My sister and I are traveling to Ireland this June. We will fly into Shannon airport and back out nine days later). We would like to see the Ring of Kerry, visit Mary Maddison on the Beara peninsula, visit a castle (3 days for this) and meet up with my brother to see the north for our last four days. Aside from visiting Armagh in the north, we don't have any other firm plans. We are looking for suggestions. Should we book some day trips? - we don't want to be part of a group for the entire visit - What are the best places to stay in the south and in the north (near Armagh)? Can we stay in a castle? We are pretty wide open and just starting our planning, so any ideas would be cheerfully received. Thanks so very much!