We will visit Ireland for 8 days in March 2007 and I welcome advice on what we should do and see while there. We arrive and depart from Dublin and plan to spend a few days there around St. Patrick's Day, but also want to see some other areas. I have not found many ideas that appeal to me in the popular guidebooks.
Here are a few things to consider:
- We are not very interested in castles, theme parks or typical tourist attractions. In other words, we plan to skip the blarney stone.
- We will not be renting a car, as we do not want to worry about parking, driving on a different side of the road, rural road conditions, etc. So sites need to be easily "reachable" from Dublin via train or bus.
- We do like history, science, natural wonders, animals, food and museums. We like to learn about a variety of things.
A few things that look appealing are Newgrange, the Spanish Armada wreck sites and Trinity College. Can anyone who has visited these places venture an opinion about them?
Thanks in advance for your suggestions!