4 days in republic of ireland in the early april. what should i do and not to miss? i am alone and driving a car.
short trip suggestion in ireland
Where are you flying into? If you're flying into Dublin the following link contain info about Dublin & a link embeded in it about Dublins environs.
http://answers.worldnomads.com/questions/ireland/10683/long-weekend-in-dublin-what-to-see over 6 years ago
Well kinda, not many people describe Ireland as an island, it's a country & not so small a one at that. I previously helped someone here wanting to do it in 6 days & I thought that was pushing it but now 4 days oh well.
Link for what I advised to do from Dublin to Shannon via Killarney, Co. Kerry. If you're really intent on doing this and haven't booked your flights yet, a far better option for you would be to fly into Dublin & fly out of Shannon Airport. You should be able to arrange with the car hire company to drop your car there.
Link for what I advised travelling further north up west through Co Galway and Mayo then onward to northern Antrim and back to Dublin.
If any of the northern route took your fancy you could consider flying into Dublin and out of Belfast if a car hire drop off procedure is a place that is given that technically you will be in a different country. For Mayo you could possibly arrange to drop your car off in Knock Airport & fly out of there, since I don't drive I'm not too knowledgeable about this stuff.
The Mourne Mountains in Down are very beautiful but equally so are the Wicklow mountains on Dublins doorstep. With the amount of time you have & if you're intent on covering as much of Ireland as you can, you won't be able to do anywhere in depth anyway. Make sure you don't ruin your trip being too ambitious & trying to take on too much. over 6 years ago