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Draft Ireland itinerary - does it look ok?

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Hi, would love to get advice on this draft itinerary - i.e. what should I drop the days are packed with the things that we're interested in but I suspect some days are too full - long hikes do not feature. In your experience, which ones should I drop? Are there any that I've missed that you loved?

Partner got a new job in Ireland in the new year so in a patriotic (and tax advantageous) move our big trip this year is a driving tour of the south and west coasts of Ireland. Two weeks - last 2 weeks - Mum n Dad coming over for the middle weekend so we're back in Dublin - it will be their first trip to Ireland.
Fri 14 - ferry to Dublin
Sat 15 - Irish National Stud, Rock of Cashel, Cahir Castle, Swiss Cottage, Ballyquin beach at Ardmore. Sleep Cliff House Hotel, Ardmore.
Sun 16 - a walk on the cliffs, Lismore farmers market, Midleton Jameson's whiskey tour, Cobh for Titanic related things (we were in Belfast earlier this year). Sleep in Cork - airbnb.
Mon 17 - exploring Cork - the English market and the Crawfrod art gallery, Charles Fort, Kinsale. Sleep in Cork - airbnb.
Tue 18 - Kinsale market, Timoleague Abbey, Michael Collins Centre, Clonakilty, Inchydoney beach, Baltimore, Mizen Head and Barleycove beach, Sheep's Head peninsula. Sleep Bantry House.
Wed 19 - Glengariff Bamboo Park, Garnish Island Gardens, Healy Pass, Beara Peninsula, Dursey cable car, Ring of Kerry and Staigue Fort. Sleep in Inch, near Dingle - airbnb
Thu 20 - Killarney National Park, Muckross House and Gardens, Torc waterfall, Muckross Abbey, Gap of Dunloe, Dingle Peninsula, Connor Pass, Galluus Oratory. Sleep in Inch, near Dingle - airbnb.
Fri 21 - anything missed from yesterday, Bunratty Castle, pick up parents at Dublin airport 18.00
Sat 22 - Malahide, Dublin
Sun 23 - Malahide, Dublin
Mon 24 - Clonmacnoise, Athenry Castle, explore Galway - City Museum, Spanish Arch, Claddagh, Salthill. Sleep Galway - airbnb.
Tue 25 - Explore The Burren, Cliffs of Moher. Sleep in Oughterard, north of Galway - airbnb.
Wed 26 - Aughnanure Castle, Logh Inagh Valley, Kylemore Abbey, Killary Fjord and Leenane, Connemara National Park, Clifden, Sky Road, Roundstone, Bertraghboy Bay. Sleep in Oughterard, north of Galway.
Thu 27 - Cong, Leenane-Delphi-Louisburgh drive, Westport, Westport House and Gardens, Roscahill Pier, Newport, Diamond Hill walk (2-3 hours). Sleep south of Westport airbnb.
Fri 28 - Achill Island, Keem Bay, the Deserted Village, Ceide Fields. Sleep south of Westport - airbnb.
Sat 29 - Ballycroy National Park plus any from last two days not done.
Sun 30 - back to Dublin via Athlone or Longford.

There are no long drives, apart from the Ring of Kerry, and while we spend just one night in a few places there is a logical clockwise sequence to our overnights. We end in a more relaxed fashion than we start, with 3 nights in a lovely little cabin in the woods.

Many thanks for any thoughts and advice, Tim

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