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My husband and I are planning our first trip to Ireland. Because of other obligations, the only time we can go is Apr 28 to May 8. We would be visiting with relatives for a short time in Falcarragh, Co. Donegal. Our plan is to drive there from the airport, spend a day or so, then make our way back to the airport. So, my questions we fly into Shannon or Dublin and what should we see on our way to Donegal?

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    Driving to Falcarragh, Dublin provides you with a better road link, as the principal routes in Ireland, in the main, radiate out of Dublin. Returning home from Shannon would save time having to make it back to Dublin but perhaps you may like to take in some time in the city before you fly back.

    Starting your tour from Falcarragh, Donegal itself would merit some of your time, the county that is. Most would then head southwards, first stop Yeats Country around County Sligo. Next on your itinerary could be Westport and Achill Island, moving on to Connemara (perhaps a day trip to one of the offshore islands like Inishbofin or Clare Island).

    Galway city has it's own attractions as well as being a hub to explore some of the West's biggest tourist attractions -Aran Islands, the Burren, Cliffs of Moher.

    With the amount of time at your disposal, you will probably need to be thinking about a return to Dublin by then, particularly if you are going to devote some time to Dublin itself.

    In reply to your question re what to see en route between the airport and Falcarragh, regardless of which airport you choose to use, after a long flight and given the distances involved, I would council that you don't burden yourself with any diversions on your first day.

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