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Jan 29th, 2012, 12:23 PM
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Final Ireland Itinerary Advice

About to commit to final itinerary, but would love any last minute opinions!

Will fly in to Shannon and rent a car and drive directly to Kenmare (with stops possibly).

2 nights in Kenmare, Sea Shore Farm Guesthouse, after first night on full day Beara Peninsula, after checking out 2nd night go to Killarney National Park on the way to Dingle Peninsula

2 nights in Dingle, Greenmount Hotel

2 nights in Doolin, Ballinackan Castle Manor, Burren and Cliffs

1 night in Letterfrack, Connemara National Park, Rosleague Manor (rather than do Connemara as day trip from Galway)

2 nights in Galway, either Park House Hotel, Forster Court Hotel, The House Hotel or Skeffington Arms Hotel (Galway at the end to be closer to the airport for a noonish flight home)

Fly out of Shannon

Questions have to do with whether we have enough nights in each location (or too many) and whether it's way too much territory to cover or a good itinerary.

Thanks!
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Jan 29th, 2012, 03:10 PM
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Opt for the House Hotel in Galway city.
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Jan 30th, 2012, 07:35 AM
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Just as a note, if you are flying overseas, the drive to Kenmare from Shannon is a bit over 2 hours, depending on traffic. Make sure to drink lots of coffee, as you will likely be tired. Be careful!

Kenmare is adorable and charming. I loved the place. Great food at O'Donnabhain's. Beara is also wonderful - don't miss driving into Gleninchaquin Park and seeing Uragh Stone Circle.

Dingle has a great Celtic Prehistoric Museum on the road out to Slea Head.

The Burren - check out the Perfumery. It's a bit of a trek out to it, but they have lovely things made locally. Also, I enjoyed the Lisdoonvarna Smokehouse. Smoked salmon, cheese, all sorts of yummies.

You will have a lovely time!

With 9 days, it's not a bad itinerary. A little rushed, but not overly so. Thanks for not trying to see the entire country in that time
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