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10 Day Itinerary Review Please

Hi All
Looking for comments and suggestions on a 10 day trip to Ireland that my wife and I are taking in May. We already have our lodging reserved at B&B's.

Day 1 - Arrive Shannon ~ 10 am, pick up rental car at Dooley's
Head toward Cliffs of Moher, to Kilkee for overnight, maybe include Loop Head Peninsula if weather and stamina are favorable

Day 2 & 3- Drive via Killimer -Tarbert ferry to Dingle Peninsula, overnight 2 nights in Dingle. Spend full day on Slea Head Drive.

Day 4 & 5 - Drive to Kenmare via Inch Beach, Gap of Dunloe, Killarney NP sights, overnight 2 nights in Kenmare. Spend full day on Beara Peninsula.

Day 6 - Drive to Rock of Cashel and Kilkenny Castle, overnight in Kilkenny

Day 7 - Drive to Dublin, drop rental car at airport by 11 AM, start to tour City Centre attractions, overnight 3 nights in Dublin

Day 8 - Tour Dublin

Day 9--Take Mary Gibbons Tour daytrip to Newgrange

Day 10-- Fly out from Dublin to Edinburgh for 2nd half of our trip.

Looking forward to the community's feedback.

Mark

Posted by
6543 posts

Looks good to me. We are staying in London 2 nights after a transatlantic cruise before flying to Dublin. It is about 225 miles down to the Dingle Peninsula where we are staying in a B&B.

Posted by
1701 posts

Looks pretty good to me too. Appears that you've done your homework.
If you're early risers you could consider an early stop at Glendalough on your way back to Dublin to turn in the car. Though the visitor center doesn't open till 9:30, access to the monastic site itself will be available for a leisurely stroll around the grounds. Plus, if you're there early you'll have it all to yourselves ... the tour buses don't start to roll in until 9:30

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Posted by
6 posts

Thanks Robert. We'll plot a course that would include Glendalough and hold it aside, ready to use if we decide to change our itinerary.

Mark

Posted by
359 posts

Personal preference but Glendalough is worth skipping almost anything else to see and experience. It's amazing.

Only tweak I would rather visit the south side of the Ring of Kerry and the Skellig Ring over the Beara Peninsula. Beara is gorgeous......but the south side of the ROK and,Skellig Ring has more to see, and more spectacular scenery. You can't go wrong either way but strongly prefer Iveragh to Beara.