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5 Days in Ireland What Do you Think?

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5 Days in Ireland What Do you Think?

Hello All,

I am travelling to Ireland in July and have just 5 short days to spend in this amazing country (flying home from Dublin).

Here is what I have dreamt up, please let me know what you think and what suggestions you have in each city. I am very thankful for any recommendations. I will have a rental car until I get to Dublin.

Fly into Shannon or Galway ??? (Spend the night)

Day 1 - Wake up and drive to Cliffs of Moher. See the cliffs and then drive south and stay for a night in Kenmare or Killarney ????

Day 2 - Wake up and drive the ring of Kerry for the day. Stay somewhere or drive to Cork and stay there for the night

Day 3 - See Blarney Castle and other stuff in and around Cork. Spend the night again or take a late train to Dublin?

Day 4 & 5 - Dublin, looking for suggestions all I have on the list is the Jameson and Guiness tours.

Thank in advance for any and all advice

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1. Re: 5 Days in Ireland What Do you Think?

Galway no longer has an Airport. As you aim to be south of the Shannon Day 2 then fly into Shannon and use Ennis as your base. Day 2 drive round the Dingle peninsula to Killarney. for 2 nights? Then round Beara ending in Blarney for the next night before heading to Dublin calling at Cahir and Cashel on the way.

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2. Re: 5 Days in Ireland What Do you Think?

If you fly into Shannon why not stay on the west coast anywhere between Ballyvaughan and Liscannor.You could drive through the Burren, stay overnight and then visit the Cliffs early in the morning before the tour busses invade

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3. Re: 5 Days in Ireland What Do you Think?

Thank you for the recommendation. If I did that how long would you say the drive from Shannon to Ballyvaughan is? and then what time should I arrive at the cliffs to avoid the tour bus invasion?


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4. Re: 5 Days in Ireland What Do you Think?

Us Dubs would love to have you visit but in reality, you stay is too short so concentrate your visit in and around Shannonside. If you do find you have time, take the HoHo bus - here's the link www.dublinsightseeing.ie/pdf/tours_08.pdf This will give you some more ideas on what you might like to hop off and visit.

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5. Re: 5 Days in Ireland What Do you Think?

Most flights from TO land in Ireland in the morning so staying in Shannon would be a waste of time since it is really just an airport area. Although you don't want to drive too far the first day (jet lag)- aim for one of the places you want to visit.

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