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Am I insane? Planning a trip for 7 females to Ireland August 2013

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This will be my 5th trip to Ireland, and 8th to the Isles. Two (K and V) have been with me to Ireland once each, and one of those (K) plus another (C) have been with me to Scotland. Three (R, A and N) have never been to Europe, or any other country except the Caribbean.

I've traveled in some way with most of these (A is a friend of C, I've not met her yet).

Our plan is for August, but this is reliant on when K can get vacation. She's put in for August, July or June, in that order of preference, but she's low woman on the totem pole, so may get NONE of these. We won't know for certain until March, but that's how it goes.

I fully expect for the players to change a couple times. Likely we will have 4-5 in the end, but right now it's 7. Some of these are going to be one-weekers, either leaving us halfway through the two week trip, or joining us after a week has past. One (V) because the other week she will be in Wales visiting her grandfather there.

I set up a Facebook page, and got everyone on board. I posted picture albums of about 50 different places around Ireland, some I'd seen, some new. I gave them a couple months to look through the places, read the descriptions, etc. Then I set up a poll and let them vote on what they were interested in seeing.

I chose the top sites, and set up 7 different itineraries with most of the sites in them. They then voted on those. My purpose is to make sure EVERYONE has input!

So, the voted on itinerary (#2) was as follows:

Fly into Dublin Airport
Day 1 - Dublin
Day 2 - Dublin
Day 3 - Carlingford or Ardee
Day 4 - Carlingford or Ardee
Day 5 - Carlingford or Ardee
Day 6 - Donegal (not sure where in the County yet)
Day 7 - Donegal
Day 8 - Donegal
Day 9 - Westport
Day 10 - Westport
Day 11 - Dingle (yes, I know this is going to be a very long day)
Day 12 - Dingle
Day 13 - Kenmare
Day 14 - Kenmare
Day 15 - Kenmare
Day 16 - fly home from Shannon Airport (I've done this early morning drive to the airport before)

We will be renting 2 cars if we have more than 4.

I am now researching both places to visit in each spot and lodgings. We prefer B&Bs, within staggering distance of at least one pub (preferably more, if the one is dodgy). We like trad music, but don't insist upon it. We need the B&B to have WiFi, V needs to be in touch with her email due to work. We like them to be charming (think thatched rooves, though we can't find suitable ones in our areas). Close to downtown is nice, but we prefer that in smaller villages. Don't like the big cities. Our budget is around E40-45 a night per person. We are looking for at least one Castle stay. We love chatting with the hosts and making new friends.

As far as sites, we all are shutterbugs, and love landscapes, seascapes, etc. That's what Ireland is great at :) We aren't big into shopping, unless it's local crafts. We like ruins, church architecture, folk parks, gardens.

Pub, B&B and site recommendations greatly appreciated!

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