Ireland's Best Ten-Day Trip (Summarized Itinerary)

DayPlanSleep in
1Depart 10/4/00 (Wednesday)the air
2Arrive in Shannon, drive to Westport via Lisdoonvara (Matchmaking Festival [Get Marcia hitched!]), Galway, &, possibly, Connemara (Nat. Park)Westport
3Achill Island (Minaun Cliffs and Cathedral Rocks; hike?) & NewportWestport
4Clare Island (seals, dolphins, falcons, and otters; via Roonagh Quay), Croagh Patrick (hike), &, possibly, Connemara (Nat. Park)Westport
5Drive to Doolin via Galway, The Burren, & Cliffs of Moher (hike)Doolin
6Drive to Glenbeigh/Kerry via Cliffs of Moher and/or Dingle Peninsula (Blasket Islands and/or Dingle Peninsula Walking Route)Glenbeigh/Kerry
7Beara Peninsula (cable car to Dursey Island [ruined castle and colonies of seabirds]; Glengarriff [Blue Pool, Lady Bantry's Lookout, Eagle's Nest, Biddy's Cove, and/or Forest Park] and/or Healy Pass; hike)Glenbeigh/Kerry
8Ring of Kerry (Valentia Island, Skellig Michael [monastery & sea birds], Caherdaniel, and/or "Mountain Pass")Glenbeigh/Kerry
9Dingle Peninsula and/or Ring of KerryGlenbeigh/Kerry
10Drive to Shannon via Adare &, possibly, Limerick, depart 10/13/00 (Friday)Maryland

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