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Suggestions for a home base in western Ireland?

Suggestions for a home base in western Ireland?

Jan 26th, 2010, 10:49 AM
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Suggestions for a home base in western Ireland?

We are planning a family trip for my mother-in-law's first trip to Ireland. There will likely be 6 adults and one infant, so we think renting a home/apartment and making day trips will be easiest. Since this is her first trip, we would like to do some of the "standard" sites - ROK, Dingle, ruins/castles and, knowing our family, lots of pubs. Does anyone have any suggestions on a charming home base close to these sites? Many thanks!
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Jan 26th, 2010, 10:53 AM
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Depending on the time of year, Killorglin, Co. Kerry (30 minutes NW of Killarney, 1 hour from Dingle town). Great little town, GREAT golf and located ON the Ring of Kerry.

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Jan 26th, 2010, 11:04 AM
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If you are looking for lots of pubs then Dingle could be the place. It's a pretty market town bustling with great pubs, food etc. and is well located for numerous activities. I don't know any houses in particular but this looks nice: http://www.stayindingle.com/
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Jan 26th, 2010, 12:40 PM
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Maybe not in your wheelhouse, but I rented a cottage in West Cork and daytripped in around lower Ireland.

It is right by the ocean in a town called 'Clonakilty"

It might fit what you need.

www.dunowencottage.com

-john
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Jan 28th, 2010, 11:55 AM
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Kenmare is also a fairly centrally located spot. It's at the bottom end of the Ring of Kerry, and not so far from Dingle that you can't do a long day trip. It's also close enough to the Ring of Beara and Cork to do day trips there, as well. It's also a charming town with lots of great food
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