This is our 2nd trip to Ireland and we tried to cover too much ground last time, so this trip we are focused only on the southwest area. We will be in the Cork area for one week and then are spending 2 nights either in Killarney or Dingle. I currently have a room booked at the Dingle Skellig Hotel, but am thinking about switching that. We plan to leave Cork on a Friday morning, and then we have the next 2 days to drive the Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula. We are travelling with a small child so need to take frequent breaks. Logistically, it makes sense to get a Killarney hotel: leave Cork Friday morning and drive around the ROK, ending the day at our Killarney hotel. Saturday we would drive around the Dingle Peninsula and sleep again in Killarney, before heading back to Cork for one night to fly out on Monday morning. The reason I wanted to stay in Dingle was for the ocean scenery, and also to have time to goto the Aquarium there. But is it a really dumb idea to come from Cork, drive the ROK, and then have to drive the Dingle Peninsula in order to get to our hotel? I can't figure out the details and am losing sleep over this. And would it make sense to do the DP the first day the the ROK the second day? After we check out of our hotel on Sunday, we have all day to meander back to Cork. If anyone can advise me on the order of our drives, and where to stay, I would be so appreciative! We have all day Friday, then Saturday and Sunday to get from Cork over to ROK and DP. But I need to stay overnight in the place that makes the most sense for us. IOur Dingle hotel has good places for kids to play, which is a factor. The Killarney hotel I am looking at it is the Plaza Hotel. (Our only reason to go to Killarney is for the Nat'l Park.) *thank you!