After 4 days in Dublin in November (plus 1 day trip to the Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle, Burren & Galway Bay from Railtours Ireland), my husband and I have decided to go back this summer. We will be bringing my inlaws as an anniversary/birthday gift to them.
We are arriving at Dublin Airport roughly 9:00 am on Sunday, July 8, and leaving for home from Dublin on Sunday, July 15 at 4:30 pm. We do not plan to spend a lot of time in Dublin, just because we already spent 4 days exploring it in November and want to get out into the rest of the country more -- but we do need to do a couple of things that I know my mother-in-law will definitely want to see. I've got the beginnings of an itinerary here. You'll notice a lot of walking tours on here in various places; Hubby and I greatly enjoy walking tours and find them to be a great way to get a look around and decide what we want to go back to later (and our inlaws are both thankfully very healthy and active people). Thank you in advance for any feedback and ideas you might have!
- Arrive at 8:50 am, pick up rental car.
- Glendalough Monastic Site with stop at ??? for coffee/tea/snack on the way.
- Rock of Cashel, with stop at ??? for lunch
- Cahir Castle
- Stay the night around Cahir area
- Off to Cork
- Blarney Castle
- Cork walking tour???
- English Market
- Crawford Art Gallery
- Fota Gardens
- Stay the night in Cork
- Kinsale walking tour
- ??? other Kinsale things
- West Cork Heritage Center (in Bandon)
- Glenview Gardens & Hobbit House
- Back to Cork for the night, or continue exploring west and stay the night in Killarney??
- Off to Killarney to start the Ring of Kerry (Clockwise)
- Stay the night somwhere on the Ring
- Rest of Ring of Kerry
- Drive up to Limerick, stopping wherever looks interesting
- Stay the night in Limerick?
- Limerick walking tour
- Cliffs of Moher
- Galway City Museum
- Galway walking tour
- Drive back to Dublin
- St Patrick's Cathedral & Trinity College if time
- Musical Pub Crawl (we did this in November and had quite a lot of fun)
- Kilmainham Gaol
- Irish Museum of Modern Art
- Airport and home