Thanks. I figured one day in Galway City just walking around and checking out the city would be a nice way to go at a slower pace and get out of the car. I figure I have enough other days planned of drives/hikes/biking, and my 16 year old will probably like some time to shop.
My entire schedule looks something like this
Day 1 - Arrive in Shannon 6am. Collect car and drive to Cliffs of Moher. Putter around, see Doolin, etc...Stay in either Doolin or Fanore.
Day 2 - A leisurely drive to Galway City stopping to see a few sites in northern Clare (Gleninagh Castle, Poulnabrone Dolmen, Leanmaneh Castle, Burren Perfumery, Kinvara, Dunguaire Castle). Get to Galway City late afternoon/early evening.
Day 3 - This is my day walking around Galway City.
Day 4 - Drive up to Cong and around Lough Corrib.
Day 5 - Head to Inishmore for 2 nights. 1/2 day on inishmore
Day 6 - Full day on Inishmore
Day 7 - Fly back to Galway. Drive to Clifden via Roundstone, maybe hike Errisbeg? Overnight Clifden
Day 8 - Kylemore Abbey/Sky Road/Diamond Hill. Overnight Clifden
Day 9 - Not sure, probably do whatever we missed on Day 8, maybe see Mannin Bay Blueway? More Sky Road? a Sheep dog demo? Overnight Clifden
Day 10 - Drive to Westport via Doo Lough Valley. Hope to do Lost Valley walk (3 hours). Get to Westport, explore & dinner. Overnight Westport.
Day 11 - Achill Island drive to Keem Bay Beach. Overnight Westport
Day 12 - Something around Westport or drive up to Downpatrick Head? Overnight Westport
Day 13 - Drive to Dublin, maybe try to see Newgrange if we leave early enough and can get tickets. Return car @ airport. Overnight Dublin or Portmarnock.
Day 14 - Dublin.
Day 15 - Dublin
Day 16 - Dublin
Day 17 - Fly home.
I have cousins in Portmarnock so the 3 days in Dublin are probably going to be spent with them and maybe 1 day just checking out the city and seeing what we want to see there.