Hello - I will be spending 8 days in Ireland end of Aug / beginning of Sept. This is what I have planned so far...
#2 - daytrip to Giants Causeway - Belfast pubs at night
#3 - train to Cork City - hang out - look around
#4 - bus to Blarney to kiss the stone / train to Cobh for Titanic and emmigration history
#5 - bus from Cork to Dublin stopping at Rock of Cashel
#6 - Dublin - become one with the city south of the Liffey
#7 - Dublin - daytrip to Cliffs of Moher - pubs at night
#8 - Dublin - shop Henry St - wander north of Liffey - pubs
#9 - go home
Any advice? Is the Blarney/Cobh day ridiculous? Is it worth heading all the way to Cork for such a short time? Are the daytrips worth doing? Should I lean to one tour group over another? Am I missing something I shouldn't?
As for background. I've travelled quite a bit but this is my first time going it alone. I'm happy to stay in hostels and have mostly narrowed down my choices. I'm not overly interested in museums and galleries - I would rather spend time getting a feel for the place and the people.
I really appreciate any and all advice - thanks!!!