Hi there,I know this question is really broad, and I have already collected some ideas from past threads, but I'm going to post anyway as my needs are a little different. There are 3 of us travelling ( all first time to Ireland) and staying for 16 days. First 2 nights inDublin, then hire a car and head to Cork. One in our party is a blind musican, and so for him the focus of his trip is going to be the music scene. I'd like to pick 2 bases between clonaklity and Galway ( huge spread, yes i know!) where we could stay (self catering cottage type accommodation) and in the evenings be able to walk to local pubs and enjoy( and participate) in the music scene. As we'd have a car, it would be perfect for day trips to see the sights. It would be great to " set up camp" , and not be putting our companion in a new and unfamiliar hotel room each ( or every 2nd) night.
Two perfect "bases" between cork and Galway , 5 days in each.
Thanks for any suggestions