I'm a semi-regular traveler to Ireland but wanted to spend time in Clare, Galway, Mayo, Sligo and Donegal. I have nine days, a car and a desire to see the countryside and coast. On my last trip, we went from Dublin south to Kinsale, to Kilkenny, to Killarney, to Clare with stops along the way -- in 10 days. Have I planned enough time/too much time in any area?
Day 1. Shannon to Oughterard, Recess or Clifden (TBD) -- 4 hours?
Day 2. through Connamara (+Kylemore) to Westport area (location TBD) -- most of the day?
Day 3. Westport to Crossmolina/Coolooney (TBD) -- via N59
Day 4. To Donegal (stop in Sligo) location TBD -- most of the day?
Day 5. Donegal/TBD full day (Glencolmcill, Slieve League and Ardara) -- all day?
Day 6. To be determined ... Somewhere on the way to Clare; Cong perhaps?
Days 7 - 8. Kilkee and Loop Head -- very familiar with this area.
Day 9. Kilkee to Shannon area for flight home midday on Day 10
I'm fine wandering -- just trying to make the most of my time!