Should we have a "home base" or travel?

Jun 4th, 2012, 07:02 PM
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Should we have a "home base" or travel?

We are spending 8 nights in Ireland in September. Is it a good idea just to pick a home base and do day trips. Was thinking of staying in Adare and traveling only to the south and southwest. Furthest away is Waterford. I'm not a fan of traveling by car and checking in/out of different locations. We are flying in/out of Shannon.
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Jun 4th, 2012, 07:23 PM
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For 8 nights, I'd pick 2 or 3 locations. Maybe just 2 if you don't like checking in and out. Sometimes day trips can take up a lot of your time just riding in the car. Look for some nice B&Bs.

When we were in Ireland for 10 days, we usually stayed 2-3 nights per B&B, and we got around quite a bit.

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Jun 4th, 2012, 07:49 PM
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thanks. are there any "must do's" we should do in those areas? i know the major ones.. but any out of the way or non touristy??
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Jun 5th, 2012, 03:52 AM
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Is this the Adare Manor Villa package you are considering? Adare is not a bad base but there are better. Why Waterford? if just for the Crystal there are a couple of other options.

You need to consider Touring Hubs if you are going to have 2 (or 3) bases and don't get stuck somewhere you drive the same piece of road 3 hours on every round trip.

What do you consider South and South west because that just covers the line from Tralee to Wicklow.
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Jun 6th, 2012, 11:12 PM
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thinking about adare because we found a cute little house to rent there. and yes waterford for the crystal only. my traveling partner inistig on that. Other than that, kilkenny, cork, kerry, clark & limerick.
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Jun 7th, 2012, 05:35 AM
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This trip report off TA might be of interest
http://www.tripadvisor.ie/ShowTopic-....html#41362684
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Jun 7th, 2012, 11:36 PM
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Thanks for the link. Still doing lots of "research" and changing my mind every other day of what I want to see. lol Everything sounds beautiful..
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