I'm almost complete planning my final itinerary and have a couple of questions for all of you with Ireland experience. :)
I'll be traveling with my wife and sister (we're all in our late 20's) in early May, and our primary interests are nature, history, and culture. As a general rule we prefer charming towns with a b&b over cities and luxurious hotels. I've provided my (potential) itinerary below, but I really can't decide on a couple of nights in Co Clare. While there we would be coming from Dingle, traveling up to see the Burren, COM, hopefully some old abbeys (i.e. Quin) and perhaps an evening at Bunratty. We'll be returning to Dublin after Co Clare and I wanted to skip Galway as we aren't big on the cities. I even plan on staying in Howth or Malahide when visiting the Dublin area.
So after all that, were would you recommend staying for Co Clare? I was thinking using either Quin as a 2-day base or Bunratty one night and Doonin another. This is killing me!!
1. Fly in Dublin, 1 night Kilkenny
2. 1 night Kenmare (stop at Cashel)
3. Take morning tour of Kenmare, drive and stay 2 nights Killarney
4. 1 night Dingle
5. Drive from Dingle, stay 2 nights Ennis/Quin/Doolin (THIS IS WHAT I CAN'T DECIDE)
6. 3 nights Dublin area
7. Fly out Dublin
I would really appreciate any assistance!!