My wife, daughter (23) and I are planing a 13 day trip to Ireland June 19 to July 2nd. I would like to concentrate mostly in the south and west. We land and leave from Dublin. Frist two days in Dublin are booked. We are driving.
Would like to include Kilkenny, Cork Kinsale, Kenmare, Ring of Kerry and/or Beara Penn, Skellig Michael, Galway, Connamara, Cliffs of Mohr, The Burren, Killarney.
We have B&B vouchers. Any help on route and “must sees” or “must avoids” would be appreciated. Is the Heritage Pass worth it? We all like small and unassuming as opposed to big and bustling. People ,pubs, craic, music and scenery…
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My wife & I (with 2 dogs that sleep in our own car) wish to visit for 2 weeks. We thought a circular route from Dublin as we will arrive by ferry from Holyhead.
Would like to stay in comfortable & varied ‘value for money’ accommodation offering great food etc. each night. One of us is a Vegetarian. Can you suggest some places please? I can then fully research.
We also wish to visit/walk at locations that ‘welcome dogs’ wherever possible but not at the expense of missing really special attractions as they can stay in the car. What would you suggest please? Have a particular wish to see the Irish peat bodies (Coneyclaven/Old Croghan man). Will then fully research your suggestions.
Finally, can you recommend a travel itinerary that is not too manic! A mainly coastal route would be good perhaps?
Many thanks.Read More
This walk takes you on a stroll around Dublin to places associated with James Joyce or with characters from his books or short stories.
Although it’s primarily aimed at Joyce fans, those walking with them will not be bored as it includes some of the most interesting places to visit in Dublin along its route.Read More
The response to this question in our Ask about Ireland section suggests an itinerary for a 6-7 day tour of Ireland, which makes maximum use of time but avoids trying to cram too much in.
It is aimed at making sure that you experience Ireland rather than just seeing it, and can be readily adapted.Read More
Galway is a compact city, easily explored by foot in half a day. This tour is a gentle amble through the city centre, with stops to visit places of interest.
At the end there is an optional walk along the edge of Galway Bay, which is ideal for working off lunch and will be especially enjoyed by bird watchers.Read More
Connemara is a place of mountains, lakes and spectacular views famed for the quality of the light. It’s also often overrun with tourists which takes a little from its serenity.
However it is definitely an area worth exploring, and this itinerary moves you quickly through the really busy areas and suggests some lesser known detours.Read More
An easy and interesting tour that is perfect for those arriving in Shannon and spending their first night in Galway.
The tour takes you to some relatively little visited places as well as very popular ones, and as much of the driving is on quiet roads it’ll help to become accustomed to driving on the left too!Read More
I’m planning a 3 week tour of Ireland with my young-adult nieces in early June, 2009. It’s my first trip to Ireland. I’ve outlined our general itinerary below and would welcome any comments.
Generally, we enjoy being outdoors and seeing historic sites and want to do walking and biking around an area to see the sights.
We’re planning to use train and bus for transport.
Day 1 & 2 Dublin
Day 3 Travel to Bushmills
Day 5 Giant’s Causeway/Belfast
Day 6 Kilkenny
Day 7-9 Cashel
Day 10–13 Kenmare (Day 11 Ring of Kerry Bus Tour)
Day 14-16 Doolin
Day 17-18 Glendalough
Day 19-20 Newgrange
Day 21 Dublin
Thanks for your feedback and help!Read More
Here is my tentative itinerary, is it too ambitious?
Day 1 – Fly into Dublin early AM, some sightseeing, overnight
Day 2 – Drive to Dingle, overnight
Day 3 – Drive to Galway, visit Cliffs of Moher enroute, overnight Galway
Day 4 – sightsee all day, overnight Galway
Day 5 – early AM flight out of Shannon
My alternate itinerary would exclude DingleRead More
We are planning a 10 day trip to Ireland on June 10 with a family of 4 (adults). We have a loose itinerary with definite places we will visit.
My husband and I visited Ireland 4 years ago (in April) and drove finding B&B’s (late afternoon ) haphazardly along the way. We had a wonderful time and were satisfied with all B&B’s, some more than others. However now traveling with four adults, and in the month of June, should I be concerned about finding B&B’s each night?????
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