My husband and I (we're in our late twenties) will have a week in Ireland and we're finding it impossible to narrow locations down! We will fly into Dublin and will have a week before we have to be back in Dublin for a four-day tour of the city. So outside of there, we're not sure how to choose a few key locations. We will also need to find somewhere to stay for Christmas! Hopefully we can couch surf or stay at a BnB.
Anyway, our two main things that we're looking for are (1) the most beautiful scenery, without spending all day every day in the car, and (2) quaint little Irish towns with DELICIOUS FOOD and fun people and a lot of "craic"? ;)
Here are the locations that have stood out to us: Glendalough, Cork, Kinsale, Killarney, Kilkenny, Dingle, Kenmore, Limerick, Galway... the list goes on. We want to choose about three places where we can stay two nights in each place and enjoy the surrounding attractions, then move on.
We're not too much into castle ruins -- more into the natural scenery and pub towns, if that helps to narrow it down at all. Thanks in advance!