My wife and I are heading to Ireland (arriving 10/1) in celebration of our 15th anniversary and will be there for 9 nights. This will be our first time!
We arrive at approximately 11:30 a.m. After picking up our rental car, we will be driving to Dun Laoghaire and staying the Royal Marine for the night.
Have a leisurely morning at the hotel, explore a bit and then head to Glendalough.
The plan is to spend a few hours exploring Glendalough and the surrounding area before heading to Kilkenny for the night. May do Smithwicks tour. Staying at Butler's Court.
Explore Kilkenny in the morning.
Early lunch in Kilkenny
Drive to Rock of Cashel
Spend a few hours there.
Depart for Kinsale. Staying two nights at Friars Lodge (FL)
Tour Kinsale area from morning until lunch.
Head to Midelton Distillery for tour after lunch
Return to Kinsale for final night at FL.
Head to Cliffs of Moher...tour there
Drive to Galway after Cliffs.
Staying at Petra House for two nights, but no immediate plans once we arrive this day.
May drive to Knock for Mass but those are our only plans at the moment.
One more night at Petra House
Wake in Galway but have completely open plans
Don't know where we are staying.
Day/Night 8 - this is our actual anniversary :-)
Drive back to Dublin.
Return rental car.
Staying at Buswell Hotel
Will be doing the Folklore dinner at The Brazen Head
No other plans this day.
My brother wants me to go to a pub called The Celt.
Trinity College & Book of Kells in the morning
Thinking about EPIC museum
Not much planned after that.
Staying at Buswell hotel
Day 10 - Fly home.
Things we are thinking about:
Falconry Tour at Ashford Castle
Totally open to experienced insight.