Dublin to Wexford to Mayo to Dublin

Old May 9th, 2012, 05:00 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 231
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Dublin to Wexford to Mayo to Dublin

Hi, We have 14 nights for this drive.
We are visiting relatives, including my 104 year old aunt!
We'd like to stop for 2 or 3 nights in several towns, making day trips from them.
Can you please suggest your favorite towns, b and b's, restaurants and sights along the way?
What about a cheapish castle to stay in for my birthday?
We will not be staying in Dubln this time.
Thanks very much.
Joan
joanw is offline  
Old May 9th, 2012, 07:56 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 986
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The cheapish-est castle I know of is Smarmore Castle Hotel north of Dublin; might not fit into your rather stretched itinerary but here it is:
http://smarmorecastle.com

There's one in Waterford but it ain't cheap.
jaja is offline  
Old May 10th, 2012, 12:05 AM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 2,842
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
What dates in and Out. What date is your Birthday and where does your Aunt live? Three Key points missing for putting a route together.

I assume from the title that although you don't want to spend time in Dublin you will be flying in and out from there.
Tony2phones is offline  
Old May 10th, 2012, 07:43 PM
  #4  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 231
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Hi,
We will be arriving into Dublin Sept.3rd and leaving from Dublin Sept.16. We will drive to Wicklow to see cousins for a few days. Then we will drive to Ballina, Mayo. We'd like to stay 2-3 days in a few places along the way. My birthday is Sept.9th. Thanks again for your help. Joan
joanw is offline  
Old May 11th, 2012, 12:02 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 4,433
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
http://www.markreecastle.ie/
Padraig is offline  
Old May 11th, 2012, 02:16 AM
  #6  
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 193
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Is it Wicklow or Wexford you are going to?

Kilkenny could be a good option for your birthday. Lots of fantastic restaurants (Campagne the pick of the bunch) and the Lyrath is a lovely hotel option. Neither are cheao mind you.

Kilkenny-Mayo would be a longish drive then, but not too bad.
pgriffin is offline  
Old May 11th, 2012, 06:13 AM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 2,842
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
6 days on the Ground before your Birthday, assuming 3 or 4 for the Wicklow section then a 2 night stay somewhere (Kilkenny Cashel Cahir?) before the Birthday Castle? Seven days then form There to Ballina and back to Dublin. so 6 really.

How about crossing to either Adare Manor or Ballyseede Castle, Dromoland Castle might be an option. Non of these would be Cheap

You could Then take some time heading up to Ballina Through Clare and Galway into Mayo.

Alternatively you could go the northern route to Ballina Markree Castle in Sligo or Ashford Castle in Cong, Mayo.
Tony2phones is offline  
Old May 12th, 2012, 07:14 PM
  #8  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 231
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
OK. Thanks to your suggestions, we're booked at Ballyseede Castle for Sept.9th through Booking .com. Now how about some towns and sights between Wicklow (not Wexford) and Tralee? Also a good base in Mayo. Joan
joanw is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
nycgirl1
Europe
7
Mar 15th, 2013 08:28 AM
sgreenl
Europe
6
Oct 16th, 2011 04:35 PM
JShister
Europe
20
Aug 2nd, 2010 04:03 PM
wanderer1
Europe
10
Mar 21st, 2009 07:22 AM
erin432
Europe
9
Mar 15th, 2003 10:50 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:34 AM.