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Caherconnell sheepdog demo or cave tour or none

I'm planning for our trip next summer. For part of the trip we will stay in Doolin for 3 nights. No car.
On our last day there, I'm thinking to hire a private driver for the Burren tour and drop us off in Kinvara.
It's difficult for me to decide what to include in the Burren tour with limited time.
I'm thinking to see Caherconnell sheepdog demo. I know this will eat a lot of time. Is it worth it?
On the other hand, there are two caves, I'm wondering if we should visit one of them instead of sheepdog demo.

My wishlist are Poulnabrone dolmen. limestone karst (if possible, if to do a very short walk), may be a quick stop at Corcomroe Abbey on the way to Kinvarra.
We will see Cliff of Moher & Inishmore on our first two days in Doolin.
If we have seen Muckross Abbey. Is it worth it to see Corcomroe Abbey?

Thank you,

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We had a lovely drive through the Burren in July. After stopping at Poulanabrone Dolmen, we stopped at Caherconnell ring fort. I had forgotten that they also did sheep dog demonstrations. This was one of our favorite stops! The walk up from the parking area is bordered by stone walls with beautiful views. They were starting a sheep dog demonstration in 15 minutes. The well stocked gift shop (yes, we made several purchases!) and lovely tearoom/cafe were a perfect place to wait. The demonstration was very well done with 2 covered viewing areas - which could come in very handy for the Irish pop up showers. We were there probably an hour. Then drove to the Cliffs before heading to Dingle. It was a full day for us, but if you're stopping in Doolin, this is a very doable excursion. I'm glad we chose Caherconnell over the caves - we couldn't do both. It was a great experience.

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We loved Corcomroe Abbey. It is well away from anywhere and a lovely quiet and peaceful site surrounded by its churchyard and open countryside and karst scenery. The drive along the coast from Black Head to Corcomroe Abbey is super.

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Thanks Faye ans Wasley.
I think i'll keep Caherconnel sheepdog demo in our itineraries.