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Going to Ireland in September

I am planning my first trip to Ireland in September with my husband. I am very close to purchasing my flight (going to Shannon) but I haven't planned on where to stay - yet. I'd like to focus around Cork, Kerry, Kinsale and I am hoping other travelers can give some recommendations. We're pretty flexible and don't have a lot of 'itinerary's when we travel'. Any advice? Thank you!

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Hi Jack - Thank you. We plan to stay between 7-10 days. Dingle is a must, as I'm learning from others! I'm also assuming that Shannon is the better airport to travel to - given that we want to be in the southwest area of Ireland. Thanks again!

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_Please advise how many days and you will get suggestions.I would stay 2 nights in Dingle town.Also I assume you plan to drive.

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Shannon is definitely the best airport to use if primarily visiting the south and west of Ireland. It is very small and easy to navigate. To us most of the best parts of Ireland were in the south and west. You seem to be hitting the right spots, but we also enjoyed farther north, too, including Donegal and County Mayo. Distances are short and driving a lot of fun. September also is a good time to travel, at least in 2001, when we had two weeks of very nice weather.

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Me and the wife stayed in Ireland in June 2007 We stayed in Wexford at Abbey House B&B it is located in downtown, so you can walk to shopping, food, Pubs the Quay wall and we took short drives to Irish Heritage Park and Hook Lighthouse, Waterford is also down that way, IT WAS FANTASTIC

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Southwest Ireland is wonderful - you will enjoy it. Our favorite place is Dingle. The Captain's House is a wonderful B & B. We also like Doolin and have stayed at Churchfield B & B there. Donegal is another great place as is most of Ireland. We have been there in September and have had great weather. Have a wonderful time.

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Thank you so much for the great advice! We bought the tickets and can't wait to go! We decided on Dingle as our first location (for two nights) then moving up the coast to Galway. Our last night will probably be in Shannon - since we leave in the morning to fly back to the States. Slainte!

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If your last night is in Shannon area, suggest you go to the medieval banquet at Bunratty Castle that evening. A great way to end a great trip to Ireland.

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Stephanie, I spent 4 days in Dingle last May and fell in love with the town. If you are there on a Thursday night, see if St James Church is having a traditional folk concert, it was a high point for me. If you go, go to the nearest pub from the church (can't remember the name but it's yellow) and the session musicians often end up there. I saw only a couple tourists, the rest were locals. It was magic
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