We'll be in Ireland or 3 weeks, leaving 9/18. Will stay in a cottage near Wexford the first week, then circumnavigating the Isle. Will stay in Dingle area 3 nights then Galway area for 3 nights then Westport area for 2-3 nights then Derry/Portrus area for 2-3 nights then Belfast for 2-3 nights the Dublin for 2-3 nights Then off to Sardinia. Have heard that the Boulevard Guesthouse in Westport is terrific. Thanks for help with others!
In 2012 our family stayed at the following b&b's in Ireland. Dingle - Coastline Guesthouse. Galway - Amber Hill. Belfast - Camera Guesthouse. Dublin - Waterloo Lodge.
All these places met our needs quite well.
In Dingle, we stayed here a couple years ago and found it to be lovely and the mistress most hospitable: http://www.cillbhreachouse.com/
Thanks for the replies. I completed our bookings for our three week stay in Ireland last night. I've sent our itinerary out to our friends so they may enjoy reading the list of great places. Hope you all do too! First night – Pebble Mill B&B on Posie Row Malahide Co./ Dublin Then pick up key from owner at Edenville Farm,Cloghran for a week's stay at a cottage on Dingle Dell, Bree, Co. Wexford (SE area). We will then circumnavigate the Emerald Isle with stays at..... Duinin House, Dingle 3 nights(on the Peninsula) Kate's Place B&B in Doolin 3 nights(which is next door to her mother's, near her uncle's B&Bs and Pub). Tiny town famous for trad pub music . Ballykine House B&B, Clonbur, Cong 2 nights(Cong is the village where The Quiet Man with John Wayne/Maureen O'Hara was filmed in '51. The Causeway Tavern B&B, Bushmills UK,4 nights (1 hr to Belfast). We will tour the many wonderful sights and be here for my husband's B'day; the Distillery is nearby with tours/tastings!) Last is The Bram Stoker Hotel/Pub on the seawalk, Clontarf, Dublin 2 nights.There's a Museum as well; James Joyce house/museum near. From there we head to the airport and fly to Sardinia to stay with friends, then on to Provence,Tuscany, Turkey, Greece, Naples, Rome( 12 night cruise),then on the Venice, Croatia, Hungary,(holidays in Budapest with friends), then westward to Germany, Belgium, Netherlands.... We leave from Seattle EARLY am 9/17 and return 1/22/2014 from Amsterdam. (Yes, we know about the Shengren Pact and are spending the appropriate days out of the area so we DO NOT exceed the 90 days!) We appreciate all the tips from the Helpline sections and wish Happy Trails to You!!!!