So, my friends and I are going to attempt to do the impossible. See a large chunck of Ireland in 4 days (starting Friday).
Day 1: land in Dublin in the morning and drive to the west coast. Our ambitious plan is to go to the Cliffs of Moher before checking into our hotel in Galway in the late afternoon/early evening, but we know that the Cliffs may get pushed back a day.
Day 2: Leave Galway, drive to Killarney and drive around the Ring of Kerry and stay in Killarney
Day 3: Drive to Kilkenny, perhaps detouring to see the Blarney Stone
Day 4: Drive to Dublin to get there and have dropped off our car by early afternoon and do some sights there.
Day 5: Fly out.
The question is what are some cool/fun/beautiful places to stop along during our day drives to break them up and make us feel like we didn't spend ALL day in the car?