My husband and I are seriously thinking about a week in Ireland in April. The way my vacation lines up it would be from Easter weekend through the following weekend. We were going to fly into Dublin, then immediately head down the coast to Wexford, then Cork, then Kenmare for 2 days (see the Ring of Kerry and Baera), then up to Kilkenny, then 2 nights in Dublin.
Here're the questions:
1. Is this too ambitious, especially since we really like to get off the beaten track and experience non-touristy things.
2. We were told by a friend to minimize time in Dublin and spend our days on the west coast, perhaps even go up to Galway. We've been to a lot of big cities in Europe and live in NYC but haven't been to Ireland previously. Is this good advice?
3. With only a week and the Easter weekend to contend with, what are the must-sees (and will we run into problems with everything being closed)?