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Central area to stay in Southwest Ireland

Georgia
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Central area to stay in Southwest Ireland

Going to Ireland in May - and looking for a central location to stay for 3-4 nights --- close enough so that husband can play golf at Ballybunion, but so that I can drop him off and go exploring! (Note: we are staying 1 night in Kinsale before this period of time, and then 2 nights in Dingle after that.) Originally, I was planning on 2 nights near Killarney and then 2 nights near Ballybunion - but..... hate to keep moving around! Suggestions? Thank you for any feedback! Also, does anyone know how long it takes to drive Tralee to Ballybunion?

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1. Re: Central area to stay in Southwest Ireland

Tralee to Ballybunion is about a 30-40 minute drive.

Consider staying in Ballybunion. There are lovely places to visit in North Kerry easily accessible from there

Kerry
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2. Re: Central area to stay in Southwest Ireland

I do think the least amount of moves you make the better, nothing worse than packing & un packing. Killarney/Dingle & Ballybunion are relatively close to each other. You could just stay in Killarney for example & visit Dingle as a day trip (or vice versa) and avoid one of the moves. Just a thought.

If your husband is playing golf in Bbunion for a few days then perhaps you could base yourself there for that time. Listowel would be another option & is a nice little town although not a great choice of accommodations.

You'll have a good choice of places to stay & eat in Bbunion though.

Also, if you're driving from Killarney to Dingle can I recommend you take a very slight detour to a village called Castlegregory & the Mahareese. Lovely little peninsula located on the Dingle peninsula itself. Your husband could always take in a round of golf there too!

Enjoy your trip!

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