Wife & I will be in Dublin for 4 days in late August, but want to spend ONE DAY hiking the countryside and/or seashore and, if possible, visit 1 or 2 choice historic sites....the more ancient, the better!
Where should we go? and how?
We'd prefer to take rail or bus, and walk alot, but we're also willing to rent a car, if it will give us alot more flexibility.
We don't want to spend too much time "getting there & back", but willing to start very early, and wander all day, as long as we can be back in central Dublin by 9 or 10 pm.
Very curious about Powerscourt, coast towns, Wicklow Mtns, Glendalough and Kilkenny, etc. to the S & SW...and Malahide Castle, Newgrange, and Clongmacnoise to the N & NW.
Tough choices all.
Are we overlooking someplace truly special even closer to Dublin...or just a little bit farther out?