Hello, and Thank you to TA fellow members, especially D.E.'s for their expertise. Could not plan our trip without your help! I am so excited for our return trip to Ireland, our first time on the Atlantic.
I have done my due diligence, researched lots of the "forums", and pretty much have our 10 days mid-June planned. Arrive SNN, D.Dooley rental, apt. in Kilrush 10 nights; then train from Limerick to Dublin (2 nights) show our friends a bit of Dublin, then Sail-Rail to UK for 3 nights (friends ancestory) in Stockport b/4 returning home.
We do not plan to rush to as many spots as possible, just want to "be in Ireland", marvel at mother nature, interact with locals, and visit several towns at a leisurely pace. Included on my list : couple of castles, (Dunguaire, King Johns, Cahir; couple of abbeys, (Kylemore, Holy Cross); COM, Doolin ferry to Innis-Oirr. Set aside 2 days for trips to Co. Galway, 1 day for trip to Tipperary, and the remainder exploring/meandering Co Clare. I have a list of many towns/places to explore.
We are 4 seniors, 1 with some mobility issues; (back, hips, and one knee surgeries), would our best starting point for him to visit the Burren be Ennistymon, Ballyvaughan, or Kilfenora? Obviously we will not be exploring much of the sight, but at least we can all get to see some of the Burren area. Specific dates for our 3 'road trip' days will be determined by the weather, picking the best dates for long drives, in case of rain LOL! So, again thank you, and if there is a best starting point for the Burren visit for our mate to manage, I appreciate your input.