We had been thinking about a 7-8 day bus tour in Ireland this September but realized that our interests don't always match with the pre-packaged tours. We are considering going on our own with 3-4 days in Dublin and 4-5 days in Kilkenny and Killarney areas. We do have to keep the financial side in mind and I'm trying to get a handle on the typical daily cost for meals and accommodations in Ireland. We are modest in our needs, not needing fancy restaurants and hotels but also not liking fast food or cheap chains. We enjoy local places. Can you share the average daily food/hotel costs of your recent trips?