Hello from Canada - need some advice on part of my itinerary so hope the good folks here can help.
I am picking up my rental car from Dublin airport and planning on going counter clockwise around Ireland. My original plan was to drive to Larne for the first night. Day 2 would be driving the coastal route and intoDerry (where some of my Irish ancestors lived before immigrating to Canada) for two nights then leave Derry on day 4.
But then we found out about the American Folk Park in Omagh and now I don't know what to do!
Now of ending day 2 in Omagh and doing the park on the morning of day 3 then into Derry by mid day. This would give us one afternoon/evening (which would be Sunday) and the next morning in Derry.
The other option would be to leave Dublin earlier on Day 1 and drive to Omagh, do the American Folk Park then on to Larne and pick up the rest of the trip as previously planned but I am thinking it might be too ambitious for one day.
I am making myself crazy trying to figure this out by myself so thought I would turn to the experts as to what is reasonable to do.
FYI - we Iive in the far north of Canada and travelling long distances in a day is normal for us. For example, my girlfriend lives 200 kms away (via very mountainous roads) and we think nothing of going there for a morning for coffee so distances don't bother us.
Thanks in advance for any insights you can offer!