Heading over in two weeks and would like to spend 2/3 days in Galway with an overnight on Inishmor.
1) We're renting a car so need to consider where to leave the car in Galway for taking the ferry over - any recommendations?
2) For the overnight on the Islands, I've read mixed reviews of great accomodations with crappy staff attitudes/not friendly and vice versa - does anyone have any first hand experience of managing to get both good accomdations AND friendly service? A couple of nice to haves would also be walking distance to a couple of good pubs for the night we're there and if you could wake up to hear the ocean before a nice breakfast that would be a really nice nice to have!! All feedback, including how greedy I am for expecting so much is appreciated!!
3) Do we need to visit both islands? I'm happy with just doing one as I'll be back again. If we do only Inishmor how long to a) cycle around or b) walk around and should we bring a packed lunch with us over from Galway or can get something on the islands to put together at a reasonable price?
4) How much should we expect to pay for decent accomodations with my outrageous preferences (lol!) and the ferry and overnight parking, and if we decide to go super cheap on the accomodations what could I expect to pay then? Just trying to decide if the overnight is worth it with all costs built in or should we just do a day and get back to Galway?
Asking a lot, I know but I'm confident someone has the answers!!