My husband and I are going to Ireland for the first time.
We're flying into Shannon September 19 and leaving September 26. We're staying in Ennis.
We're going to rent a car but I am having trouble deciding on a company. I don't have a world mastercard so I will have to buy the CDW and we have to get an automatic cause we can't drive manual. Needless to say it's going to be expensive but I feel that for us, this would be best. We enjoy the freedom of being able to come and go as we please. So any hints on where to find the best price would be much appreciated. Also info on parking situations in Ireland would be most welcomed.
As far as sight seeing, I have some basic ideas of what we want to see, like the usual: Cliffs of Moher, The Burren, Aillwee Cave and hopefully we can see the Aran Islands. My husband wants a day to go to the Guiness Brewery in Dublin. But I haven't ironed out what to see or what order of importance.
Basically I am looking for any suggestions of must see sites. Other than Dublin I think we want to stay on the southwest side of Ireland for the most part. I think there is enough to see here without traveling too far to see things. I think....
Also, any comments on items to bring? I hear layers is good but should we invest on better water resistant shoes? That sounds like weird question but we are sneaker people.
Anyway, thanks for any suggestions.