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Apr 24th, 2012, 12:10 PM
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Help with my itinerary, please!

My wife and I are going to Ireland for 12 nights. Flying into Shannon and out of Dublin. We are renting a car, are relatively young (under 30), and flexible with what we do/where we go. Any insight into improving our itinerary, places to stay, or things to see would be greatly appreciated.

Our tentative schedule is as follows:
Day 1: Shannon airport to Clifden (bypassing Galway b/c of Horse races)
Day 2: Clifden to Inish mor (staying overnight)
Day 3: Doolin
Day 4: Tralee (stopping for lunch in Adare then celebrating our anniversay at Balleyseed Castle)
Day 5-6: Dingle
Day 7: Killarney
Day 8: Kinsale
Day 9: Killkenny
Day 10-12: Dublin (stopping for lunch at Glendalough)

Thanks in advance for your help! Slainte!
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Apr 24th, 2012, 01:44 PM
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I would not be heading to Clifden via Spiddal so getting through Galway before 11am would be a must. Its a long way so take it easy and stop off in Moycullen or Oughterard for a freshen up before you hit the open road.

Clifden we stay at Dún Rí Guest house but there are other good options.

I would have 2 nights here at the expense of the night Doolin, Spend night 3 on Innis Mor (Seacrest in Kilronan?)

Returning on the morning boat take the coast road down Past Doolin and the Cliffs/Burren then cross the Shannon to Balleyseed Castle.

One day for Dingle (Pax House?) and Two for the rest of Kerry and West Cork from either Killarney or Kenmare. Good accommodation options available.

Not a fan of Kinsale but its not my trip

Kilkenny via Cahir and Cashel, (Rosquil House or Blanchville Country House?)
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Apr 24th, 2012, 03:08 PM
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Hi! May I ask, are there car ferries on the Inishmore-Doolin route or just passenger ones?
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Apr 24th, 2012, 03:20 PM
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No car ferries to any Aran and I would not go to Innis Mor from Doolin. Its a long way on a small boat, far better to do the shorter crossing on bigger boats from Rossaveal. The only Isle I would do from Doolin is Innis Oirr and do the combi trip including the base of the Cliffs.
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