8 days in Ireland: Southwest or Northwest?
April 15, 2014 8:21 AM Subscribe
Planning a trip to Ireland. Flying in and out of Dublin. 8 days, one car, three drivers. Help me prioritize where to go.
posted by elizeh to Travel & Transportation around Ireland (15 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
We know we definitely want to go to Galway/Clare (Aran Islands, Cliffs of Moher, Burren, Connemara) and Yeats' grave in Sligo. We're also going to spend a day or two in Dublin at the end.
The question is whether we should use our remaining 3 days to see Cork and Kerry, or head up north to Donegal. (Additional points: If we do head north, is it worth crossing the border to take the long way back to Dublin via the Causeway Coast and Belfast?)
We like history and and archaeology and nature and music and good food. We'd prefer to get off the tourist track, but will tolerate the hordes for a can't-miss, Grand-Canyon-like experience. We don't surf and one of us (okay, me) does not know how to ride a bike. We'll be traveling light and cheap, but not camping.