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To book ahead or not to book ahead?

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I have always been a book ahead person, but we usually pick one or two places and stay put. This will be a different trip, as we're renting a car and driving. I'm having a very, very hard time coming up with a plan, mainly because there seems to be just so much to see and do.

For sure we have 15 nights starting September 8, flying in and out of Dublin. I'm inclined to book Dublin for the first two nights, pick up the car in the morning, visit Newgrange, then on to Belfast and a prebooked hotel. That leaves 11 nights, assuming one night by the airport.

Visit the Giant's Causeway - now I'm lost. Somehow see Connemara, Burren, Dingle, RoK, Glendalough, Rock of Cashel.


I expect we'll quit driving each day by about 3 - 4. Is accommodation in the roughly 100E range difficult to find each day? Without spending hours trying to find it?

Booking ahead gives me security and comfort, but no flexibility if we really want to stay an extra day somewhere, or conversely, want to push ahead.

Is there a strong argument either way?

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