I'm planning my trip to Ireland the first two weeks of August. I have contacted a local tour group (Exploring Ireland) to make an itinerary, rental car, and B&B. It seems that we are to stay at a new B&B every night or close to it. I don't want to see a lot of museums and other tourist places, I would like to know the best places that I can stay a couple of days and enjoy the quaint towns. My daughter wants to even see a sheep or two. My questions are:
1. Should I go with this tour company?
2. Should I try and find my own B&B when I get there? Is this difficult?
3. Which places will I find rugged coastline, quant towns (non-touristy), welcoming pubs, a castle, and forests? Is this too much to ask for in a location? To find these, in which direction should I travel?
4. Where is Barret's castle located? Need to visit, part of my family history.
This is mine and my daughters trip of a lifetime together. I want it to be full of wonderful memories, not touristy stuff.
Mahalo (thank you)