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10 days in Ireland itinerary

Just starting to plan trip in May for 4 adults. Thinking we may want to hire a driver, any thoughts? Any suggestions of B&B’s?
Tentative Itinerary, input suggestions appreciated.
Day 1-fly into Shannon head to Galway
Day 2-tour Galway
Day 3-Cliffs of Moher, the Burren
Day 4-6- Dingle, Peninsula Loop, Ring of Kerry
Day 7 -8 Cork, Kinsale
Day 9-10 Dublin
Day 11-fly out of Dublin

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There are many tour companies that can set up such a trip for you. Drive yourself.
I was surprised how inexpensive the packages are at

Posted by
225 posts

I would just rent a car and drive yourself. Its all very doable.
We LOVED The Castelwood House in Dingle....
We stayed at Glenlo Abbey in Galway and it was very nice...
But- Im not sure if you will need 3 full days in Galway. It actually wasn't my favorite area. LOVED the Cliff of Moher- don't miss those, but as far as Galway, you don't need too much time. But that was just our preference.

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Actually just one full day in Galway then planning on taking a day tour from there to Cliffs of Moher and the Burren.

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459 posts

be sure to consider hiring Paul Brown for a tour of the Ring of Kerry or the area. He has a great van and provided us with an awesome was a great break for me as the driver of our trip. We spent a full day with Paul and it was the best money I spent for my 12 days in Ireland!!!

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Thank you, this is exactly the type of tour we are looking for, did you take any other tours like this during your stay in Ireland?

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3651 posts

If you are tempted to change your plan and drive upon arrival, please consider this. Jet lag, lack of sleep, and not being familiar with the local road system might be a problem. Some people are not bothered by any of those things. Others think they are fine but are really driving somewhat impaired. And others are complete zombies and should never drive on arrival day. Don't mean to rain on your parade, just offering food for thought.