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Trip review
Ireland

Kirsten
Kirsten
loved their trip to Ireland

We flew from NYC to Dublin and traveled south through the Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough in Kilkenny. Continued south to Kinsale to Killarney to tour the West coast of Ireland along the Wild Atlantic Way to the Ring of Kerry north to the Cliffs of Moher continuing north to Galway and Connemara. From Connemara drove back to Dublin to return home to NYC. Made many stops along the way!
Trip Details
Travelled
As a family
On
14 September 2019
Trip type
Luxury

Trip customised with a local travel agent in the destination

Kirsten
Kirsten
24 September 2019
Best parts:
Best parts: Dublin, Ring of Kerry (Killarney National Park), Cliffs of Moher, our fabulous driver who added so much to our trip. Side trips to Skellig Michael during our trip along the Ring of Kerry, 'back stage' tour of Fitzgerald Stadium, Co, Kerry (Killarney); sea side town outside of Galway on our way to Connemara. Loved Lahinch Beach on our way to the Cliffs of Moher. The Irish people were extraordinary. Our driver was fabulous and allowed me to really relax and absorb the breathtaking landscape. Castles and gardens were bountiful. (Kilkenny Castle & Rock of Cashel...Powerscourt Gardnen not to be missed). Loved Dublin hotels (The Alex & The Green) ; also Mount Juilet Estate and Sheen Falls - stunning. The people of Ireland are the friendliest ever and have the gift of gab!! Loved them all in city and country. Also, discovered fabulous restaurants and pubs!
Worst parts:
2 hotels not great: ********* (near Cliffs of Moher - really dated and shabby probably hasn't been updated since the early 80's). Would have preferred to stay in Lahinch Beach. Also, *********** turned out to be a B&B which was not made known to us- very uncomfortable but only one night). Also, there is literally nowhere to exchange $ to Euros...neither banks nor hotels will exchange money. We were unable to use our ATM card at any bank. Therefore, visitors should come prepared with Euros or use travelers checks...it was really difficult. There was a lot of driving in between places where we could have stayed closer to our destination. For example, we stayed at Sheen Falls (gorgeous for 2 nights) during our Ring of Kerry tour. We could have stayed closer to Co. Clare instead of driving all the way back to Sheen Falls - very long driving as we were making our way to the Cliffs of Moher. Also, could only visit 2 castles in one day (Kilkenny & Rock of Cashel) although I paid for 3 (Cahir); Also, Dingle was on our itinerary along with Adare coming from Sheen Falls in Kenmare. Dingle too far away to drive and Adare was very over-rated (filled with tourists and just over-hyped!). In fact, we drove from Galway to Connemara to stay for only one night. It's a beautiful part of Ireland and needed more than one night. We were able to see it on our way back to Dublin but too far to drive for one night. Would have preferred to stay in Galway. Also, perhaps we could have left from Galway to NY so we would not have had to drive all the way back to Dublin but I'm not sure how that works. So there are changes I would have made to lessen all the driving and make it more efficient. Also, perhaps stay longer in some of the ares and eliminate Connemara since we didn't have enough time there and it was a far destination for one night. But overall it was an incredible experience. And we loved it.
Beth
Agency's comment
Beth
Great photos! I'm thrilled you and your family had such an amazing time and that your driver took such great care of you. He's probably an honorary Brody after your time together! Thanks for sharing y...Great photos! I'm thrilled you and your family had such an amazing time and that your driver took such great care of you. He's probably an honorary Brody after your time together! Thanks for sharing your experiences and advice for future trips to Ireland- it really helps make a difference and you are very thoughtful to do so. All the best and I hope that you'll be back and bring the sunny days with you again.See more
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