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Dingle or Aran Islands ?

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Dingle or Aran Islands ?

Ireland only 9/7-20. 9/17 sleep Dingle, 9/18 Aran? Or 2 nights Dingle.? Is day trip to Island enough? 9/19 is our last night before Shannon airport flight. Thought of Bunratty evening.

Ideas?

Betz

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1. Re: Dingle or Aran Islands ?

You are in Dingle the night of the 17th? You then want to stay on Aran (presume Inis Mor) on the 18th? How do you plan on getting from Dingle to Rosaveal west of Galway in time to get the ferry to Inis Mor?? Then back to Shannon for the following night.

I personally think Dingle punches well above it's weight but it is just not practical to do a 3+ hour drive to get the ferry for an overnight. You could move up to Clare for the last 2 nights (Ennis perhaps) and just hop the ferry to Inis Oirr and the cliffs cruise as a day trip on the middle day.

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@betty

Any chance of you putting your question in English? I don't understand what you are asking.

Edited: 30 August 2012, 23:44
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3. Re: Dingle or Aran Islands ?

Thinking and looking back I am now confused as to the Itinerary you are working on,, have plans changed?

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4. Re: Dingle or Aran Islands ?

Let me try to clarify. Arrive 9/7 Shannon, rent car. Drive Northern Ireland, Dublin, Kenmare..,

Final days:

9/17 sleep Dingle

9/18 sleep Dingle or sleep Inis Mor

Will we be missing too much if not staying over night?

9/19 possibly evening event in Bunratty, sleep ???

9/20 9:30 a.m fly sfo.

I’ve looked at the ferry, but have not figured out where to embark.

Help, please, I need more days.

Betz

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5. Re: Dingle or Aran Islands ?

Sorry about my confusion. I already schedule doing this on day two after arriving.

Betz

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6. Re: Dingle or Aran Islands ?

I dont have access to my notes from earlier in the year covering your full itinerary. I would not be running all the way from Dingle to Rossaveal for Inis Mor nor would I be having a penultimate night on an island subject to the weather in respect of getting on and off. It does not happen often but there were people stranded over there for 2 days last year.

If you are not seeing any of County Clare on the starting leg I would put this at the end as I said in my first reply above.

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7. Re: Dingle or Aran Islands ?

2 nigjhts Dingle! Wonderful place to base and explore the Dingle Peninsula, especialy if you enjoy Iris trad music and the pub culture. Aran Islands are lovely, too,but save for your next trip!

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