Subject: Ireland - Suggestions for the south
Hi Debbie, you say that you have 4 days to go from Dingle to Dun Laoghaire. I would travel along the southern coast. I know that Cork is nothing special, but I have a soft spot for the town, and I would recommend you a stop there. Maybe you could look into staying at Isaac´s. It used to be a hostel but it has deveoloped into a hotel and self- catering apartments, with an interesting restaurant. They have everything for double rooms to bunk beds, and it might do a good base to travel to places like Kinsale, Crosshaven (best view of Cobh) or Cobh (last departing point for the Titanic and a good inmigration museum). http://www.isaacs.ie/hotelc/

>From Cork the next stops would be Youghal and Dungarvan. There is a gaeltacht near Dungarvan, An Rinn. I think that this part of the irish coast is so beautiful as the western shores. They probably are more famous due to Connacht, Galway, the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher, but the south has something soft and relaxing, that makes a good change.

http://www.dungarvan.com/ http://www.waterfordtourism.org/an-rinn.htm

And then, of course, you have Waterford and the crystal, and a journey up the east coast towards Wicklow and Dun Laoghaire.

May is a beatiful month to visit Ireland. The days are long and the summer is already there. Enjoy it.

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