My wife an I'll be visiting family in England at the end of June and plan to take a week to visit Ireland for the first time. I've read through the 2013 RS guidebook, read through posts on this board, and have done some other research online. Following is my proposed schedule; I'd appreciate any comments as to feasibility, recommendations, etc.
Day 1 arrive Dublin Airport in morning, pick up rental car, and drive to Kilkenny. Overnight in Kilkenny.
Day 2 visit Cashel early in morning, then drive to Dingle (with possible stop in Adare for lunch). Overnight in Dingle.
Day 3 drive the Dingle Peninsula Loop. Overnight in Dingle.
Day 4 drive to Glengarriff to visit family friends for lunch or dinner (and for a visit to a spot off the beaten path). Overnight in Glengarriff.
Day 5 drive to Cork Airport, drop rental car, taxi to train station, then train to Dublin. Overnight in Dublin.
Day 6 in Dublin.
Day 7 in Dublin.
Day 8 fly back to Birmingham, England.