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Ireland Itinerary: Suggestions/critiques please!

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First trip to Ireland this July: Here's what I've put together from reading about the things that might most interest my husband and me (scenery, walking, history, music, food). The air is done, the hotels are too but only one is non refundable (our last night in Adare and I think that choice will work). I am one who can't be so flexible as to go without reservations or I don't enjoy my day not knowing where I'm staying the night.

Open to other lodging suggestions if you have preference or know of issues with any of choices. Would love favorite walks/sites/ day trips/ pubs / music spots etc. I don't want to feel rushed, but am trying to see the areas I've always had in mind while enjoying some time for lazy strolls through a town or light hike, savoring a sunset, enjoying music in local pubs. I am not a great plane sleeper: want my first 2 nights in the same spot; I always like to do some light but interesting activities Day One - have an early dinner and by the 2nd drink, I'm ready to crash by 9pm - if I get that one solid first night sleep, (last one to breakfast the next AM!) I'm good the rest of the trip as far as time zone adjustment. I can not nap and then wake with any energy.

Welcome your suggestions and thanks in advance.

July 11: Arrive Shannon 6:30AM p/u car, drive to Doolin
Arrive to Doolin by ? 11am with stop for breakfast? suggestions?
11: Doolin: Aran View House Hotel: Check in, visit Cliffs of Moher, explore Doolin - dinner at McDermotts?
12: Doolin & area: explore: suggestions? LIsdoonvarna Visitor Center, the Burren, Poulnabrone Doman. Dinner in Doolin - McGanns for music?
13/14 Take AM Ferry on 13th to Aran Island Hotel, Inis Mor - any island experiences? Next morning, after breakfast, ferry back to Doolin, p/u car, drive to Galway - stops along way? If so what time anticipate I'd arrive Galway?
14/15: Park House Hotel, Galway. Saw a comment this hotel was too far from the city pubs/music and another said a 15 minute walk. Anyone familiar? We are city dwellers and walkers so a 15 minute walk does not bother us if it is a safe walk; but we want option to visit pubs/music.
14th: Late afternoon/evening explore Galway: Catherdral, Corrib River Walk, Spanish Arch, Museum. dinner suggestions? Front Door Pub? Cooke's?
15th: One long day trip loop to Connemara. Someone said our hotel bar Boss Doyle's is nice for a drink or bar menu and that their restaurant is nice if we want a break from pub food. Suggestions?
16: Drive to Kinsale, stop along way at Blarney Castle : any other suggested stops? lunch?
16/17: Actons Hotel , Kinsale ( tried for Pier House B & B but sold out)
18: Drive to Adare, Dunraven Arms Hotel. Dinner at their restaurant Maigue, walk village, visit pub - any favorites?
19: Shannon Airport for 1:30 flight to US. Believe Adare is about 30 minutes from Shannon. Check in at 11:30, return rental car prior, so leave Adare 10AM ?

Thanks for any experiences, advice, restaurants or alternate lodging etc!

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