We have scheduled a "self drive/B&B trip" to arrive Dublin September 8 at 10am and leaving via Shannon September 14th 2pm.
We have never been to Ireland so we are guessing at the best routes to take to get the most out of our visit! We would like to know how far off the mark we are or if someone has a better route,areas to visit and places to stay. Here is what we have so far....
Arrive Dublin 10am (probably tired from all night trip) - Staying at B&B just north of town on Sept 8th
Morning of 9th- driving to see more of Dublin? or going straight to a Kilkea Castle (about 1 hour south of Dublin?) for the next night. Is there enough to do and see at Kilkea for the day or should we go back to Dublin in the am before going to the Castle?
Morning of 10th- leaving Kilkea Castle and driving to Galway area. Is there much to stop & see on the way or will we want to
drive directly to Galway? We plan on Galway area and B&B Sept 10th. Any good B&B's appreciated? Anything to see and do in this area?
Morning of the 11th - We were planning to drive to County Mayo
area and seeing that area. Any ideas? We would return to the galway B&B late afternoon or evening. Any ideas for Good food in Galway?
Morning of 12th- We would drive south to Dingle and see area as well as B&B for the night? Is this a good area to visit? Any ideas?
Morning and afternoon of of 13th -we would explore the southwest area and back to Dingle B&B for the night.
Morning of 14th - we would head to Shannon for flight out at about 1pm.
Are we crazy or does this route seem like a good plan? We would appreciate any ideas, routes, places to see and stay, restaurants, etc.
Thanks in advance,
Carl and Peggy