On July 5, we will fly from London to Cork and rent a car to visit the Kerry and Dingle peninsulas, with Killarney as our base, for 3 nights/4 days. (Then back to London.)
This is the part of Ireland that we completely missed on our first trip in 2004. On that trip we landed in Shannon and had 8 days with a rental car, a B&B booklet, and no guidance. This was before GPS, so we had no idea what we were doing or even what direction we were heading, especially during the first few days in the West. (Basically we just drove clockwise, hitting the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren, Galway, Connemara, Westport, Sligo, Donegal, Ulster Folk Park, Portrush, Giants Causeway, Newgrange, Slane, Dublin, Powerscourt, Waterford, Blarney, then back to Limerick/Shannon.).
This time we want to see the quadrant of Ireland that we missed before, especially the Dingle and Kerry peninsulas, in a more relaxed manner. I'd like to use the familiar Maps or Google Maps app on my iPhone ... IF that works in Ireland. Has anyone used it there? Is cellular service available to access it in these area? And what cellular services work around there? My AT&T plan offers me Irish service via Vodaphone. And on previous trips to England I installed sim cards from 3Com.
Is this a good plan for driving in this part of Ireland? Or, as my husband anticipates, do we just follow the line of tour buses at 10 mph?