My daughter and I (39 and 69) are going to Ireland for 9 days in October. I have been on the fence about driving - she is enthusiastic about traveling by car. We plan to stay the first two nights in Dublin and then were thinking of renting a car for the foloowing 7 days - going south to Kilkenny, then Killarney and up to Galway and back to Dublin. I am most concerned about driving in Galway and am thinking maybe we should either stay outside of Galway and go in for a day or bypass it and go up to Westport and back over. Can anyone help with this plan? I am also thinking of taking a train or bus to Galway and just do day trips from there. My daughter really wants to spend time in the countryside so I am inclined to find the easiest way to do a self driving tour. Thanks for any help you can give me.