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6 day trip to Ireland in March

Please, help me plan my first and fast six days in Ireland. We are traveling in mid March. The flight is into Shannon out of Dublin. We have rented a small car with GPS and insurance. The hotels that have been booked are 2 nights in Ennis, 2 nights in Cork and finally 2 nights in Dublin. There is so much to see I am overwhelmed. I'd like to see the Cliffs of Moher the first day. The second day Dingle Penninsula. The ring of Kerry? Killarney and Muckross House on the third. Then off to Kinsale, the Rock of Cashel , Wicklow Mountains on our fourth. Then Dublin. Is it possible to see all of this? Am I missing something special? Is Waterford a must? Please, any suggestions are welcome. Thank you. D

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Your fourth day won't work. Kinsale is not that far from the Killarney area, but to go there AND Rock of Cashel AND the Wicklow Mountains would be impossible in one day. Waterford is only a must if you want to see the crystal factory. Driving in Ireland is very slow, and you want to allow time to actually see the places you're going to. You might want to see Kinsale, then head up to Cashel (maybe stopping at Cahir Castle on the way), and spend the night there. Then the following day you could do the Wicklow Mountains, and head into Dublin.

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Hi Debra,

Personally, I wouldn't stay 2 nights in Cork. My daughter who lived in Ireland for a year, put Cork in the same category as Limerick - a very undesirable place to stay. Why not one night in Ennis, one night in Dingle, one night in Killarney and a night in Cashel. I guess it depends whether you want quantity or quality.

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Thank you for sharing your information. I found it very helpful in scheduling our itinerary. Our hotels were booked through an Aer Lingus package and can't be changed. But after reading your discription about Cork, we are considering spending a night in Dingle and one less in Cork. I appreciate your insight.
Thank you! Debra