I have some family members coming over to mid June this year and we are doing a mega Europe trip for 6 weeks. Unfortunately this means we are on a strict timeline which leaves us only 4 days in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Unfortunately the two 'must see's' as identified by the group are Giants Causeway up near Belfast and the Blarney Stone down near Cork at the opposite ends of the island!
I'm trying to convince the crew not to go all the way down to Cork. But should I fail, I was hoping the forum could help me choose some stops to make along the way. I know my family would love to go to some towns with pubs with great character, they have this idea that they'll walk in and be best mates with the locals in minutes ;) So if these sorts of places really do exist in our modern world, i'd love to take my family there!
About us: we like good food, seeing cool natural sites or man made ones.
I really only have a half day on the 4th day as i'm restricted with flights because we need to meet an international long haul flight in London. The flight out of Cork is at 14:00. The flight out of Shannon is 17:20.
Any help with an itinerary would be much appreciated! Thank you!