Dear friends of Ireland!
My wife and I are having a silver wedding anniversary next year in early May.
Instead of having a big celebration, we would rather go to our favorite places on our honeymoon.
Those were three places in Ireland: Glengarriff, Greencastle (in the north) and a B&B on the Dingle Peninsula, near Tralee.
Early May 2022 sounds a long time away, but a trip like this wants to be organized, especially since that it doesn't seem as easy as I thought it would be.
I have a whole bunch of questions.
Just touring the island like we did in 1996 without much of a plan is not possible for a silver wedding anniversary honeymoon.
We need to plan ahead and book accommodations. However, I am getting nowhere in my internet search for contacts in Ireland who can help me organize such a trip. While I have already found out that the B&Bs in Glengarriff and Greencastle no longer exist and I have to look for other accommodation there, I am not very far for Tralee yet. I drove along the N86 with Google Street View after memory and found the B&B, which was called 'Keswick Lodge' at that time, under the following coordinates: 52.242905, -9.785964. The Tourist Information on http://www.gokerry.ie/
does not answer to inquiry on the contact page. The man who answered me for Greencastle and the hotel that answered me for Glengarriff are not responding to further emails.
Does anyone here know which tourist information is responsible for the three towns or Contys, and how to contact them, or a room agency or something? And can the one then please give me postal or mail addresses or their websites?
And then there are some organizational questions:
(1) Which airports are served internationally?
(2) Would it be possible to fly to an airport in the south, ideally Cork or Kerry, possibly Shannon.
If there is no other way, then also Dublin, and fly back from Derry or Belfast?
(Or the other way around)?
(3) We will be traveling with a rental car. Is there a possibility of a one-way rental?
Are there car rental companies that have offices in Northern and Republic of Ireland that cooperate with each other?
(4) If it is not possible to travel to and from Dublin in any other way, is it allowed to shorten the route - coming from the north - through Northern Ireland without any problems?
Any advice is welcome, first of all about Keswick Lodge on the Dingle Peninsula, secondly to optimize the trip with rental cars (one-way rental) and thirdly international flights to Ireland, whether other airports are served besides Dublin.
Thank you very much, many greetings