My husband and I are taking our first trip to Ireland May 10 - May 23. We will spend the 10th -17th based in Galway visiting Connemara, the Aran islands, cliff's of Mohr, and the Burren.
The problem comes with planning the second week.
Departing Galway on the 17th we would like to see the following: Dingle Pen. ( you all seem to love it), Skellig Michael, and the Rock of Cashel. Originally thought we "had to see" the ROK, but the posts here have me concerned, and Dingle sounds wonderful. the problem is, we both REALLY want to go North and see Giant's Causeway and the rope bridge, maybe even spend a day in Belfast if we can swing it.
We are in our early 30's, renting a car, and shopping isn't really on our agenda. We love history, (a recommendation for a museum would be lovely) but my husband tells me we can't see every castle/abbey in Ireland, much to my chagrin. We haven't purchased airfare yet, so we can pick where to fly in/out of, but we must be in Galway from 10th -17th.
We are very open to suggestions for how to spend that second week and I am hopeful someone can help me figure out how to fit in the trip North.
Thank you in advance, this forum is amazing.