My husband and I are considering a fabulous package deal to Ireland that includes 6 nights at one of the villas at Adare Manor and a rental car, with GPS. We would be flying in and out of Shannon but are considering flying into Dublin and then leaving from Shannon. We would be traveling with our two children, our son is 14 and our daughter is 10.
Having never been to Ireland I was wondering if staying in Adare is reasonable. We are the types to go someplace and then try to see everything! Is Adare a good place to stay that will allow us to see other parts of the country on day trips? That brings me to driving. What, as an American, can we expect?
Would it just be better for us to stay in the larger towns, Dubin for instance, and forsake staying in Adare?
I am trying to put this trip together at the last minute and would appreciate any advise.