I've been reading these incredibly useful and insightful forum topics for months as I plan our September trip... thank you so much for the valuable advice. I have most of the trip planned as follows: Arrive Dublin, drive to Carlingford for the first night. Nights 2 and 3 are in Ballintoy, County Antrim. Nights 4 and 5 are in Donegal. My problem is with where to stay on nights 6 and 7. Nights 8 & 9 are in Galway, 10 & 11 in Dublin prior to our departure.
I am debating between Clifden and Westport. We want to do the Great Western Greenway, so I realize Westport would be the most convenient, but I've heard that Clifden is a quaint fun little town. We could drive to Westport from Clifden to rent our bikes for the Greenway. Do you think this would be too much of a hassle? We have plenty to do in both spots. I guess my question is, should we go out of our way to stay in Clifden over Westport? Many thanks for any advice!