night of our adventure, we couldn’t help reminisce about the extraordinary journey we were on.

After getting a night of restful sleep, we ventured on. We drove through the staggering Conor’s pass. With drops of over 100 meters, we really had to be on the ball, but Tesla’s autopilot system meant that we completed it without breaking a sweat.

And before we knew it, the sun was setting on our final day as we arrived at our destination, Dingle. The beautiful fishing village in West Kerry famous for its fresh fish and lively atmosphere. There really was no better place to finish our ambitious adventure!

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