We're spending 18 nights in Ireland, beginning with 4 nights in Dublin. The first day will be a blur of checking in to our apartment, getting some groceries and trying to stay awake until 8 p.m., so we'll have 3 full days to see the city. We're staying just across the river from Trinity College, so pretty central, and we both like to walk, and we anticipate doing a lot of it! I'm not a beer drinker, but my husband does like beer, so we'll want to visit some pubs and maybe even the Guinness Museum, but we're not on a big pub crawl. We'l also like to hear some local music are are morning people and not night owls, so is there an option? Local concerts?
Also, with only 3 days in Dublin, we'll want to be picky about museums, but I think the Book of Kells/Trinity College and the archaeological museum - anything else? Do we have time to do a daytrip to Newgrange?
On day 5 we'l pick up our rental car at the Dublin airport then spend 3 nights in Kilkenny, 2 nights in Kinsale, 1 night at Kenmare, 3 nights in Dingle, 4 nights in Galway, daytripping as far north as Connemara and County Mayo before driving back to Dublin, spending our last night at the Dublin airport Holiday Inn. Any suggestions welcome!