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Ring of Kerry or Dromland Castle?

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Ring of Kerry or Dromland Castle?

With my lifelong dream of visiting Ireland I realize I am trying to see everything in a short time. I’m wondering if I should add a an additional night in Kilarny or Doolin in order to visit the ring of Kerry and skip the Dromland Castle . My Itinerary.

Kilkenny (1night)- Visit Waterford & Blarney on way to Killarney

Killarney (2nights)- Would like to see Killarney Park, Dunloe Gap & Ring of Kerry

Dingle (2nights)- Slea Head drive

Dromland Castle (1 night)

Doolin (1 night)- Cliffs of Mohr

Dublin (2nights)

I would love your thoughts on Staying in the Dromland Castle vs another day in Killarney or Doolin.


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1. Re: Ring of Kerry or Dromland Castle?

If you stay in Killarney for 4 nights you can easily fit things in.

Day 1: Ring of Kerry (Night 2)

Day 2: Killarney National Park, Gap of Dunloe (Night 3)

Day 3: Dingle Peninsula, Slea Head Drive (Night 4) Actually you could stay in Dingle this night.

Then move on.

Regarding Doolin, I personally think its overrated. But others are rather effulgent about it.

Edited: 8:53 am, August 23, 2013
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2. Re: Ring of Kerry or Dromland Castle?

Why Dromoland?It's very expensive and isn't a castle, really, more of a manor house. If you feel you "MUST" say in a "castle" hotel, Ballyseede outside Tralee is as much as a castle as Dromoland, cheaper, but still very nice.

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