My mom and I are taking a trip to Ireland next May, and I am trying to figure out an itinerary for approximately 8 nights. She's never been, so I definitely want to at least hit Dubiln and Galway, but I'm not sure what other places are must-sees. I'm hoping to visit some much smaller/scenic/traditional places as well. We are going to rent a car, and will probably be driving from place to place. I think we'll definitely need to leave Northern Ireland out of this short trip.
So please, tell me, what are your favorite places!!! Any itinerary suggestions??