I am planning a solo trip to Ireand for August or September 2013 for approx 2 weeks. I am a sinlge 32 year old female. I don't want to do any organized tours and I will be travelling around by train/bus and will be staying in hostels. I am trying to do a budget trip. I want to see plenty of sights, meet interesting locals, go to pubs, see some ceilidhs. But I dont want to be an uber tourist so want to stay away from tourist traps.
I will be flying into dublin. That is all I know so far. I am open to itinerary suggestions (stay a few days in dublin? where to next?, etc..) any advice is most welcome.