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Old 03-28-2018, 09:58 AM
 
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My two best friends and I are returning to Ireland at the end of the summer for a 10-day visit. We are looking to hit some new places but are also going back to some places we saw on our last trip: Killarney, Galway and The Burren. We'd like to stick fairly close to the coast, and I'd like to spend a little more time hiking the Burren than we did previously.

Any must-see suggestions? We really had no idea what we were doing last time, but we put together a decent trip. This time around we'd like to hit some better restaurants, see some more castles and do more hiking than last time.
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Old 03-28-2018, 10:54 AM
 
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I have been to Ireland countless times over many decades & have family all over. Bar none, the most beautiful area for me is the Cork & especially Kerry coastline & the various peninsulas, coastal villages & islands such as the Blaskets & Skelligs. I would be content now with a slow drive, hike & stop for the night type of week there.

I would also try to find when local festivals are happening, especially music festivals, & visit villages then as well. The Aran Islands are worth a trip. Also beautiful & on the other side nearer to DUB airport is Wicklow & especially the Glen da Lough area.
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Old 03-28-2018, 11:19 AM
 
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Following along...we are planning a trip for next May/June.
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Old 03-28-2018, 02:05 PM
 
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The Beara Peninsula is a fantastic place to visit, very rugged, & not as touristy as many other parts of Ireland. It would be a really long day trip from Killarney, but doable. If you are flexible, spend a night somewhere along the Ring of Beara.
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