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Itinerary: can we make the drive from Doolin to Galway?

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Itinerary: can we make the drive from Doolin to Galway?

We plan to arrive in Shannon and spend the day in Shannon/Bunratty, attend the Bunratty Banquet and spend the first night in Bunratty.

First thing next morning, we are planning to drive from Bunratty to Doolin for a 10:00am cruise to Inis Orr and the Cliffs of Moher. We would like to stay in Doolin for the night, but need to be in Galway the next morning for a 10:00am bus tour of the Connemara.

Are these two morning drives a bit too aggressive? Our travel group is myself and hubby (late 20's) and my parents (late 60's/early 70's). We are trying to see as much as we can while not exhausting ourselves.

The next two nights/days are not as programmed.

Thoughts?

Thanks for your help

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1. Re: Itinerary: can we make the drive from Doolin to Galway?

If you leave Bunratty by 08:30 you'll be grand, it's an easy road with little traffic now thae Ennis has been bypassed.

http://www.aaireland.ie/routes/

Parking is a bit of a pain, get your husband to drop you (3) at the roundabout and then get parking if the car park is crowded.

You can add 20% to time above - Galway locals will tell you about Galway morning traffic.

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2. Re: Itinerary: can we make the drive from Doolin to Galway?

If staying overnight in Doolin the night before, leave by 8 am and you should be fine. It's probably 75 minutes via Lisdoonvarna (not the coast road).

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3. Re: Itinerary: can we make the drive from Doolin to Galway?

you should be fine - if you are staying in Doolin for the night - just leave about 8 p.m. and you will get there - you probably will hit a bit of morning traffic coming into Galway on the east side of town but you should get into town by ten.

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