We are planning a 2 week trip and want to rent a house in 2 towns/villages for a week each. One will be Killarney, what should the other be?
A week is a nice amount of time to see a lot of the area so I'd explore another part of the country, maybe Westport in County Mayo or somewhere in west Cork which is a stunning part of the country. Towns in west Cork like Skibereen, Schull or Clonakilty are excellent bases to explore the west Cork region.
What time of the year?What are your interests and will you have a car?Where will you be arriving and departing from?
We will have a car, will visit in September and like castles, ruins, music and Guinness!
If you're up for a lot of driving and are interested in something a bit more confronting I'd recommend Antrim. Which I should stress is not in the Republic of Ireland, it's in Northern Ireland and is part of the UK. So you'd have to deal with a new currency etc. Antrim is a really interesting county. It's absolutely beautiful and has a fascinating history, which is still happening today. If you're interested in politics you may really want to consider it.
Thank you! Will check out Antrim.