My friend and I are taking our 18yr old daughters on a European trip June 2018. We have 4 nights in Ireland: Landing in Shannon on a Tues at 7:30am; Departing Dublin on a Sat at 9am. We want to spend 2 nights in Dublin, so we basically have all day Tuesday, Wed, and part of Thurs to make our way from Shannon to Dublin. I was thinking of going to Bunratty Castle Tues AM, lunch there; drive to Cliffs of Moher for the afternoon; Then -- where to stay? Should we go to the town of Ennis, or up to Galway? Should we do one night in Ennis then one night in Galway then make our way to Dublin? Are there other things "not to miss" in that general area?
- OR - Should we instead head south from Shannon airport and do the Ring of Kerry, Cork, or Dingle before heading to Dublin?
Our daughters are adventurous and are looking forward to time at fun pubs (since they are legal there!). We are interested in soaking up the culture and seeing and doing all we can without spending our entire days in the car. Any suggestions are welcome!!! Thank you in advance :)