There is so much to see and do and to get quality time and value from your vacation planning ahead is essential. The first thing is to sit down and think about what you might like to see and do, it doesn't have to be specific if you are unsure, just a general idea like castles, gardens, coastal scenery and areas you might like to visit.
Some of the activities you might like to include: Fishing, golfing, equestrian and cooking.
The next thing is to look at the duration of your vacation, see how long you have and what can be fitted into that time comfortably. Remember if you are driving in Ireland that however long you think it is going to take you - IT WILL TAKE LONGER!!
If you have 6 - 8 nights in Ireland we suggest that you take the map and draw a line from Dublin to Galway and cut the country in half. Once you have done this you have two options;
North of the line from Dublin up and around to Galway or vice Versa
South of the line from Dublin down and around to Galway or Vice Versa
We would also suggest looking at flying into one airport and out of the other like into Dublin and out of Shannon or vice versa. This will give you a better use of your time and generally there is no extra cost or if there is, it is negligible.
If you have 10 nights or more then you can cover both sides of the line and do a full circuit if you wish or just spend more time at the things you like.