My husband and I will be traveling to Ireland for the first time Oct. 25th staying 7 nights. We will be flying into Dublin and out of Shannon. We will get in very early on the 25th so will have a full day in Dublin. We would like to see the countryside and had even considered just flying into and out of Shannon, but felt Dublin was a "must see" for our first trip. We would like to stay longer, but are unable to due to work schedules. Since this will be a vacation, we don't want to be too rushed, but would like to see the beautiful Irish countryside. Any suggestions on how many nights to stay in Dublin? We were then thinking heading to Galway and then to see Dingle Peninsula...or what would you recommend? Also, we are coming from US and have read not to try to drive in Dublin. So, I am thinking we could take public trasport from airport, but then where do we pick up car to head out to other places? Thanks for the suggestions in advance.