I'm a student currently studying abroad in Italy for the semester, which is a country I'm extremely comfortable with. During the first week or so of May, I found a cheap flight for my mom to come and visit Ireland, where her family's from, for what looks like 11 days flying in and out of Dublin. I'm looking for help planning this little vacation on the fly, and making it special since my mom has never left our hometown.
I believe my mom's family is from County Tipperary, so hopefully we can make a stop to wherever town she's from. I'd also love to see Galway, Belfast, the Arun Islands, and the Giant's Causeway. I want to keep this trip on the affordable side, but as a student I'm okay with sleeping in hostels whereas my mom I think would not be okay with. Please send your suggestions and maybe even a good ol' sample itinerary my way if you have any ideas. Anything is really appreciated, since I'm probably the one who's going to plan the whole bit. THANK YOU!!!
***Also, I am used to finding public transportation in other countries, but from what I've read, it really does not exist on the Emerald Isle. So what would be the better option?