I’ve booked a bike tour in late August, flying into Cork and meeting at Killarney. The six-day looped tour itinerary includes many southwestern locations (Ring of Kerry, Kenmare, Gap of Dunloe, Healy Pass, Cara Pass, Whiddy Island). I’d like to fly in a couple days early to acclimate & minimize any consequence of travel delay. It seems logical to stay in Cork — what to do/see there?
After the bike tour, the idea is to rent a car and explore more of the western coast/southern Ireland. What sites are not-to-be missed? I’ve done a bit of research and Aran Islands & Galway keep coming up. Thanks and advance for any response or advice.