I know that heaps of people have asked for itinerary help and I'm sorry to be repetitive, but nonetheless---need some help as Ireland occupies my #1 "must get to location" before I move back Stateside next May. Mostly, I'm worried that my cousin and I are trying to fit too much in to 8 days. So, any help/advice from those who have been there would be very appreciated.
October 24: arrive in Dublin from Rome and cousin arrives from US. Spend night in Dublin.
October 25: Pick-up rental car and drive to Kilkenny. explore Kilkenny
October 26: drive to Kinsale in the late afternoon.
October 27: explore the area and then drive to Killarney.
October 28: explore the area and then drive to Dingle
October 29: spend time in the Dingle and the Dingle loop
October 30: drive towards Galway, using ferry. Explore Cliffs of Mohr and the Burren.
October 31: spend day in Galway then head back to Dublin.
November 1: spend some time in Dublin before returning to Rome
Thoughts? Are we spending time in places we shouldn't? Or are we missing something? Also, know that we plan to be flexible and stop along the way checking out different sights. Really, I just want to experience Ireland and it's people...I don't want to "have to" do everything if it means missing out on the culture and the landscape.