My fiance and I are getting married in April, and we are planning a celebratory trip to Ireland in August when we both have more time off. Neither of us have ever been, and our bucket list (we actually made one) is so long that this may be the only time we go for the next 20 years or so lol. We haven't gotten to the point of hotels or anything, but we were wondering how this itinerary would look?
Thurs morning: Land in Dublin, check-in, Dublin in the afternoon
Sat: Newgrange (morning), Malahide/Howth (afternoon) - spend night in Dublin
Sun: Kilkenny, Cashel - spend night in Kilkenny
Mon: Wexford/Tintern Abbey - spend night in Waterford
Tues: Waterford factory (morning), Lismore castle (afternoon) - spend night in Cork
Wed: Blarney Castle (morning), Kilarney Muckross area (afternoon) - spend night in Kilarney
Thurs: Day trip to Dingle/Dingle peninsula - spend night in Kilarney
Fri: Cliffs of Moher - spend night in Galway
Sun: Back to Dublin, spend night near Dublin airport
Mon: Back to US
Too ambitious? We also aren't sure about the Cliffs of Moher & Galway. Neither of us can really see a reason to go to those places other than the fact that they seem to be on every tour itinerary out there. If we took Galway off we could spend another night in Cork (not sure what there is to see in Cork) and another night in Kilarney (Ring of Kerry). We both like sightseeing/history and don't care about nightlife. We are early birds (like 5:30 am early) and plan on driving early to be at most of these places soon after they open. That said, we both tend to push ourselves to cram as much as possible in a very small amount of time - so any thoughts are appreciated!
Thanks, Sarah from Alabama