I am planning my first visit to Ireland for Mid-April 2014, and will be happy to know if my following plan is any good:
First of all, is it a good choice to travel Ireland in April, weather-wise?
I have about 7 days for the trip (not including flights and connections), and would like to stay 3 or 4 nights in Kerry County and Clare County. I've decided to skip Dublin, land in Shannon and focus on the West and South-West. I figure I'll visit Dublin in the future.
As for transportation - I will be depending only on public transportation, since, unfortunately, I don't know how to cycle OR drive on the left side of the road, and since I will be travelling solo, I chose buses and trains as my wheels..
My main goal is Ireland's nature and beautiful scenery. I would like to make base in a central town and go out on day trips.
In Kerry Co. I've read wonderful things about Dunloe View Hostel, in Fossa, 8 Km from Killarney Town. My main fear is that Fossa is not in a central area, so coming and going everyday will be a bit of a "pain", and also, it will be difficult to visit the Killarney pubs if you don't have a car. Is this correct?
In Clare County, I am still undecided about where to base myself. I thought about Doolin, but read that it's a tourist trap, so maybe Ennis? Shannon? Limerick?
Also, I would like to go see Father Ted's House. is it worth a day trip?
6-7 days in Kerry & Clare Co.
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- 2 Venice 3 days Itinerary.
- 3 first european holiday itinery
- 4 3 nights in Bayeux, FRANCE...how to make the most of our days in winter?
- 5 Home from Rome - a trip report
- 6 Looking for a serviced apartment in York
- 7 7 days in Andalucia
- 8 4 Women Exploring London Dec 19-23
- 9 a week in Ireland over New year's
- 10 Paris: Where to Christmas Shop for Teen and Tween
- 11 Buying a house in the Languedoc - the hunt begins
- 12 Euro Train
- 13 Manchester UK-good place for a Thanksgiving dinner?
- 14 Northern Italy Honeymoon- Alps and Italian Favorites
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- 16 Traveling within Italy
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- 18 London for Christmas
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- 20 To Paris and Provence in June
- 21 Florence in October
- 22 Stories from London, France, Italy & more - Trip Report
- 23 Scandinavia Itinerary
- 24 November Solo Madness in Ireland 2013!
- 25 Going to Puglia, I hope