Day 1 – Arrive Shannon. Stay at Carrygerry. Visit Shannon, Bunratty Castle and other places the Sat Nav decides to take you to. Dine in Gallaghers, Bunratty (recommended).
Day 2 – Visit Quin Abbey, Craggaunowen, Knappogue (five years too late), Ennis incl Friary. Dine at Carrygerry (recommended).
Day 3 – Visit Adare (unfortunately) incl the An Post to send back the room key, then on to Tralee. Dine at Croi (recommended).
Day 4 – Annascaul and Dingle (avoiding the Conor Pass). Dine at Mary’s (excellent – despite us being late – sorry Mary). Quick trip up Conor Pass (cloud was down sadly)
Day 5 – Inch and Kerry Airport. Dine on Co-op pizzas at home (slightly burnt)
The Christmas 2016 present from one of our children and his partner was a two night stay gift. We were going to use it to visit our youngest in Plymouth, but somehow Ireland was chosen instead. We also decided to take up two invitations to stay with friends, Kim in Tralee and Mary & John in Dingle.
Because of circumstances, we planned next to nothing and winged it. This worked well with Quin Abbey but not so with Adare. Go to both and see what I mean.