My husband and I will be coming to Ireland in June 2014. Our interests are things of historical value and beautiful and unique scenery. We will stay 8 days and 8 nights. We will arrive in Dublin at 8:00 A.M. and will be renting a car. Our plan is to go directly to Doolin and stay for two nights. We will likely be tired so will just have an easy day and get familiar with the area on day 1.
Day 2: Do the combo ferry going to Inis Mo'r and Cliffs of Moher cruise along with a tour of the island. In the evening go to one of the pubs for great entertainment and hopefully some food. We are a little concerned about food while in Ireland. We do not eat beef or mutton.
Day 3: Cliff walk with Pat. After this we will head to Killarney.
Days 4,5,6 in Killarney as a base. Ring of Kerry. Dingle Peninsula, Gap of Dunloe - I am not sure if we should do the Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula?? The Gap of Dunloe we would do a tour that picks you up from your hotel, ride a pony and trap to the Gap and boat ride to Ross Castle.
We will want to attend a Celtic Steps show while in Killarney.
The next thing I want to do is kiss the obligatory Blarney Stone, then head up to see the Rock of Cashel. I'm not sure how long all that will take. Should we spend the night in Kilkenny? We will need to spend one night in Dublin prior to flying back home on the day 9 morning. I'm not really sure there is anything of real interest for us in Dublin.
Please give me your thoughts and if you think there is something we should add in. I am not really interested in going to the Waterford factory. Thanks in advance!