As we get closer to our trip in July, we get more excited about exploring Ireland and start noticing more places we want to visit! :)
I'd appreciate input on our travel plans to see if they are reasonable, particularly since we're unfamiliar with the area. Our intent is to stay in towns where we can take advantage of proximity to visit nearby sites. I also want to make certain we're not trying to do too much or driving all the time - though I hope to break up the long drives by stopping at sites along the way.
First 5 nights: Dublin & Northern Ireland
Train to Limerick and hire car at Shannon airport.
2 nights in Newmarket-on Fergus for wedding; see Cliffs of Moher
2 nights in Clifden to explore Connemara
1 night in Galway; also see Burren?
Question: It's a long drive from Galway to Cork, but is it worthwhile going through Tipperary to see Rock of Cashel?
2 nights in Cork: visit Cork city and Kinsale
Question: Can we drive from Cork to Kenmare on our way to Killarney? Or should we drive directly from Cork to Killarney and visit Kenmare the next day?
2 nights in Killarney: visit Killarney and Dingle
Question: Should we visit Dingle peninsula after we leave Killarney before heading to Adare for last night?
1 night in Adare before heading to Shannon airport for afternoon flight
Thanks in advance for your help!