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tours to Cliffs of Mohr from Shannon airport area

I have 2 days in the southwest of Ireland before leaving from Shannon. I am traveling from Cork to the area. I would like to visit the Dingle Peninsula and the Cliffs of Mohr. Any suggestions as to lodging and tours..I dont have a car. thank you

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I was in SW Ireland last summer. The Dingle peninsula and the Cliffs of Moher are not very close to each other, especially if you only have 2 days to enjoy them. I'd pick one area and concentrate my time there. Both areas have beautiful coastal scenery. And, contrary to popular opinion, Irish cuisine is great, especially all the seafood available near the coast.

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ravargo-in view of the fact that you are coming from Cork it really makes sense to see Dingle, then catch the Cliffs on the way to Shannon. The Cliffs are uncrowded late afternoon after the tour buses have gone. Both the Dingle Peninsula and the Cliffs are stunning, but Dingle has a lot more to it, I would strongly recommend a full day or day and a half in Dingle. Also note that you can easily drive over Conor Pass out of Dingle, one of the great views in Ireland, though I do not know what route a bus would take from Dingle...
In other words, I think you would miss a lot that's on the way if you just focus on getting to the Cliffs, which can be experienced in a couple of hours.

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You mention you don't have a car. If you prefer to not rent a car, contact Tony McGann with Doolin Taxi, and he can provide reasonable transport as well as sort of serve as a guide, too.

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Good idea, Margaret; ravargo, there is also an excellent Tourist Information center in Dingle, I'm sure you can arrange a tour of the local area, such as the Slea Head Drive, and arrange a taxi too. You may find it worthwhile to take an extended one way taxi-tour from Dingle to Doolin, or just to the next logical bus station (Tralee?) via the Conor Pass.

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Here's my two cents - with only two days remaining - doing both Dingle & the Cliffs via public transport will be harried. I've been all over several times - I suggest head to Cliffs from Cork (leave as early as possible) The suggestion of the local taxi in Doolin is a fantastic idea - then you will have enough time to enjoy the Cliffs. Spend the night in Doolin - ( many local b&b's and you can walk everywhere in Doolin) - - have a nice dinner and enjoy a session at Gus O'Connors - then next day head toward Shannon on your 2nd of your 2 days - check out Bunratty Folk Park - chow at Durity Nelly's - stay the night locally and you'll be close to the Airport to head out. This way you can enjoy your last two days and not be rushing to catch the next bus ... Have fun!

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Here's my two cents - with only two days remaining - doing both Dingle & the Cliffs via public transport will be harried. I've been all over several times - I suggest head to Cliffs from Cork (leave as early as possible) The suggestion of the local taxi in Doolin is a fantastic idea - then you will have enough time to enjoy the Cliffs. Spend the night in Doolin - ( many local b&b's and you can walk everywhere in Doolin) - - have a nice dinner and enjoy a session at Gus O'Connors - then next day head toward Shannon on your 2nd of your 2 days - check out Bunratty Folk Park - chow at Durity Nelly's - stay the night locally and you'll be close to the Airport to head out. This way you can enjoy your last two days and not be rushing to catch the next bus ... Have fun!

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I have a similar situation. I will be in Limerick for a few days. I will probably have a weekend, maybe a Friday and Saturday night. At present, I'm not driving, from what I've read here, the whole process sounds stressful to this 55 year old, maybe I'm wrong. Anyway, I'm trying to decide where to do for my two days, Dingle, Cork, or Dublin. If you were to ask me "What do you want to do?", I don't really have an answer, I like to do everything, I just want to enjoy Ireland. I think I can swing a trip to the cliffs during a day, so that is not one of my weekend choices. What would you do?

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www.buseirann.ie has bus schedules for most of the region. For instance, from Cork Bus Station to Dingle takes 4 hours with a connection at Tralee.