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(8/28/05 11:41 am)

10 nights /2 kids- intinerary ideas

This is our first attempt at a partial itinerary, please let me know what you think. I'm open to suggestions!! This will be our first trip (approx 10 days) and we plan to go mid-late June and prefer at least a two night stay at each place if possible. We will be traveling w/ two school-age kids, so we'd like to keep the driving to a minimum - and I get sick on windy, curvy, mountain roads. (We've thrown out the Ring of Kerry and Connamara area because of this) So, we need kid-friendly activities too and will rent a car when we are leaving Dublin.

We plan to start in Dublin and stay for 2-3 nights. The third night would be only if we arrive at a really late time on the first day. My husband likes the idea of starting out "busy" and winding down to the quiet country-side at the end of our stay. He says it feels more like a vacation that way.

The next stop will be Kilkenny. From Michele's book, this looks like about a 2 hour drive, which will be about right. So again, most likely a two night stay.

From there we are open and will leave out of Shannon. Our "must sees" include DINGLE, KILLARNY STATE PARK, and the CLIFFS. We'd also like to do a banquet, but would prefer not doing Bunratty. Not too interested in Blarney either. So, could anyone recommend a "base camp" that will be a nice location for the above??

So 2-3 nites in Dublin, then Killkenny 2 nights. That leaves about 6 nights remaining. Thanks you for your ideas and help.

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(8/29/05 1:04 am)

first trip

From the map, possibly the cliffs are too far out of the way and we could see them on another trip.

Michele Erdvig
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(8/29/05 11:01 pm)

Re: 10 nights /2 kids- intinerary ideas


You're right, Kilkenny is about 2 hours from Dublin (depending on traffic of course). Killarney is a good base for the southwest as is Kenmare. Killarney is a bigger busier town, while Kemare is small and charming. I assume that you want an overnight stay in Dingle? You could end at Bunratty. If you don't want to do the castle banquet you could see Bunratty Traditional Irish Night, which is my favorite.

I suggest you break our your map, connect the dots of the places you want to stay and see if it fits into your remaining days.

Since many of Ireland's roads are small and winding, you will want to be prepared with motion sickenss medication or those wrist bands. I have a friend who uses the bands with success and she gets sick wading through puddles.



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