2 weeks Ireland in September
Replies: 9 - Last Post: May 2, 2012 12:35 PM Last Post By: Tom1984
Apr 27, 2012 8:41 PM
2 weeks Ireland in SeptemberWe are planning a trip to Ireland this September for two weeks. Planning on renting a car and travelling around. Not sure if we are going to fly into Shannon or Dublin as of yet but we are planning on travelling down to Killarney or Kenmare and while down in this area driving the Ring of Kerry, as well as take a day trip out to the Skelligs from Portmagee.
From here we would like to go to Dingle. Dingle to Adare and then from Adare to Doolin to see the Cliffs of Moher.Then we would like to head up into Northern Ireland to see the Giants Causeway.
Are there any suggestions on the direction of the route or how long we should stay in each place. Or is this going to be to much for the two weeks?
Or are there any other suggestions for places to stop and see.
Apr 28, 2012 11:18 AM
1If you feel that two weeks is not enough and want to reduce the driving you could skip the Northern Ireland cause its bit out of the way. Giants Causeway is not that exciting to be honest. However, Killarney, the Ring of Kerry, and Dingle are a Must do. I recommend also Kilkenny if you have time and Dublin. Most of Dublin museums and city attractions are free. I think there is a ferry that you could take if you are going from county Kerry to Cliffs of Moher to safe some time. Also you can use AA route planer to see the distances and estimated travel time http://www2.aaireland.ie/routes_beta/#
Apr 28, 2012 6:58 PM
Apr 29, 2012 1:38 PM
3I also suggest scrapping Northern Ireland. Its way too much. I suggest flying into Shannon as most of the driving you want to do is easier from Shannon.
If you want too see Dublin my suggestion is returning the hire car before Dublin. Limerick to Dublin by rail is only 15 euro. www.irishrail.ie
Perhaps fly into Shannon and out of Dublin. You really don't want a car around Dublin city centre.
There is a motorway from Shannon to Adare. Adare is very beautiful but a real tourist trap. Its a few hours of a stop off but don't stay around there.
With a car you can stay outside areas and it would be a lot cheaper.
Again Killarney is very expensive so avoid staying there. Try the chain hotels or B&B's.
I can give you suggestions on routes if you're interested. Just let me know
Apr 30, 2012 2:35 AM
4As with the others, travelling to the far flung north east just to see GC is probably not worth. In terms of #4s point about rail costs, that would be very much at the lower end of costs so I wouldn't bank on finding that fare.
I use AA routeplanner to decide directions. In terms of which way to go about it all. You could do a loop if you wanted to, south from Dublin down through Wexford, head west through Cork and then Kerry and then up to Galway and over to Dublin (or you can fly out form Shannong). Aim for three days in Dublin, a couple of days in a few other places other places and three or four days in Galway with day trips etc.
May 1, 2012 2:51 AM
5Adare to Shannon, you can use the tolled LIMERICKTUNNEL.COM /
cost for a car is E 1.80 and will save you 15 minutes
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