We have been researching Ireland for our upcoming first trip in October. When we started planning we imagined ourselves staying in small quaint villages and enjoying the locals and maybe doing some family tracing but our twenty something kids are coming now on their first trip to Europe so we changed to larger towns with a little night life and mostly hotels but we did throw in at least one Bed and Beakfasts along the way. We are staying two nights each in Dublin( Flying in here), Cork City( ancester's home), Kilarney, and Galway Bay and last night in Bunratty since its near the airport in Shannon and last night shopping is available there. We will rent a car leaving Dublin and hope to include St. Patricks Cathedral, Guinness Tour, Rock of Cashel, Cobh, Gap of Dunlough along with a piece of Ring of Kerry.( Hope folks on these forums can point us to the most beautiful part of the ring), also hope to see Cliffs of Moher, Dingle, and maybe a short trip to Connemeara. Also as many Pubs as we can manage along the way , while eating every chance we get. Please suggest anything we are really going to miss as we are open to substitute. Thanx in advance for your feedback..