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Feb 4th, 2013, 11:03 AM
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Ireland Itinerary feedback please

My nine year old daughter and I are flying into Dublin on April 29th - flying out on May 7th. The only thing we cannot change are those arrival and departure dates. I have a friend picking us up who will have been in Ireland for a week prior. She loves driving 'on the wrong side' and really wants to explore/drive. Her week prior to our arrival will be heavily scheduled and she wants to stay for the extra week to explore at a more relaxed pace. The three of us toured Bath and the Cotswolds together a couple years ago and had a blast just wandering about with no real plan. So, here is my general idea:

2 nights Galway
3 nights Dingle
1 night Waterford
2 nights Dublin.

or we could skip Waterford (or can we just hit it as a day trip on the way to Dublin from Dingle?) and spend 3 nights in Galway?

I am open to any and all recommendations!

Plus I'd love any kid-friendly tips. My daughter is an easy kid traveller, but I still like to plan things that she'll enjoy.

Chandra
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Feb 4th, 2013, 11:33 AM
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There is a seal rescue site in Dingle..(www.dingle-peninsula.ie) that you might find interesting for your daughter... Bee
hive huts for hermits/religious monks on the islands (Skellig Michael and near Wexford) also.. Waterford doesn't offer much IMO!!!
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Feb 4th, 2013, 12:06 PM
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I'd skip Waterford and stay in Kinsale.. Then again, not much there either, I just love the town!
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Feb 4th, 2013, 12:36 PM
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Thanks for the info!! The seals sound fun! I will look into Kinsale. I suppose I picked Waterford because it seemed like it might make a good stop over on the way from Dingle to Dublin.
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Feb 4th, 2013, 12:42 PM
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I'll echo the suggestion to skip Waterford. I'd add the night to Dublin. You really only have one full day there.
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Feb 4th, 2013, 02:30 PM
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You need at least 2 days for Dublin..Your drive from the south will have lots of "Let's stop and see" and in Dub. the HOHO will be a good idea.
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Feb 5th, 2013, 06:10 AM
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Well it turns out I wasn't entirely correct about the flexibility of dates. We fly in on the 29th and out on the 10th. Tickets purchased so now it really is final!

Tentative new plan:

Galway 3 days
Dingle 3 days
Kinsale 2 days
Dublin 3 days

I think I might even be leaving out a day!
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