3 nights in Connemara or Dingle?

Mar 13th, 2011, 12:05 PM
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3 nights in Connemara or Dingle?

My itinerary will include both Clifden and Dingle. Right now I'm assuming 2 nights in Clifden and 3 nights in Dingle, but when I look at all there is to do in Connemara, I wonder if I should switch this. Both stays will have a fairly long drive leading up to the first night in each town. The question is: do you think it would be better to have 2 full days on site to see Connemara and 1 full day for Dingle, or the other way around? Obviously, there is also some time during the drive toward each town to take in area sights before arriving at the B&B. What do you think?

Also, I'm currently thinking of 1 overnight between Clifden and Dingle in Doolin, but now I'm worried that town will be overrun with tourists and hence overcrowded and no fun. Is there a sleepier village (perhaps Lisdoonvarna?) that might offer a more pleasant evening and still be close enough to the Cliffs for a quick visit in the afternoon or morning? If there are Doolin lovers out there, I'm happy to hear from them, too. Thanks.
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Mar 13th, 2011, 03:28 PM
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Connemara. Dingle is overrated. Liscanor, south of the cliffs, is a seaside village with great seafood -- the Anchor Inn.
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Mar 14th, 2011, 04:38 AM
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Correction: Doolin is overrated.
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Mar 14th, 2011, 05:41 AM
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Second the recommendation for Liscannor and the best salmon I've ever eaten was in the Anchor Inn - they have reasonably priced rooms upstairs too. You can get the boat to the cliffs from the pier at Liscannor.
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Mar 14th, 2011, 06:25 AM
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I third the rec. for Liscannor. Littlejane's recommendation for the boat trip to the foot of the Cliffs of Moher is a good one. I had been to the top of the cliffs many times, and took the first trip to the bottom a couple years ago. Gives another perspective on the majesty of the cliffs.

Re your original question: I would give Clifden two days by just a slim margin. However, both Clifden and Dingle are great and have plenty to keep you busy.
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