There is a castle stays
accommodation page worth checking out, though there aren't many options for traditional castles in Cork, so it might be more fruitful for one of your other locations. For Cork, Castlemartyr Resort
, whilst not a castle in the traditional sense, it offers a luxurious experience in a historic setting.
Regarding your concern about Easter Monday (April 1st), it's indeed a public holiday in Ireland. While some attractions may have altered hours or closures, major tourist destinations like the Ring of Kerry usually remain accessible. However, it's always wise to check ahead for any specific closures or changes to operating hours.
With choosing between staying in Killarney
or exploring the Dingle Peninsula
after driving the Ring of Kerry, both options offer unique experiences. If you prefer a more bustling town atmosphere with plenty of dining and accommodation options, Killarney is a great choice. However, if you seek a quieter and more scenic retreat, the Dingle Peninsula offers breathtaking landscapes and charming villages. The decision ultimately depends on your preference for ambiance and activities.
Some of these trip ideas
can help with inspiration for your itinerary, particularly those like 'southern peninsulas
Let me know if you have any other questions and I would be happy to help.