My boyfriend and I will be traveling in Ireland Dec 29th - Jan 5th (our flight leaves on the 6th). I have read a lot of things saying it's crazy to travel in Ireland during the winter due to the weather being miserable but this is the only time we have for the moment so it's happening.
We will be in Dublin the 29-1st, with plans for at least one day trip in a surrounding area. Any suggestions for New Year's Eve fun though?
The 1st-5th is up in the air. We are discussing using Galway City as a base for 3 nights and exploring some surrounding areas. We will be renting a car for this 5 day period. We then have been talking about venturing into Northern Ireland, especially Donegal area. We both love the outdoors and would love to see (and explore) Ireland's natural beauty but I'm trying to be realistic - could anyone give some tips/recommendations for winter travel in Ireland and in those areas I've stated? Is hiking a possibility in the winter anywhere in winter hiking boots and normal winter clothing?
Thanks for reading this babbling post!