I am looking for some good TA feedback on a possible trip to Ireland. My goal is to take a family member on a short trip. We can't do anything very grand or very long but I ran across an air/car/lodging package to Ireland for $899 pp from NY. The actual cost would be $200 - $300 pp more given our dates and departure from Chicago but still very affordable. I have traveled a fair amount out of the US; he has only been to Mexico.
The trip is through AerLingus Vacation Store and consists of 1 night in Dublin (Dunboyne Castle), 2 nights in Roscommon (Kilronan Castle), 2 nights on Newmarket-on-Fergus, County Clare, (Dromoland Castle), and 1 night back in Dublin (Fitzpatrick Castle). This seems to describe a circle through the middle of Ireland of about 5 - 600 miles.
What I would like to know is whether this is an interesting enough area or if we will feel as though we have missed too much of the "good stuff" the country has to offer; whether the good price is a good deal. I realize the hotel/castles may not be castles and that we may be terrifyingly bad left-side drivers but would like to hear from TA folks who know more than I.