I am traveling to Ireland and want to mix foot, rail and car but in the appropriate places so I get the most out of it. Though I am excited to drive there (more like roller-coaster excited) but I'd also like to sit back and relax on a train at some point too.
Length: I am open but approx 9 days (also going to Scot and Eng for a few days)
Places I want to go: Dublin, Caven (family is from there), Ring of Kerry. The rest is totally up to suggestion.
Origin: I can fly into Belfast or Dublin... or even ferry it over from Eng/Scot. I don't plan to circle back, more like start in one place and end up in another, fly/train or ferry it back from there.
Ideas so far:
Foot: I'd like to spend 3-4 days in Dublin
Rail: Should I cross the midlands by rail? Is there a particular place where it would be better to relax on a train rather than drive?
Car: Maybe Ring of Kerry and Cork?