We are traveling to a wedding in Donegal in later September. Unfortunately we will not have too much extra time for traveling. We are a family of three (including an 11 year old boy who is a good traveller). Our thought is to spend our first night in Enniskillen leaving time to visit the caves the following morning before heading to the wedding. We will then have free time from Sunday afternoon until our flight out on Tuesday (Dublin). Our first thought is to go to the Giants Causeway on Sunday and then meander our way down to Dublin on Monday and stay in Dublin Monday night.
Our questions/stumbling blocks...there doesn't seem to be much info on meandering from Antrim to Dublin. We are definitely not interested in 4 hours of highway driving. Ideally we would drive for a couple of hours and then stop at an arts/historic or nature site for a couple of hours and then finish the trip to Dublin arriving for dinner. Also, it appears that Portstewart is more our speed but I can't find an inn that welcomes children. We are not interested in staying at a chain hotel and would like to be able to wander a bit in a town. We loved Doolin on a previous trip.
If the above isn't reasonable then our second thought is to either go back through Fermanagh or through the upper midlands. And we would welcome suggestions on that option as well.
Thanks for your advice!