We (husband, 3+ yr old son) are traveling Ireland in June. Most of the trip is worked out (self-catering mostly, with week long stays in 3 locales), but...the last week, really 6 days, falls over June 28, the Irish Derby at the Curragh, and we'd like to go. We'll be in West Cork (Ballydehob-ish area) until the 28th (self-catering)...unless we leave a day early, which we think we might do to try to cover some of the distance to Kildare. The complicating factor, however, is that we would like to spend the other days (sunday through Wednesday) in Cork City, Fota Island, Cobh, Midleton (not for the 3 y.o....), and maybe Youghal. Our thought would be to find some place between Waterford (direct train to Kildare) and Cork (one change in Portlaois); can't find a direct) to stay for Friday through Wednesday (trying to minimize pack/unpack with the little one along, and minimize disruption to others who might not find him as adorable as we do). Of course, self-catering usually does sat-sat. I don't think I need to explain the problem here.... Anyway, we are just looking for some ideas on a possible/general location for the stay or advice that we are trying way too hard for something that is not that special.
Thank you for any guidance, and hope that the Irish on the forum are staying safe and dry-ish. Sorry to hear about all the dreadful weather.