We are currently traveling the Wild Atlantic Way. We picked up a VW Polo manual car from Enterprise at the Dublin airport.
My husband has been driving with our 22-year-old son navigating using GPS. The upcharge for an automatic was $25/day.
Dublin to Kilkenny was fine. The Dingle peninsula was treacherous in parts with very narrow winding roads. The views are spectacular along the coast. If traveling alone, I would definitely join a bus tour to see Dingle.
Dublin to Kilkenny
Kilkenny~ Mena B&B Katharine Malloy is a fabulous hostess and served the best breakfast of our trip.
Kerry~ Ballyseade Castle Hotel was quite opulent.
Galway~ St. Bridget's Apartments with a full kitchen in the middle of the city, no car needed.
Westport County Mayo ~Failte B&B lovely innkeepers Dehlia and Charles. 5 min walking distance to the city center.
We spent 4 days in Belfast city center without a car. All our lodging was fabulous.
Quarter by the Warren Collection
Ramada inn by Wyndham
Dumpling Library restaurant was excellent
We took a train from Belfast to Portrush and stayed at the Anvershiel Inn within walking distance of the quaint city. Delicious food at The Mermaid Great stay!