Hi! I am in the planning phase for a trip to Ireland, flying in and out of Dublin. We have not yet purchased air, so the dates may be adjusted a day or two. This will be my 3rd trip and my friend's first. My first two trips were fabulous, but both rushed from town to town. I have done my background research (shout out 'Thanks!' to Sarnia G's reports/advice), but wanted to see what adjustments could be made. The tentative plan for this go around will be:
Weds - Travel
Thurs - Arrive Dub early morning, drive to Kilkenny, stay in Kilkenny
Fri - early depart to Cashel, on through to Dingle, stay in Dingle two nights (Greenmount House)
Sat - Dingle
Sun - drive to Ballyvaughan, stay in Ballyvaughan to explore Burren two nights (Ballyvaughan Lodge)
Mon - Ballyvaughn
Tues - drive to Galway, stay in Galway
Weds - current plan to stay in Galway 2nd night - should we head towards Westport/Clifden for a two night stay in Connemara?
Thurs - current plan to drive to Westport/Clifden for one night stay
Fri - drive towards Dublin for last night, stay in Malahide.
Sat - Travel
Planning to rent car from easytourireland or dan dooley, currently easytour has best rates for our timeframe, and planning to stay in B&Bs (not booked yet), most nights except last night, leaning toward Grand Hotel in Malahide.
Any suggestions or opinions welcome! Thanks! ac