We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Another request for itinerary advice

Bay Village, Ohio
Level Contributor
14 posts
5 reviews
Save Topic
Another request for itinerary advice

We are four adults traveling to Ireland for the first time. I would be very grateful for some feedback on the following itinerary. We are going to rent a car and depart from Dublin immediately. Our plan is to spend our last day/night in Dublin, after driving from Galway. Since we are staying in Clifden for two nights, what is the possibility of taking a side trip to Westport (or Achill)? Thanks in advance!

August 28: Arrive Dublin, depart for Kilkenny, stay at Butler Court.

August 29 & 30: Kenmare, stay at Abbey Court B&B

August 31: Doolin, stay at Sea View House B&B

September 1 & 2: Clifden, stay at Hillside Lodge B&B

September 3: Galway, Ardawn House B&B

September 4: Dublin, Crown Plaza (Airport)

September 5: Depart

Western Ireland...
Destination Expert
for Southport, Connemara, County Clare, Portumna
Level Contributor
18,926 posts
56 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: Another request for itinerary advice

Westport is a possible and for us a regular daytrip from Clifden, Achill is possible but a long day and the weather needs to be good to justify the extra time.

The itinerary is fine through my eyes,

Cork, Ireland
Destination Expert
for Ireland
Level Contributor
13,411 posts
369 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: Another request for itinerary advice

My comments below are prefixed by ####

August 28: Arrive Dublin, depart for Kilkenny, stay at Butler Court.

#### Yes, 2 hours drive to Kilkenny. Will that suit you after your flight?

August 29 & 30: Kenmare, stay at Abbey Court B&B

#### Kenmare town on the Ring of Kerry is one of my favourite irish towns. Hope you enjoy it too

August 31: Doolin, stay at Sea View House B&B

#### Doable. Lots to see around the area of Doolin.

September 1 & 2: Clifden, stay at Hillside Lodge B&B

#### Beautiful Connemara - don't forget the camera ! Lucky you.

September 3: Galway, Ardawn House B&B

#### Galway - my favourite Irish city - after Cork of course.

September 4: Dublin, Crown Plaza (Airport)

#### yes fine.

All good - your short itinerary is very nice. ENJOY

Bay Village, Ohio
5 posts
Save Reply
3. Re: Another request for itinerary advice

Thanks, Bryno! I think we'll have the energy for the two hour drive to Kilkenny -- we will be very excited to finally be in Ireland.

I have put a LOT of time researching our trip and even more time second-guessing myself. Your kind response eases my mind.

Bay Village, Ohio
5 posts
Save Reply
4. Re: Another request for itinerary advice

Thanks, Tony! I'm crossing my fingers for a stop in Mayo!

5. Re: Another request for itinerary advice

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 16 June 2013, 10:22