I apologize in advance for the length of the question.
Me and my friend, both 25 years of age, are planning a trip to Irealnd in mid August.
We arrive in the morning of the 12th in Dublin airport.
Now there's a concert we need to attend at the 17th in Slane Castle, so I thought we would go straight to Galway from the airport, stay there a couple of days and then go back to the Dublin area for the rest of the trip (we leave on the 23rd in the morning).
My 1st question regards transportation- naturally we are kind of on a budget. Not a small budget like backpackers, but we don't want to spend too much money.
Is it better to rent a car for the duration of our stay in Galway or is public transportaion a good way to get around? (naturally we won't stay in Galway and we want to see stuff around).
If we rent a car- where do we park it in Galway and how much aprox. does it cost per day?
Also, if we rent a car, is it better to sleep in one place in Galway and just drive around or is it better to sleep in different towns?
Also, do you think our plan is Okay or is it better to first stay in Dublin and then go to Galway area? (note that our flight leaves from Dublin on the morning of the 23rd).
Thanks in advance to all the repliers and my apologies if there are any spelling/grammar mistakes. I don't live in an english speaking counrty :)