Ireland is a blast - it rains a lot, but it is so beautiful! We took a ferry from Wales, at Holyrood, and crossed over to Dublin...then drove all the way across to Galway Bay. (three hours, by the way, if the sheep don't stop in the road and block your path )
We stayed in County Mayo, in Baillinroba - it was just - breathtaking. The beaches were SO white sand and SO clean! And the people were awesomely friendly If you ever get the chance, I do urge you to go!