Ireland for Under $100-Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day All Year
Ireland is a long time favorite spot for North Americans. Dublin is the first stop. To get a real feel of the countryside, I drove down to County Cork. It is nestled on the sea and has a real small town flavor.
Hike the countryside.
Rent a bike.
Hear real Irish music.
Sample local seafood.
Take a day tour of the Ring of Kerry.
Play a round of golf.
Combine your trip with a stop at Blarney Castle. (Kiss the Blarney Stone hanging 50+ feet above a stone courtyard!)
County Cork has lots of well priced bed and breakfasts to choose from. We chose the Ballycommane House & Garden since it was popular with solos and a real value with of course breakfast included.
The 4 guest room Ballycommane is set in a garden with a view of the countryside. It is just 29.2 miles from fabled Killarney.
Guest rooms all have free WiFi. You can park for free as well on site. Do be sure to ask for a room with a seating area to relax in at the end of the day or at tea time.
Solos can look forward to meeting fellow travelers in the Ballycommane’s living room.
Other nearby towns are Kenmare which is about 17 miles away. It is onlyen, while Clonakilty and just under 38 miles to the Kerry Airport. (I drove to County Cork from Dublin. However, I spoke with a fellow American solo who took a bus. I spent lots of time lost so think she had the best thought!)