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I will be traveling to Ireland in May 2018. We're planning on spending one night in Galway before heading south to Killarney. Would we be better off spending two nights in Galway and making the drive to Killarney in one day, or should we spend a night/day exploring Galway and then head south, find a hotel near Limerick, and then finish out the drive to Killarney the next day? I am just afraid that the drive from Galway to Killarney may be a lot for one day. Any suggestions on what area of Galway to stay in? I'm hoping to find a place to stay that has parking so we can just park the car and walk. I've read a few blogs that say parking in the city can be a pain.

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1. Re: Suggestions needed!!

I've stayed in the Menlo Park Hotel. A nice hotel with plenty of parking & a not very taxing 15 minutes or so walk to Eyre Square

https://www.menloparkhotel.com/

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2. Re: Suggestions needed!!

We always stay in the Salthill neighborhood of Galway and take the approx. 1 mile walk into the town center. Lower prices, nice neighborhood and lots of parking. Adding time to Galway is always a wise. :-)

Ennis or the area around Bunratty Castle are nice mid-point stops on the way down to Killarney.

FYI - The drive from Galway to Killarney without stops is about 3.5 - 4.0 hours on a good day = 130 miles.

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I have stayed in Galway City a number of times, however a number of friends have recommended 'The Nest' Boutique hostel in Salthill, and after a brief look / see I will most likely switch to staying there.

http://www.thenestaccommodation.com/

I am a fan of Ennis, accommodations and eateries to fit any budget, plus plenty to see & do locally.

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Thank you everyone for your suggestions! I think I may just do one night in Galway and then one night somewhere on the route to Killarney so the driving isn’t too much for one day.

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Two nights in Galway for me.

www.harbour.ie/

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6. Re: Suggestions needed!!

Two nights is a no brainer, youll regret not doing so.

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