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One Week Irish Road Trip Advice

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One Week Irish Road Trip Advice

Hi all,

I am looking to get some feedback for a road trip in September 2018

PVD to Shannon

Day 1. Arrive August 30th 9 am

Grab car and head to Cliffs of Moher/Doolin

Overnight in Doolin

Day 2.

Aran Islands Day Trip or Overnight Stay

Overnight in Aran/Dooolin

Day 3.

Head to Ring of Kerry/Killarney

Stay over in Kenmare

Day 4.

Killakarney Area Part 2

Stay over in Kenmare ?

Day 5

Head to Cork in Morning

Stay over in Cork

Day 6

Stop in Killkenny ?

Half day in Dublin Drop car off in

Dublin Stay over in Dublin

Day 7 Full day in Dublin

Stay over in Dublin

Day 8 Fly home from Dublin in Afternoon

Thoughts ? Is this too much for a seven day trip ?

We are looking at a moderate budget with one splurge accommodation.

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1. Re: One Week Irish Road Trip Advice

Day 1. Arrive August 30th 9 am

Grab car and head to Cliffs of Moher/Doolin, Overnight in Doolin

@@@@ Yes easily doable from Shannon on that day. (journey is 40 miles - 1 hour)

Day 2.

Aran Islands Day Trip or Overnight Stay

Overnight in Aran/Dooolin

@@@@ I've never done this but an overnight stay sounds very nice to me. Having said that, I would only include the islands if you have a lot of time and you don't. Worth considering carefully where you stay that night.

Day 3.

Head to Ring of Kerry/Killarney

Stay over in Kenmare

@@@@ 116 miles to Killarney - almost 3 hours with no stops. Don't do the ring of Kerry today. Get to Killarney, park in Muckross and explore Muckross for an hour or two, then drive to Kenmare 18 miles

Day 4.

Killakarney Area Part 2 You can do the ROK today ending up in either Kenmare or Killarney

Stay over in Kenmare ?

Day 5

Head to Cork in Morning

Stay over in Cork

@@@@ What do you want to do in Cork? It's a huge county. You may not have time for it but it depends on what your plan is

Day 6

Stop in Killkenny ?

@@@@ For what?

Half day in Dublin Drop car off in

Dublin Stay over in Dublin

Day 7 Full day in Dublin

Stay over in Dublin

@@@@ Yes, lots to see in Dublin.

Day 8 Fly home from Dublin in Afternoon

Thoughts ? Is this too much for a seven day trip ?

It's busy but doable, tell us what your plan is for Cork and Kilkenny and we can help further

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2. Re: One Week Irish Road Trip Advice

Is there somewhere you recommend besides Aran Islands ?

Should we stay somewhere closer to the Killarney that night ? Is adding Dingle too much instead of a second night in Doolin ?

I would like to see the English Market in Cork but not a deal breaker if we skip Cork and save for another trip. I would like to see Blarney Rock of Cashel.

We can skip Killkenny I was going off of another itinerary. Another day in Dublin ?

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3. Re: One Week Irish Road Trip Advice

I wanted to send this to the top again to get some more advice

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4. Re: One Week Irish Road Trip Advice

I would recommend a drive through Connemara from Galway City instead of the Aran Islands. goconnemara.com/

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5. Re: One Week Irish Road Trip Advice

Redo:

PVD to Shannon

Day 1. Arrive August 30th 9 am

Grab car and head to Cliffs of Moher/Burren

Stop at Bunratty castle

Overnight in Ballyvaugh

Day 2.

Head to Dingle Pennisula

Overnight in Dingle

Day 3.

Half day in Dingle/Peninsula

Head for Muckross and Killkarney mid day

Stay over in Kenmare

Day 4.

Ring of Kerry

Stay over in Kenmare

Day 5

Head to Cork in Morning

Via

Stay over in Cork (Should we skip Cork and go to Kinsale or another small village ?)

Day 6

English Market

Stop at Blarney/Rock of Cahel/Cahir ? Too much in one day ?

Half day in Dublin Drop car off in

Stay over in Dublin

Day 7 Full day in Dublin

Guinness storehouse, Trinity college, jameson etc

Stay over in Dublin

Day 8 Fly home from Dublin in Afternoon

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Thoughts ?

Should we take Dingle out ?

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6. Re: One Week Irish Road Trip Advice

Not a big fan of Blarney, Rock of Cashel is a must !!!!

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