Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcements:
  • Come explore the new Fodor’s Forum
    by ibobi Fodor's Editor | Posted on Dec 4, 17 at 08:03 PM
  • New Fodor’s forum -- coming soon!
    by ibobi Fodor's Editor | Posted on Nov 29, 17 at 08:01 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Connecting trains in Chambery
  2. 2 Trip Report Christmas windows of Boulevard Haussmann 2017
  3. 3 Mid-May stay in Lauterbrunnen or Murren
  4. 4 Italy 9 Days in December/Itinerary Help
  5. 5 Four Nights in Nice--What should we do?
  6. 6 Trip Report London 'Tube-less', Fine dining, Fun excursions plus a GTG
  7. 7 Help me get excited about a week in Portugal
  8. 8 Christmas in Granada....food!
  9. 9 Looking for Paris Rental Apt.
  10. 10 beware of robbed in Milan
  11. 11 Lost property at Fiumicino airport Rome
  12. 12 Where to stay for Mont Saint-Michel
  13. 13 Christmas day lunch in prague
  14. 14 Help me pick a destination --- Please!
  15. 15 GTG Paris December 2017
  16. 16 Best area to stay in Amsterdam for a first time visitor
  17. 17 Barcelona to Malaga
  18. 18 Wedding In Cambridge England
  19. 19 Which Area in London?
  20. 20 UK Mid- May drive week Cornwall
  21. 21 Overnight stop from Berlin to Paris
  22. 22 Lorie Valley and Beyond
  23. 23 Copying a post on Swiss gondolas.
  24. 24 Headed to Madrid in the Spring
  25. 25 Anthropology and Archeology for the Turkey Traveler
View next 25 » Back to the top

Driving trip in Ireland September

Jump to last reply

My wife and I are traveling to Ireland in mid-September. We are flying into Shannon. We will be there for two weeks. My tentative plan is to spend the first two days near Shannon - either Ennis or Limerick. We will Probably try for the Dublin area after that and will spend a few days there. Then we will head for Cork and again spend a few days. Some questions I have for experienced Ireland travelers:

Should I just rent a car at Shannon or is it possible to take public transport to Ennis or Limerick and then rent a car as we prepare to leave for the rest of the trip? (I'm a little concerned about driving after being up so long and our usual plan when traveling to Europe is to just stay awake as long as possible that first day to get back on schedule - walk around town, general exploring).

I would prefer to stay somewhere on the outskirts of Dublin and take public transport in for sightseeing, museums, etc., to avoid urban driving. (Safer for the locals and me) Is this possible?

Each place we stay would serve as a temporary base while we explore the town and surrounding countryside so I would appreciate any suggestions on how long to stay in each place and places we shouldn't miss. We enjoy museums, historical sites, country walks, urban exploring. My wife and I both have some Irish ancestry so this visit is, in part, to explore this roots.

20 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement