Hello! I am finally fulfilling a life-long dream to travel to Ireland and am just about bursting at the seams to get out on the road. That said, it has been very difficult to pare down our trip to be able to make the best use of our time and also to not attempt too much. I'd love to have a few tips on what experienced Irish travelers think of our plan. As a side note, we will not be renting a car, so all travel will be train/bus.
March 26 - arrive in Dublin, we plan to see at least Guinness this day so as to be able to keep moving upon arrival. We are staying near St. Stevens' Green, so we will probably explore that area a bit. This is only an overnight, because we are flying out to London the next day. (long story, but flights were much cheaper for us to break up this way, and I have a dear friend that lives in London, so we will spend a few days with her...)
March 27 - March 30 - London, fly back into Dublin on the 30th and take the train to Galway.
March 31 - Connemara tour
April 1 - Aran Islands day tour
April 2 - Cliffs/Burren day tour then onto Limerick
April 3 - Bunratty (by bus on our own) and open afternoon
April 4 - We are still working on this one...either Adare or other similar option and then train/but to Dublin, or just head into Dublin and perhaps explore Dalkey.
April 5 - Dublin (perhaps trip out to Tara?)
April 6 - Dublin
April 7 - fly home out of Dublin
Sharon and Kip