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Help with Ireland Itinerary

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Hi everyone! I've lurked on this board a long time, reading everything I can get my hands on, and now I think I'm ready to ask about an itinerary. Sorry in advance for what will probably be a rather long post.

I'm currently studying abroad in Rome, and after my program ends on May 14, I have about a month to travel (solo). As my student visa expires on June 3, I've decided to head to Ireland for my remaining time until I fly home to the US (from Dublin) on June 13. I know it might be possible for me to exit Schengen on or before the 3rd and then re-enter as a tourist after the 3rd, but I would rather avoid any problems and just get out of Schengen when my visa expires. I made a separate post for the Italy portion of the itinerary to keep things organized. Anyway, here's my tentative Ireland itinerary:

June 3: Fly Rome to Dublin (landing at 2:10pm) and Train Dublin to Galway (Is doing this train on the same day reasonable? And I'm having a hard time finding anything about luggage on Irish trains. I'll have a large suitcase (from the semester abroad), a small suitcase, and a backpack. I can handle it all on my own fine, but I don't want to run into any problems with being allowed to take it all on the train.)
June 3-8: 5 nights in Galway (guided day trips to Cliffs of Moher, the Aran Islands, and Connemara)
June 8: Train Galway to Dublin
June 8-13: 5 nights in Dublin (guided day trips to Rock of Cashel and two out of Giant's Causeway, Newgrange, or Glendalough)
June 13: Fly Dublin to the US

I'm very interested in history, architecture, and natural beauty. I like art, but prefer it in small doses and/or as part of a historical building (e.g. I LOVED the frescoes in the Duomo and the mosaics in the Baptistery in Florence). I'm very also very active and enjoy activities like hiking and kayaking (any suggestions for those types of things in either base would be much appreciated!) I want to try different foods (I'm especially fond of sweets!) and I enjoy a glass of wine with dinner, but I'm definitely not into partying/nightlife. I also enjoy just wandering around cities, exploring and going into interesting shops.

All of the day trips are tentative. Would it be practical to wait until I'm in Galway and Dublin to book those trips? Some of the companies I'm looking at are Galway Tour Company (gives the most time actually at the Cliffs of Moher than any others I've seen), GalwayBusTours.ie, Go Ireland Tours, Faherty Tours (for the Aran Islands), and Paddywagon. Any comments on those or suggestions for other companies that would provide good day trips? I'm only 20, so too young to rent a car, so I'm thinking any forays into the countryside would best be done by guided tour. It's not ideal, but I think that's the best I can do.

I found some companies that do a day trip to the Giant's Causeway from Dublin, but it's a VERY long day (in the range of 14 hours). I am young and active, but I don't want to go crazy and end up with a miserable, exhausting trip. Do you think the Giant's Causeway is worth it? And am I planning too many day trips overall? My only must-sees are the Cliffs of Moher and the Rock of Cashel. Other than those, I just picked what looked interesting and was accessible from Galway and Dublin.

Thanks for reading all that, and thanks in advance for any responses!

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