I have been combing this forun...really great information. Thank you all in advance.
I am flying into Dublin 5/2 at 8:30 AM, back out of Shannon at 9:30 AM on 5/10. From your advice...
5/2 -- Wander Dublin, head to Kilkenny in the evening
5/3 -- From Kilkenny: enjoy the sights there, maybe Waterford or Wexford, and definitely the Rock of Cashel...head to limerick in the evening
5/4 -- Limerick: there is a Riverfest Festival that day...enjoy that...other sights??? (maybe Cliffs of Moher from there? Head to Dingle
5/5 -- From Dingle...see sights, there is a Feile na Beattaine festival...head to Galway in the evening.
5/6-8 -- stay somewhere in Galway
--An Tostal Festival -- boat racing 5/6
--Maybe to an arranged tour "Conemara and Cong"
--1/2 day horseback out of Aille (Loughrea)
--Head to Shannon
5/9 enjoy Shannon -- Ideas??? Get ready for early AM flight
Am I better renting a car, or rail?
Does this itinerary make sense? Suggestions?
Should I book lodging in advance? Kind of like the freedom of not.
I want to see Ireland, some history, but mostly the people...my family (3 generations) are from there. I am less concerned about budget, but really do not have champaign tastes.
Thank you for any/all advice!!!