I realize that this is a broad topic, but it would like use the posters to this board to help me start my planning. My wife and I have never travelled to the UK and are planning to go to Ireland for a week in July. Plan to fly into Dublin, and then rent a car to get to wherever destinations we choose. Would like to be able to find some places to stay in towns where we could leave the car parked at the lodging and then walk out to local pubs and restaraunts. Perhaps stay in each place one or two nights. Maybe even play a round or two of golf, preferably on a course that looks out over the sea. Would like to find some smaller, friendly places, rather than large cities. We are late 40's, would prefer a few beers and Irish whiskey at a friendly pub rather than going out to a nightclub. Any suggestions for places to stay, particular towns or villages to visit, along with good pubs and restaraunts to try would be much appreciated. I can then research the ideas any of you give me and narrow things down. Thank you in advance.