My husband and I will be making our first visit to Ireland early December to see David Gray in concert. We're flying into Dublin, heading to Wexford (1 night) then Ennis (2 nights) (seeing the Cliffs of Moher from there) and then??? We're just not sure what to do next. We fly out of Dublin 8 days later, will probably spend 1 night there, possibly 2, still leaving 2-3 nights to spend in ?
We both like to bike and bike year round so if road biking opportunity was possible that would be great, but not a requirement. We've considered Galway, Westport, Kilkenny, Waterford but can't decide. We don't want to spend most of our time in Ireland in the car so feel like we don't have time to visit Dingle. We've wondered too if there's a town in the interior of the country that might be good.
From what we read it seems we would have the best chance for drier weather in the southeast rather than west coast. Weather is a factor because we like to hike, bike more so than shop. Although if the weather is really bad we'll spend our time in shops, pubs, etc.
If County Monaghan was closer we would go there as that is where my ancestors hail from.
Sorry for rambling, but not sure where to spend the rest of our trip, so if you have some suggestions, I'd love to hear them.