We are planning on staying in Ballyferriter for four nights when we arrive in Ireland, and I am wondering if a stay in the town of Dingle itself is important if we want to have the true Dingle experience. Am I right in thinking that we would be plenty close to explore the town of Dingle just by being within a half-hour's drive of it?
With a limited number of days in our schedule, I am just wondering if we should move on to Doolin after the four days in the Ballyferriter area . . . Also, would Dingle be a good base for exploring the rest of Kerry -- or if we plan to visit Cork and Cobh should we plan on just traveling to that area for a stay? In the area in which we live in the States, we are used to driving a 100 miles to get somewhere, but I'm sensing that traveling in Ireland, just due to the topography alone, may impact how one interprets the miles. Thanks for any input. I know that I must sound pretty ignorant.