My travel dates are July 12-20, 2014 and we will have a rental car once we leave Dubin. I am thinking of traveling down the M8 and turning off at Mitchelstown and then through Kenmare to our cottage which is about 10 minutes outside Eyeries.
I can see on a map how long the route is but I know it may or may not take me the listed 4 ½ hours due to weather, road conditions…sheep…
1. Does anyone know how long that route will actually take during the summer?
2. Are there any stops coming down that corridor that are MUST-SEE? Rock of Cashel…etc?
I am interested in day trips from Eyeries and though I have been researching for the last month and a half there are just so many options on things to see and do – my list is quite unrealistic. I am very much interested in the not-to-miss sights according to those who live in the local area and the reality-check regarding the travel times on getting from A to B (and back). I am traveling with my mom and aunt (ages 67 & 63) and I am not sure just how much walking/hiking they will be able to do but I am still interested in any suggestions because I am not above leaving them at the cottage and going myself!
Thank you in advance to anyone who replies to my query.