American study abroad student in Ireland and I've been here since January. I've traveled all throughout Germany, Italy, and the UK since I've been here, but I haven't traveled too much in Ireland. I've been to places like Glendalough, Wicklow, Belfast, Giant's Causeway, all throughout Dublin, Galway, and the Aran Islands, but that is about it.
I only have about a week and a half left of available time to travel and I want to know what destinations you think are a must-see for me. I love castles and buildings and historical artifacts and what not, but no disrespect to the Irish or Ireland, but I've already seen that stuff throughout Italy, Germany, and the UK. I want beautiful and picturesque places, the ocean, green, etc. I was looking into going to Cork for two days and one night, and take a PaddyWagon tour of the Dingle Peninsula or the Ring of Kerry for one day. Which is more picturesque?
Above all, which places do I NEED to do in Ireland before I leave? Thanks so much everyone!