My hubby and I have just decided to go to Ireland next month - probably around the middle of October. We are new empty nesters and thought this would be a great place visit. A quick bit of info - we are early risers, love to walk/hike, enjoy scenery and historical places of interest. This trip will be a 'taste' for us - probably around 8-9 days. I know from reading tour books and stalking the forum that this really isn't enough time. My thought is a little time in Ireland is better than no time at all:)
We are going to rent a car & I will probably book our hotels on hotwire. One exception is we would like to stay in a castle. Our journey will start and end in Dublin. This is what I have so far-
Two nights in Dublin - Drive to Avoca (shopping?) and Kilkenny (castle). Spend a night in Cork. (Blarney stone, general sightseeing) Drive to Desmond Castle (museum of wine?) Spend the night in Killarney (state park, Ring of Kerry, etc.) Drive to Dingle, spend a night or two in Doolin? Visit the cliffs and Aran Islands (depending on the weather)
We have a extra few nights to plan Should we stay an additional night in any of these places?
I welcome any suggestions, critiques, etc.
Thank you in advance!!