Hey everyone, first off, I LOVE THIS SITE! Gosh, I just recently started planning a trip a friend and I are taking early to mid may (9th-16th) and it has been sooooo helpful already.
Anyways I’m trying to figure out my budget and his budget along with what we’re doing (never to early to plan, right?) Anyways we’re thinking of going from Dublin to Kilkenny to Tipperary to Cork to Clare to Galway then back down to Clare and Limmerick before flying out of Shannon…in 7 days….yeeeaaah. ha. But I’m hoping its doable. We’ll both be trading off driving and I’ll be taking about a million pictures as my photographer’s blood goes crazy! Anyways I was wondering what you thought of my current itinerary as well as what you think a normal amount should be budgeted for food each day.
K, here goes:
Day 1: Flying from Austin, Texas to NY to Dublin and getting in about 2ish. We’d spend the day in Dublin checking out the castle and brewery, etc before staying in one of the hostels, maybe Camden Place.
Day 2: We’d pick up the car and go to Kilkenny to see Kil. Castle and St. Francis Abbey before continuing to Tipperary and more specifically Cashel and all that is around. We’re thinking the Rock of Cashel and Hore Abbey for sure. We also wanna visit Cahir Castle. Then off to another Hostel, thinkin’ Mountain Lodge.
Day 3: We’d travel to Cork and Cork city as well as Blarney Village…I pretty much wanna live there, so much to see! We’re thinkin’ we’ll splurge a bit and stay in a B&B in Kinsale as well as good a good meal there.
Day 4: We head towards Clare for the obvious stuff, ie Cliffs of Moher, The Burren, etc as well as Donagare Castle. Thinkin’ of stayin’ at Sleepzone Hostel around the Burren that night.
Day 5: We’ll then go to Galway and one of the Aran Islands, haven’t decided which yet… as well as Galway City and eventually Connemara National Park. Hopefully stay in Sunnymeade.
Day 6: We’re thinking of heading back towards Clare and Limerick to see Adare Village as well as the Aillwee caves in Clare. We’ll end up in Bunratty village at another B&B for our last night.
Day 7: We figured we’d lounge a bit before flying out of Shannon Airport…I guess it’s really on six days, alas.
Soooo what do ya think? Too crazy? Do you have any advice on food or gas? I’ve been checking into the distances across those areas but I know I’ve gotta factor in going WAY slower than i’m used to here in the states….WAAAAY slower. ha, but that’s probably a good thing!
Anyways, thanks already and I can’t wait to visit!!!