Hi Everyone! My sisters and I are off to Ireland for a grand adventure for my 40th birthday!! My sisters are 55 and 61. We are all very active! We have purchased a package of B&B vouchers and car for 8 of the nights. The last two nights in Dublin will be w/o vouchers...we'll find a reasonable bed somewhere.
General questions - what time is too late to check into a B&B? We want to be respectful to the hosts and the other guests. If we check in and then head out for dinner and pubs...is it ok to come back very late considering we'd like to enjoy the music in the pubs and we have heard that starts and goes late.
PLEASE share your opinions!
Day 1 - land @ Shannon airport at 7am - p/u rental car and drive to Bunratty Castle. Drive from Bunratty to Galway for night.
Day 2 - From Galway drive to see Connemara including Kylemore Abbey. Stay in Galway again.
Day 3 - take ferry to Inismore. Return on 4pm ferry. Drive to Doolin for night. Will we be able to make it to Doolin by a decent hour??? How late is too late to check in to a B&B???
Day 4 - From Doolin, see Burren and Cliffs of Moher. After Cliffs of Moher, drive to Dingle for the night. Is this too hard from Doolin to see both considering they are in different directions?? Could we see the Burren on Day 1 as we are heading to Galway??
Day 5 - tour Dingle Peninsula and stay in Dingle again.
Day 6 - Depart Dingle and drive Ring of Kerry - counterclockwise. Stop in Kenmare for the night.
Day 7 - Depart Kenmare and head towards Bantry ( our great grandparents came from this area) then to Cork and finally end in Kinsale for the night. In Cork...do we see Blarney Castle?? Or is there other recommendations along this path?
Day 8 - Depart Kinsale - see Rock of Cashel and Cahir Castle on the way to Kilkenny.
Day 9 - Depart Kilkenny - drive through Wicklow Mtns and end in Dublin.
Day 10 - Dublin - hop on/off bus tour.
Day 11 - fly back to Colorado.