We will be visiting Ireland in March 2013 & would love to visit Newgrange/Knowth on the way from Dublin to Oughterard (where we plan to stay for 2 nights to explore Connemara Nat Park). We can get an early start from Dublin if needs be. Some questions ... any replies to even one of these questions greatly appreciated!
1. Realistically how much time should we allow at Newgrange & other sites? We are not very quick visitors to most places!
2. If we spend most of the day there then should we stay overnight somewhere on the way to Connemara? Any suggestions for a b&b or other nice location not too hard to find but maybe off the M6?
3. Is Oughterard a good location for 2 nights to explore some of Connemara National Park? After that we're on our way south.