I need some feedback please. First time to Ireland in mid-September from Dallas. Flying in and out of Dublin (it was a good deal). Arriving on a midday Monday and Flying out the next Monday mid-morning. That gives us 6 full days. I will be taking my mother who is 61 so I need to work it around what she can do. She's worried about not being able to keep up so we are looking at a slow to moderate paced trip. We both want to find a way to see a bit of the west coast, but do not want to stay in 4 different hotels and spend all our time driving. I've never driven on the left, but am not too worried about it. The narrow roads, etc... do not bother me either. I am from the country.
I am wondering..should we just hub in Dublin and do a single day bus trip to say Cliffs of Moyer and call it good or should we split up our trip between Dublin and a west location like Galway or Shannon and rent a car or do bus trips from there? I definitely want to see the Cliffs of Moyer and I am a huge fan of historic and Unesco sites. Kerry and Dingle would be great, but I am afraid too far out. Seems like bus tours out of Dublin, while the easiest, would be such a letdown with the actual time spent at the locations. Thanks in advance!