It's early I know, but half my pleasure comes from planning our trips!
We are a couple in early 60's. Have traveled to Italy many times, Paris, Copenhagen. First trip to Ireland. I thought we would fly just the 2 of us to Dublin and then when we get to Killarney, our 2 adult kids would fly into shannon and join us in Killarney. This will be a surprise trip for them.
We are not looking for a whirlwind trip. We prefer multiple night stays. We do not want to move every night. Our interests include walking, scenery, sightseeing,( culture and art and museums for me) food, talking with locals or travelers, castles. My husband loves sports so would like to tour Croke Park and maybe catch a hurling or gaelic football match or rugby. Not interested in nightlife.
Kids would also like kayaking, some hiking, beer.
So I also posted similar question on different forum but would also like to hear from RS travelers.
I always plan in nights.
Dublin- 3 nights
Tour of Croke Park, Kilhamain Goal, Chester Beatty Library, Guinness Storehouse, wandering
Kilkenny- 2 nights
Kilkenny Castle, Thomastown, wandering
Killarney- 3 nights
Killarney National Park, jaunting cart tour, Gap of Dunloe, Killarney town wandering,
Galway- 3 nights
See COM, and Doolin and the Burren on the way to Galway
wander Galway, maybe a kayaking trip
Bunratty- 1 night
Folk park and banquet, leave from Shannon
Should I substitute Dingle for Killarney?
Is there any advantage to doing this itinerary in the reverse?
Thanks so much for any ideas.