Hello all, my parents (in their 80s) would like me to arrange a holiday in Ireland for next September for us (me, husband and them). I would like your thoughts on this itinerary (and how best to arrange the travel)
They have done a lot in the South/SouthWest, and my husband and I have done little beyond Dublin (hey, more literary museums than most countries have, how could we get out?), so I was thinking of a coast-to-coast trip with two nights/full day in Meath (staying at the Newgrange Youth Hostel), an overnight at Clonmacnoise, and then a few nights at Connemara Youth hostel. I look wistfully at an extension to the Aran Islands.
We like walking, driving and cycling (the last in my parent's case) in beautiful landscapes, heritage, and (in my case) eating lobsters... It is my parents who are the keen hostellers, and looking at the website both seem to be lovely.
Anyway ... does that sound like a good idea? And does it matter which way, east-west or west-east? It would seem best to fly from England (where we all live) and then rent a car, but going by ferry is also an option (although my husband and I are want to spend most of our holiday in Ireland, not traveling to/from).