Ireland

This page will be about our honeymoon trip to beautiful Ireland in 2006. There is a LOT to write, but we’re busy now with the new baby and don’t have time to write it. What follows is a copy of the original itinerary we wrote prior to the trip. Note that the actual trip ended up being different in parts, but you get the idea from this that we intended to drive ourselves around the south and west of Ireland for 2 weeks. Please see our gallery for all of the pictures (only some of which are commented!). Stop back soon and maybe we’ll have more info (like our travel-log!) posted here.


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Departing From: MSP on July 4, 2006

July 05: Arrive in Shannon, county Clare

Get a breakfast (at a hotel or bakery?).

Visit Bunratty Castle and Folk Park – �.�12, �.�8 if you email and ask about website offer

Check into B&B – average price, �.�45 per night

July 06: Ennis, County Clare

Visit Ennis Abbey (Old Friary) – Free

Visit �..Riches of Clare�.� museum �.. Free

Walk along riverfront and stop for lunch (at glór café in the glór music center?)

See the Cliffs of Moher (walking paths at Kilkee) and the Burren�.. Free

See Ailwee Cave (Ballyvaughan) – �.�10 for a 45 minute tour

See Poulnabrone Dolmen (Carron Village) – Free

July 07: Westport, County Mayo

See beaches and mountains, archaeological sites �.. Free

Climb Croagh Patrick �.. Free

See Achill Island

Stay in B&B �.. Fincorry House �.�30/person, or Panorama �.�35/person ensuite rooms

July 08: Westport, County Mayo

Explore Deserted Village- Free

See Céide Fields Visitor Center �.. Free?

Drive to Clifden

Spend the night at B&B – Ben View House �.�30/person, Mallmore House �.�35/person

July 09: Clifden, Connemara, Co. Galway

Visit Connemara Heritage and History Centre �.. Free?

See Scenic Sky Drive �.. Free (Except Gas)

See Clifden Castle �.. Free

See Connemara National Parl – �.�2.50/person

See Kylemore Abbey �.. Free

Eat in restaurant in Abbey

Drive to Ros An Mihl

July 10: Aran Islands, County Galway

Take Ferry to Inis Mor – �.�25/person

Package: Overnight stay in Guest House on Inis Mór and return ferry trip from �.�55pp

See Dun Aengus fort �.. free

Drink in Traditional pub

July 11: Doolin, County Clare

Drive to Doolin �.. Visit one of two pubs.

Stop at a shop and buy �..The Doolin Guide and Map�.�

See Doonagore Castle �.. Free

See Doonmacfelim Castle �.. Free

Spend Time Sightseeing

Drink and see live music in McDermott’s or McGann’s (or O’Connor’s) Pub(s)

Check into a B&B

July 12: Killarney, County Kerry

Drive to Kilarney

See Lissyviggeen Stone Circle �.. Free

Stay overnight in Ross Castle? (Haunted?) – �.�50/person, 4 course dinner �.�17/person

See Kilarney National Park

July 13: Killarney, County Kerry

See the lakes of Kilarney

See Muckross House �.�8.65/person

See Muckross Abbey

See Crag Cave �.. No cost listed, guided tours ½ hour

Drive the Ring of Kerry �.. Free (except gas)

Drive to Dingle

July 14: Dingle, County Kerry

See Dunbeag Promontory Fort �.. Free?

See �..Beehive Huts�.� along Slea Head Drive (Fahan) �.. Free

See Reasc Site (visit Museum in Ballyferriter?) – Free

See Famine Cottage (Slea Head Drive) �.. Free?

See Gallarus Oratory and Visitor Center �.. Free?

See Kilmalkedar Church �.. Free?

See Loch a Duin Valley (near Cloghane) �.. Free?

Drive to Adare

July 15: Adare, County Limerick

See Heritage Center �.. Free

See Trinitarian Abbey – Free

See Village Park and Wishing Pool �.. Free

See Adare Manor Hotel (from OUTSIDE) �.. Free

See Augustinian Priory �.. Free

Drive to Limerick

See King John’s Castle �.. No Price Listed (Free?)

See Lough Gur Stone Age Center (16km south of Limerick) �.. Free?

July 16: Dublin, County Dublin

Drive to Dublin

July 17: Dublin, County Dublin

July 18: Returning to Shannon, County Clare

See the Hill of Uisneach in County Westmeath on the way back from Dublin

July 19: Fly back to US

One Response

  1. Lisa Lambert Says:

    Looks fantastic! What time do we leave again? See you at the airport – I’ll be the one packed and ready to go
    (Wink, wink). I’m jealous!

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