Planning a Trip to Ireland in September
My boyfriend and I are planning a trip to Ireland… and as for the boyfriend, by planning I mean smiling and nodding as I run ideas by him as I do long hours of research hehe.
We are planning to go in September for two weeks, for many reasons. It’s my birthday, it’s relatively cheaper, and did I mention my birthday?
Our original plan was to land in Dublin, stay there a night or two in a hostel and then rent a car and drive to Doolin where we would rent a self catering cottage or stay in a hostel for a few days. Then not sure where else to go, but that was the plan so far!
Now I’m considering staying in Ireland for THREE weeks and to spend almost a full week in Doolin at a lovely little rustic cabin I found for relatively cheap. From Doolin, we could travel to Limerick and Shannon for day trips, and spend lots of time roaming the countryside near our cottage, visit the Cliffs of Moher, Burren, etc.
Just wondering if anyone has any must see tourist spots on the west coast or anywhere else. We are probably not going to Northern Ireland, but anywhere else! We are definitely going to be visiting the Hills of Tara so I’m planning on making a whole drive of the island to end up there OR start there.
Whew… I hope I haven’t confused anyone.
I guess my question is… what would a good route/itenerary be landing in Shannon and ending up in Dublin? OR starting in Dublin, driving around the map, and then ending back up in Dublin? Any advice on good spots to visit? (btw our budget is fairly small) Is it a bad idea to stay in such a small town for a week?
P.S If anyone is looking for travelling buddies in September, let me know. maybe we can work something out! We are looking for a couple to travel with at least for a portion of the way.