My boyfriend and I are planning a 12 day trip to Ireland the very end of July to the beginning of August. We are flying in and out of Dublin and are renting a car. We will probably spend the first and last night of our trip in Dublin to make things easier. I also know that we would like to stay in B&B's instead of hotels. I want to see as many things as I can without feeling too rushed. So possibly staying in 4 different places for a few days and doing some day trips to other places? We are completely unsure of what to do the rest of the time that we are there. We are more into outdoor adventures, hiking, history, museums, castles, temples, monuments and that sort of thing. I know that we are going during a high tourist season and we would like to stay away from the super crowded touristy type places. Does anyone have any advice on places to stay, beautiful scenery, ocean adventures, museums, outlaying islands, music, hikes... ect that they could share? I am planning the entire trip by myself and would rather not spend the money/time on an already planned tour where they tell you what to see, eat and where to stay.