My boyfriend and I want to drive the Dingle Peninsula, but being it's our first time to Ireland, we are not familiar with the drive. We want to make sure we hit the key archaeological sites and places of interest. Are these fairly easy to find from the main loop? Or does it take a certain amount of local knowledge to know where to pull off to find places of interest? We would hate to do the loop without ever encountering a castle, old farmhouse, etc--all the places of interest you see in people's photos.
Our question is: do we rent our own car and see it ourselves, or hire a driver to show us around?