I'm traveling with friends (their first time to Ireland) in September. We're planning a relaxed driving itinerary and I'd appreciate advice on the following.
We're starting with two nights in Dublin, then heading to Kinsale. Because we want to stop at Powerscourt and drive through the Wickow Mountains, we want to overnight somewhere between Dublin and Kinsale. When I visit Ireland, I usually stay on the west coast (Clare) and I haven't been to either city in many years.
Is Waterford worth a visit? Is Kilkenny a better idea? Any other recommendations?