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self drive vaca

a group of 7 touring Ireland on a self drive vacation; ranging in age from 16 - 54. We are looking for things to do- not just the landscape(my favorite).... suggestions? We are staying overnight in Belfast & Donegal & Galway & Killarney, before stopping in Dublin for St Patty's Day :)

I found the Carrick-a-Reede bridge.. the Temple Bar...Please advise - on what you consider a "must" and Thank you in advance!!!

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If you are only making one night stops at your list of destinations, you will have very little to worry about in terms of things to do - which the short daylight time and the distances involved, you will be in the car most of the time.

Due to the route you will be taking, you will not be able to use the faster primary roads, except for your final Killarney-Dublin leg. The distances you may be regarding as moderate on a map will prove more time consuming than you may perhaps think.

That said, to get the ball rolling, in the general Belfast region the Bushmills distillery is a popular tourist venue and the Titanic exhibition in Belfast itself would be worth a visit.

By the way, in Ireland we refer to March 17th as either St Partick's Day or Paddy's Day. Patties are meaty things they put in burger buns in McDonalds.

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or even st patricks day

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any advice would depend on how many days you will have on the ground....you are proposing a circle around ireland and that is quite a bit of driving, and as rostourist pointed out, with the short days and your choices you will spend a great deal of time in the car just getting from points a to b if you hope to be out of the vehicle by dark each day, which is highly recommended...

driving in ireland is so very much slower than in the wide open spaces of our texas....

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Giants Causeway is definately worth a stop! How many nights in each location? Loved Titanic museum in Belfast too.

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