We are 2 nurses taking a 3 week respite. We'd like to do no more than 4 hours of actual driving with maybe another 4 hours to stop and see the sights, take a picnic lunch on the beach, stop and smell the roses. Would appreciate any suggestions / tweaking. Have driven left hand on roads in Scotland
24 May Arrive Dublin 11 AM from Canada having just finished a set of 12 hour nights. B&B booked for 4 nights near St. Stephens Green.
24-25 May - visiting Dublin
26 May - booked the Wild Wicklow Tour of Glendalough.
27 May- quieter day - visit Howth
28 May - pickup rental car head to Kilkenny. Expect to be able to leave airport by 11 AM
????? thinking of driving the Military Road hoping to arrive in Kilkenny by 2PM. Do walking tour of Kilkenny (2 hours), drive to Jerpoint Abbey, stop at Inistoge for dinner. Would this work better the other way around - i.e. Inistoge, Jerpoint, dinner in Kilkenny?
Stop for night wherever we end up
29 May Day 6 - off to Kilfenora stopping at Rock of Cashel and Cahir in the morning.
30 May Day 7 - Tour of the Burren
??? is Kilfenora the best starting point for the tour - we picked it as the Visitor centre was here and thought it would provide the best place to begin. Have booked a B&B in Spiddal for the 30th and 31st May.
??? how long a drive would it be to Spiddal from the north end of the Burren?
31 May Day 8 - Weather dependant - Aran Island or Connemara
01 June Day 9 - start of long weekend. Drive Clifden, Sky Drive, Kylemore, and Connemara if we don't get to Connemara on the 31st.
????? We can either stay around Connemara this night or go onto Westport Is it best to stop near Connemara or to move on to Westport?
02 June Day 10 - Westport
03 June Day 11 - Achille Island
???maybe stay overnight on Island or back to Wesport
04 Jun Day 12 Long weekend Monday - to Sligo stopping to visit at the Ceile Fields
???? What are the roads like from Achille to Ceile Fields?
05 Jun Day 13 - Sligo to Donegal town. Cross country to Fermanagh Lakelands stopping at Marble Arch Caves, drive up the northeast side of the lough and on to Donegal.
????Is this too ambitious?
06 Jun Day 14 - Donegal town - Slieve League, take the boat tour depending on weather, drive up the Atlantic Coast towards Glenveagh.
?? Where would be a good place to stop for the night?
07 Jun Day 15 More of Co. Donegal working our way to Rameleton area via Glenveagh National Park
08 Jun Day 16 Ramelton to Derry with a stop to see the walls then on to the coast road to Giant's Causeway area
09 Jun Day 17 - day on Rathmullan Island
10 Jun Day 18 - drive to Newgrange down the Antrim Coast
11 Jun Day 19 - tour of Newgrange and rest of day in Co. Meath turning in car at Airport after dinner. Stay at airport hotel with shuttle
12 Jun Day 20 Airport for 11 AM flight home