Hello! I've been using these forums for ages to plan trips, but I only just made an account because I have a question. :)
I'm planning a trip to Ireland in December. I will be staying in Dublin. I've been to Dublin before, for a few days in August 2013. I love the city, but I'd like to visit some more scenic areas, too. I'm already planning on visiting Dún Laoghaire as I visited there last year, but I'm wondering where else I could visit that's somewhat close to Dublin. I'm all right with taking a day trip or even staying overnight in another part of Ireland, but I think, for example, the Cliffs of Moher might be a little far to travel.
Is there somewhere within a 2-4 hour bus journey from Dublin that boasts the typical gorgeous green Irish scenery? Would it be worth it to take a bus to the Cliffs? (A six hour bus ride seems a little long, but if it's amazing out west, I could be persuaded!)
I'd prefer somewhere that's easy to get to without knowing much about Irish geography - I don't want to get TOO lost. I am in my twenties and traveling alone. Budget is not a huge concern.
Thanks for your help!