We managed to cover huge swaths of Ireland in a little over three weeks, here’s how we did it:
September 17 Flew from St. Johns, NL and arrived in Dublin. Took a bus to Belfast
September 18, 19, 20 Three nights in a Belfast hostel
September 21 Hopped a tour bus to Carrick-a-Rede, the Giant’s Causeway and Dunlace Castle, wandered the highway to Portrush East Strand, and finally caught a train to Derry.
September 22 Spent two nights in the walled city of Derry
September 23 And the magic of buses let us enjoy Letterkenny, Dunfanaghy, Dunlewey and eventually Mount Errigal
September 24, 25 Donegal town
September 26, 27 Galway and the awful hostel
September 28 A bus tour to Doolin and the Cliffs of Moher
September 29, 30 Limerick, and a stopover in Dingle town
October 1, 2, 3 Cork, and a rainy visit to Blarney Castle
October 4, 5, 6 Dublin, and a day trip to Howth
October 7, 8 Wicklow with the Vikings
October 9, 10 Our last nights in Dublin then to Paris!