Hello all! I know this is super preemptive, but I really have no general idea at all of an itinerary for a trip we are considering for Aug of 2013. We have chosen this time because there will be a half marathon there that we want to run (or it's in planning stages) and we LOVED Ireland when we were there.
We would like to ideally (if the date is accurate), fly in on Friday the 2nd. The half marathon is on the 5th. We'd like to maybe utilize Sat and Sunday to do a short day trip. Then hang out in Dublin the 6th as well, then leave on the 7th. Our return would tentatively be the 12 or 13. There are some beautiful places we saw in Meath, as well as down near Enniscourt and Wicklow that we want to see.
Anyone have a potential loose itinerary they would like to share. We do not want to do the touristy stuff in Dublin, as we did that when we were there in March. We do want to go to Powerscourt Gardens and see any fabulous ruins or anything like that.
Recommendations for itinerary as well as potential lodging recommendations would be greatly appreciated!
Also, I know August is in high season, will the crowds be at least tapering off by this time or will it still be insane?
Thank you SO much inadvance!!