Planning my trip of a lifetime with my husband for our 20th anniversary. Tentatively want to go in late Aug or early Sept.
How long in advance should I book? Should I be doing it now, or wait a couple more months?
Here's a rundown of our plan:
Day 1: Fly into Dublin and stay 1 night or possibly 2? For sure want to see Guinness, The Brazen Head Pub and Johnny Fox Pub. We have some friends who live in Lucan who will probably show us around some, as their work schedules permit. We want to drive ourselves, so I am assuming it would be best to go ahead and rent our car once we arrive, even though we'll not be leaving Dublin right away?
Day 2: From Dublin, we'd rent a car and drive to Kilkenny because to see Kilkenny City and Kilkenny Castle. I read that Pinecrest B&B is good.
Day 3: From Kilkenny, we'd drive on to Co. Tipperary to see the Rock of Cashel and Cahir Castle. Afterwards drive to Co. Limerick and stay at Adare Manor 1 night. I want to see Adare Village.
Day 4: After that, we'd go on to Galway to see the Cliffs. I read good reviews of Dubhlinn B&B there.
Day 5: After a night in Galway, we would head back towards Dublin by way of Co. Offaly to see Clonmacnoise, Kinnitty Castle and Birr Castle. Then drive on to Dublin to stay 1-2 more nights.
I would like any feedback you all can offer. Is this itinerary too ambitious? I am also concerned about getting lost going from one place to the next. Are there any attractions in the Counties I listed that I may be overlooking? Thank you for any info you can provide.