I'd like to spend three nights in Adare to explore the countryside and the city. Would traffic congestion frustrate the driving into town at 9AM and coming back out at 5PM? Or would my driver/friend really appreciate waiting until 10AM and picking me up earlier? I'm concerned because in a 2012 visit we were driving at 8 AM though Cork on the N40 to connect with M8 and it was very backed up.
And while I'm being a worry-wart about about such things, is the N24 from Limerick to Waterford generally free flowing?
Sorry to dwell on such a mundane, unattractive issue. I live in a land of traffic and get paranoid.