Please help us with our itinerary. We are two families traveling with children, three girls all age 10 - total of 7. We have a week in Ireland and have to fly in and out of Dublin. We've never been and want to see some of the beautiful countryside. Proposed itinerary:
Sunday - arrive in Dublin, get acclimated, catch up on sleep.
Monday - see some of Dublin's sights. U2 concert.
Tuesday - leave Dublin early and rent car at airport (2 cabs back to airport?) Go to Powerscourt for lunch and scenery. After Powerscourt, head to Kilkenney Castle. Spend night in Kilkenney
Wednesday - wake early and be first at Rock of Cashel. AFter lunch, head to Dingle. Check in, have dinner and walk around.
Thursday - Dingle loop and countryside. Sleep in Dingle.
Friday - morning in Dingle and head to Galway. Stop at Cliffs of Moher on way. Wander Galway in the evening and sleep in town.
Saturday - head to Aran Islands and another night in Galway.
Sunday - Spend day in Galway and then head back to Dublin area. Spend night in or around Dublin (airport or town? - plane leaves at 11:00 a.m. and have to return car).
Please let me know if you think this a reasonable itinerary. A lot of driving involved and more lodging stops than I like, but otherwise seems we either miss a lot or spend too much time in the car.
Did we give ourselves enough time to see the sights of Kilkenney, Dingle and Galway - or should we give up one of the stops? Any advice is appreciated.
Thanks so much, Sheila