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Old Jan 18th, 2020, 05:56 AM
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!st Time..9 nights using Train Need Advice

Hello,
My wife and I are planning 9 nights and looking for some advice and feedback. We land inDublin and returning out of Shannon. Our plan is to use train and thinking a Kilkenny (family roots) to Cork to Dingle areas over that time. Looking for a combination of country B&B in smaller towns and a few nights in larger towns.
We know we can't see and do all so we are trying to keep it simple and relaxed. Are we thinking correctly as to a general route/itinerary?
Any suggestions for stops along that general route much appreciated.
Thanks in advance
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Old Jan 18th, 2020, 08:30 AM
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I'm dashing out but just one quick comment -- there is no train station in or near Dingle. Shortest drive is probably Tralee about an hour away.
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Old Jan 18th, 2020, 08:55 AM
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We had almost three weeks in Ireland last October and used trains extensively. You can find my trip report here: England and Ireland - 3.5 weeks without a rental car

You may want to take the train from Cork to Killarney and hire a driver to take you to Dingle, a town we loved.
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Old Jan 18th, 2020, 11:05 AM
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While I'm not a big fan of bus tours, I did take one from Killarney to Dingle because I didn't want to get a car (did the rest of the trip by train). It turned out to be a good way to get there, with a few nice stops along the way, including going right out to the tip which is the western-most point.
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Old Jan 18th, 2020, 03:27 PM
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https://dingle-peninsula.ie/plan-you...-rail-bus.html

We use train and City link bus also.
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