Hello! I will have one week to spend in Ireland on my way to Germany in early August 2010. This will be my first visit to Ireland. The purpose of the visit is to see some sites that are part of my family history, the most important of which is Arranmore Island, County Donegal. I’ll be traveling by myself (I’m a physically fit 39 year old female). I have no objections to renting a car but don’t want to spend most of my time driving.
I would like some advice about getting to Arranmore. I will be flying from Washington, DC to Dublin and then plan to catch a domestic flight on Aer Arann to Donegal Regional Airport. I suppose I’d need to stay overnight somewhere near the airport then head to Burtonport the next morning. Can I rent a car at the airport? What other transportation options are there? Any suggestions? Thanks!