To be honest, I haven't looked into all the areas and history just yet. As a tour guide in Vancouver, I haven't really had much time during our peak season here. But I can tell you that I am very interested in exploring the whole island, as I have friends in Cork, Dublin, Wicklow, Belfast (UK - I know), and elsewhere. I'm open to living anywhere to start, as I'm more interested in settling in and looking for work first before spending my savings on travel. However, I plan to explore as much as possible from the Cliffs of Moher to Guinness Brewery to Ring of Kerry, and historic Irish castles. Do you have any suggestions on best ways to travel for an independent or solo traveller in Ireland? I haven't looked into all of that yet, because I am not sure what my travel budget will be.
I plan to use Ireland as a base to work, and travel around Europe. There are many countries I wish to visit and explore, so I will have to pick certain regions.