On February 19, 2007 Barbara asked:
My husband and I are in the process of planning our first trip to Ireland to fulfill a dream of my husband’s for many years. It was my 60th birthday gift to him.
We will fly into Dublin on May 26th, spend two nights at the Kilronan House Hotel, and see some of Dublin. May 28th we will rent a car and travel to a central location in the southwest of Ireland. We have reservations to stay three nights at Flemingstown House in Kilmallock.
We are hoping to take day trips to the Cliffs of Moher, Dingle, etc., from that location. On May 31st we move to the Cairbre House in Dungaravan for two nights and plan to see Waterford, Wexford, etc. June 2nd we will drive back to Dublin and stay at a hotel just outside the airport.
We have never been to Ireland. Never driven on the opposite side of the road. My husband lost the vision in his left eye a year ago due to diabetic retinopothy (thus the desire to see Ireland before the right eye is compromised). We are still hoping to drive the country ourselves.
Any suggestions? Cautions? Must sees?
Sincere thanks for any help in planning this dream trip.