Will be spending a week in Ireland, starting in Dublin, then going to Killarney, and ending in Shannon. Any tips, must sees, must dos, restaurants?
I've dealt with Dublin & it's surrounds before here.
You're going at a coldish time of year however if it's running the tour not to miss in Killarney is the Gap of Dunloe tour. Can be taken in either direction. First bus/coach to the Gap, then walking/horse & cart through the gap to waiting boat which will bring you down 3 levels through islands to Muckross Castle. It's a magical trip not be missed but more for the fine weather.
Kate Kearneys Cottage
Muckross House & Gardens
The Tralee Experience in the neighbouring town of Tralee.
Crag Caves in Castleisland
You could venture out on to the Ring of Kerry or Dingle peninsulas or take a tour however they won't be at their most beautiful this time of year.
Heading north towards Shannon you could stop off at the beautiful village of Adare with its thatched roofs.
If you're into aviation & flying boats, Foynes Musemn, if it's open. Phone ahead first, might be worth a detour.
Of course there's Limerick itself. Not the prettiest of the Irish cities however it has some interesting sights such as King John's Castle.
Further east & a bit off your route is the pretty village of Killaloo on the south shore of Lough Derg, the largest lake on the Shannon River.
Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet & tour; this is a really good experience
There's also one at Knappogue Castle
Please consult following link for attractions in Shannon area.
Bunratty Folk park: very touristy reconstruction of old Irish village & dwellings.
over 8 years ago
Drink & meal at Durty Nellies put beside Castle
Craggaunowen: reconstructed medieval village (near Knappogue Castle)
Cliffs of Moher & Interpretative Centre: not suitable on a very windy day.
The Burren: Limestone geology & flora: Here's a few links
Dunguaire Castle, Kinvara: Tour/Banquet
Enjoy your stay in Ireland. over 8 years ago