My husband and I are planning a trip to Ireland with our 20 year old daughter who is studying in Canterbury. (March 31- Apr 6) We will first be in London for a few days, then will fly to Dublin and plan to rent a car when we leave Dublin. I have based the driving times on mappy.com estimates, and haven't figured out the details yet of what we will actually do. We only have a short time to visit, and this is our busy plan.
Days 1, 2: Fly from London to Dublin in the afternoon; explore Dublin, stay at the Brooks Hotel
Days 3, 4: Drive 4 hours to Killarney, explore Killarney, hike? Can one rent a boat? (Hope for good weather.)
Day 5: Drive 1.25 hr. to Dingle, explore Dingle
(Or would it be better to stay 1 night in Killarney and 2 in Dingle?)
Day 6: Drive from Dingle to a place not far from the Shannon Airport area (2.5 hrs.) (Any suggestions? I loved Bunratty Folk Park when I visited long ago.)
Day 7 Morning flight from Shannon Airport to London
I hope this isn't too much to do. I would appreciate any comments about the itinerary, and any must-not-miss things to do or great places to stay. We love B&Bs with character. I know Ireland has changed tremendously since I was there in 1981, but I know the people will be as wonderful as ever. Can't wait!
Thanks in advance for any help!