Reply to horsewoofie:
Yes, we are planning to take our time on this trip, despite a significant improvement in the roads in both the North and the Republic.
On our trip in 2001, heading north from Valentia Island and Portmagee, we drove up the side of a tall hill and found a lovely expanse of red fuscia bushes along the roadway. I have a beautiful photo of the experience!
Since my last entry, I have received copies of the DK publication, Back Roads Ireland and a new book (for me) Wild Atlantic Way Route Atlas published by Xploreit.
This is an excellent guide for anyone planning to drive all or part of WAW (WildAtlanticWay) while in Ireland! It is 30+ pages showing segments of the Wild Atlantic Way, and printed in a scale of 1:126,720 (1 inch = 2 miles or 1.267 km/cm)! Amazing detail.
With us living in a US COVID-19 'hot spot', I chose to order my copy from Amazon and it was at my door in just a few days.
Reply to nastyroy67: You certainly have a predicament with COVID-19 complicating your travel plans. I would definitely advise not travelling any great distances, as you can probably find what you are looking for locally! And 'hot spots' would certainly provide you with plenty of dates! Good luck!
I have been researching off-site license locations across the countryside, In addition to visiting Jameson Heritage Center in Dublin, Bushmills Distillery in the North, and the Midleton Distillery outside of Cork, I've learned of some excellent companies with lovely selections of 'Ireland-only' whiskies, and I've noted stops along our planned itinerary where I'll be shopping for 'liquid refreshment' to either ship (via licensed shipper) home or pack in my checked luggage in 'wineskins' to protect the contents.
Thank you, all, for your valuable comments.