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finalizing itinerary - comments?

indiana
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finalizing itinerary - comments?

4 adults-leave us 10 Sept 2011-arrive Dublin 11 Sept- overnight, pick rental car 12 Sept

12 sept-leave dublin for waterford

13 sept - drive to cork, blarney castle-

14-15: Kenmare; ring of kerry

16-17 Dingle

18-19 Doolin

20-21 Galway/Salthill area; visit connermara, kylemore abby

22-23 Bunratty - do traditional irish night or medievel castle banquet, visit adare

24 back to us;

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1. Re: finalizing itinerary - comments?

I'm assuming you are leaving from Shannon? Otherwise you are retracing your steps to some extent in that you are heading north from Dingle to Doolin to Galway and then southwards again to Bunratty and Adare.

Even if you are leaving from Shannon, it might reduce your mileage slightly if you took in Adare and Bunratty on day 18 before heading on to Doolin and Galway. This would allow you to head back directly from Galway to Shannon at the end of the trip. Galway to Shannon is about 60 miles or 1.5 to 2 hours drive, which is not a huge mileage for the last leg of your trip before you head home.

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2. Re: finalizing itinerary - comments?

Its a lot less than 2 hours Galway to Shannon, the M18 starts at Gort now and may get to Galway by September. I would though take a day from Bunratty and use it for the Clifden Arts week celebrations.

http://www.clifdenartsweek.ie/ (dates and details to follow)

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3. Re: finalizing itinerary - comments?

would it be better to spend 2 days in Clifden rather than Galway.

I choose Galway just in order to decrease amount of time/mileage going from Doolin and then again on trip back to shannon/bunratty area.

We are leaving from shannon.

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