Hello! I am traveling to Ireland with my husband for the first time September 2017 and looking for some help/advice on the itinerary. The first part of the trip we will be visiting and staying with his cousin who now lives in Dublin, otherwise I would not be staying in Dublin for as long as we are.
Day 1: Arrive in Dublin in afternoon (Staying with cousin)
Day 2: Explore Dublin
Day 3: Possible day trip to Glendalough - stay in Dublin
Day 4: More Dublin - Should we do another day trip?
Day 5: Train from Dublin to Galway - sleep in Galway
Day 6: Day trip to Cliffs of Moher OR Connemara - based in Galway at night
Day 7: Ferry (Rossaveal) or plane (Connemara Airport) to Aran Islands where we will spend the night on Inis Oirr (I understand this is weather dependent)
Day 8: Return back to Galway for a final night via Rossaveal ferry in the am(Oyster Festival is going on and we LOVE Oysters)
Day 9: Train from Galway back to Dublin in late afternoon
Day 10: Head home to LA in the am
Please note that we do not have a car. We contemplated making day 6 a day tour to Connemara and then day 8 we could maybe take the ferry from the island back to Doolin instead and then make our way back to Galway somehow that way. However, I heard that you can see the cliffs from the ferry but not sure it gives it the same feeling and also heard that ferry in particular makes you extremely sick? I also am unsure then how I would get from Doolin back to Galway or if that would take all day and cut into people watching and experiencing the oyster festival. All of our rooms have been booked but I still have time to cancel if something should be changed. Only thing I can't change is my train to/from Dublin and Galway.
Thank you and I hope this all makes sense!