Firstly, thank you to previous respondees for your help - you are a wonderful resource!
I'm thinking in this direction. Beautiful countryside still our first priority - after a couple of days in Dublin, with a dislike of crowds...
2 nights in Dublin
2 nights in the Waterford area - maybe at the glasha farmhouse.
2 nights in the Killarney area.
1 night - maybe Doolin?
We fly out of Shannon early the next morning - should we stay nearer?
Does that sound reasonable?
Other accomodation suggestions gratefully received.
Thank you everyone.