I have been perusing this board for awhile now, and there are some great suggestions! I thought I would ask a couple of specific questions as they relate to my own plans. I have 5 days to spend in Ireland this summer, from around May 23rd through the 27th. Me and my partner will be staying in Dublin for a couple days first, and will then rent a car and head out. We will need to be in Northampton, England on the 28th.
I have decided to take the advice that I have seen so often posted on here to not try and cram too much into this time frame. I think I would like to visit two areas with nice B&B's that won't break my bank. A couple nights in each area, so accommodations that have access to some cool restaurants and activities is key. My interests are mainly scenic and cultural. It is very important to my partner to get some time on the cliffs and be able to see some of the storied coastline. We both love hiking, so anywhere that we can have access to scenic trails would be awesome. We also love architecture and history, so we are hoping to see a couple castles and historic locations if possible.
To meet these goals I was thinking of a couple days around the Cliffs of Moher/Bunratty Castle, and perhaps a couple in the Killarny National Park area? Does road travel between these locations make sense with my timeframe? Any other areas that fit the bill above would be much appreciated. Any specific B&B locations would be wonderful as well.
Thank you very much!