I'm currently planning my very first trip to Ireland and, surprise, surprise I've got a couple (OK, more than a couple, I'll admit it) of points where I would really appreciate your help.
What I'm planning for: 8 full days + 2 half-days in Ireland, flying in and out of Dublin, from 29 September to 8 October 2010.
I'm not looking to hire a car, I actually like to rely on public transport, both at home and abroad. Also, I'd rather "move house" as little as possible.
What I've come up with: a two-base trip, staying in Galway and Dublin.
I'm thinking about 4 days + 2 half-days for Dublin, with a day trip to Brú na Bóinne and 4 days staying in Galway, hoping to enjoy the city, explore just a little bit of Connemara and see the Cliffs of Moher and, maybe, the Aran Island.
Is the the National Museum of Country Life in Castlebar a destination worth working a schedule around?
So, what dou you fine folks think- did I get it all wrong, would you choose an entirely different introduction to Ireland or can I go on planning and dreaming? I'd love any kind of feedback.