I am planning a June 2 (arrive in Dublin at 8am local time) to June 15 (leave Dublin at 445pm local time) 2020 trip. The party will include me (a 40ish year old mom) and two kids, ages 15 and 11. We are very outdoorsy, love hiking, swimming, biking, and generally being outside. We love history. I would like to see as much as possible without, though, sacrificing some R&R time where we are not constantly picking up and moving locations. Any help on itinerary is much appreciated - and my preference is to have less crowds and more peace and serenity, though we do want to see some of the city life too.
Proposed potential schedule, very open to suggestions:
Arrive in Dublin and drive to Kilkenny or Glendalough (2 nights)
2 nights in Killarney or Kenmare
3 nights in Dingle
3 nights in Galway
3 nights in Portrush (or 1 night in Derry or Sligo en route to Portrush and 2 nights in Portrush?)
Drive to Dublin to fly out the morning of the 15th from Portrush.
This does not allow any time in Dublin. Also, not sure if Dingle and Galway are so different that 3 nights in each make sense? Have not been to Ireland so any guidance is much appreciated.