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Ireland SW Bed and Breakfast Advice Sought.....

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Hi There:
Am new to this forum. Am hoping to get some advice on Bed and Breakfast ideas for my Sept 2013 trip. After reading some of the advice rendered, I am encouraged by the generosity of information. I am travelling from the US for 7 days. I plan to start in Dublin, travel south west to the Limerick, Adarearea, move on to the Tralee area for 3 nights. Eventually we plan to make our way back to Dublin for the last night before a morning flight out. I would love some advice for the Killarney/Tralee area as far as moderately priced B&B's go. Also, if it's not too much to ask, some advice on good traditional pubs, and restaurants. Again, we are not looking for 5 star, but not the bottom ranks either.
Thanks in advance.
T

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    Can you fly out of Shannon (or, if Dublin is of no major interest, fly into *and* out of Shannon)? That will save you valuable time backtracking, as Shannon is on the west side of the country.

    What in particular interests you about Limerick and Tralee? I've not driven through Limerick, but my impression is that it's just a city - not particularly scenic. I have driven through Tralee, and for a typical tourist I don't think there's much at all of interest. Why not stay in Killarney, Kenmare or Dingle to see those areas?

    What is your actual budget ($ or euro) per night for lodging? Midrange to some is luxury to others, so an actual amount is important.

    I spent slightly less than a week in that area several years ago (you can find my trip report by clicking on my name). As a rough idea, this itinerary worked well for us.

    Day 1 - fly into Kerry from London (this was at the end of a two-week trip)
    Day 2 - Gap of Dunloe in Killarney National Park
    Day 3 - drive part of Ring of Kerry to Kenmare, drive to Dingle
    Day 4 - Slea Head loop drive
    Day 5 - drive to Ennis, explore town
    Day 6 - Cliffs of Moher, drive back to Ennis through the Burren
    Day 7 - fly home to US from Shannon

    I'm not sure if you were planning to do this, but whatever your plans, if you will be jet lagged or are not used to driving on the lefthand side, please please don't drive far on your first day. A lot of people think they'll land in Dublin and drive directly to somewhere like Kinsale the first day, and that's just dangerous.

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