I keep going back and forth on this portion of my 25 day journey. I will be coming from 4 days in Kinsale (1 day side trip to Rock of Cashel) and initially planned 4 days in Killarney, with one day trip to Ring of Dingle, Slea Head and Blasket Visitor's Center, and one - two days hiking, biking, touring through Killarney National Park, including Muckross House. ALL TRANSPORTATION IS PUBLIC - trains, buses, small tours, bike, my own two feet.
Recently I have read quite a bit of information on blogs and forums, and think I would prefer the smaller town quaintness of Dingle. And its strong reputation for Trad music. This means I would face a 5+ hour bus ride from Kinsale to Dingle, then another 5+ hour bus ride in four days to Galway. In your opinion, is this amount of time on transportation worth it? Especially since I would probably want to backtrack to Killarney for the National Park. Or, should I stick to original plan, which cuts transportation by at least a couple hours? I know logical solution would be to spend two days in each town, but I really want 4-6 days at each of my destinations.
Thanks for your thoughts!