Hi, I'm planning on finishing off my 2 years in London with a trip to Ireland in early-mid October. I will probably have about 9-10days but can't decide where to go, what to do. I've been to Dublin and not too interested in going back, so was thinking of basing myself in Galway and touring out from there.
Problem is I have been advised public transport is terrible and that I should hire a car- I have only driven once in the past 2 years and haven't driven a manual in 6years! Most of the car rental places i've looked up only have compact cars in manual- not sure I'd be too confident with that.
So my questions are- If I was to base myself in Galway are there many day tours (Even overnight tours) from there? Is 10 days too much time on the West Coast? I definately want to go to Athenry and Clare Island other than that I have no idea what to do or how to get around to everything.
Thanks in advance for any help!