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Ireland

My husband and I are hiring a car in Dublin 1200hrs 29/6/14 to drive to Galway for first night and wish to return to Dublin 3/7/14. We are reasonably fit (50's-60's) interested in scenery, culture and sites of interest. Non smokers, social drinkers and would like to use our limited time to best advantage. Also which cities / towns to stay, and be back in to Dublin early 3/7.Cheers

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So, you have 4 nights away from Dublin? You could actually stay in Galway for the duration, and make day-trips to Connemara; Aran Islands; Burren region and Cliffs of Moher. These 3 areas would take up 3 full days.

Connemara lies north(ish) of Galway city : an area of stunning scenery, pretty villages, and a variety of sites to explore, plus opportunities for walking/hiking, horse-riding :

http://www.connemara.ie/

http://www.roundstone.ie/index.php

http://www.oughterardtourism.com/

http://www.connemaranationalpark.ie/

http://www.kylemoreabbey.com/

http://www.corribcruises.com/

http://glengowla.goegi.com/

The Aran Islands can be visited by plane or boat :

http://www.visitaranislands.ie/

http://www.inisoirr-island.com/

http://www.aranislandsferries.com/

http://www.aerarannislands.ie/

http://www.inismeain.com/

The Burren region lies south of Galway city, in north Clare - about 60-75minute drive away:

http://www.burrenbeo.com/

tripadvisor.co.uk/GoListDetail-i19855-Burren…

flickr.com/photos/…

You could spend 2 nights in Galway and 2 nights in north Clare (Burren) if these areas interest you, rather than staying in a city for the duration. Ireland's greatest treasure - in my opinion - is its stunning landscape scenery.

:-)

Rye, United Kingdom
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Since this is posted in Arklow by mistake and I visited Arklow in September 2012, I will say a couple of bits. First of all visited the town there and there is some lovely coast up from Arklow as we went up the coast road., definetely worth stopping and looking,. Some lovely beaches up from there, but as it was September and windy it was quite nice as the beach was empty. I much prefer beaches when they are how nature intended, if that makes any sense.

Just a random Arklow fact.

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You're quite right Tarry. The beaches of Silver Strand and Brittas Bay are well known to generations of Dubliners.

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Now you say it, it was them as those names ring a bell. Got some photos there. We didn't park in the pay for carparks, parked in the free ones closer to Arklow. Remember the road been interesting, but was worth it.

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