A friend and I and are planning a trip to Ireland in the summer of 2014 and would like to drive around the coast of Ireland to get in as many sites as possible. Not really big on guided tours but am open to them if they are the only way to see the sites. I've seen a few websites offering self-drive tours with accommodations but I'm not sure which is best, planning the trip ourselves or using one of these companies. Any suggestions on the best sites as well as help with the driving tour is much appreciated. Our goal is to see as much of Ireland as possible and interact with locals along the way. We will more than likely fly into Dublin and out of Dublin as well.