After a fantastic wedding and a great time on Achill I drove my tiny car down to Doolin. Tip: Definitely rent the smallest car you can get away with as the roads get really narrow! Also, avoid the roads prefixed with ‘L’ – while pretty they were about the width of a bike path but handle two way traffic.
I took the Wild Atlantic Way once I was south of Galway. A nice drive, but already quite busy – maybe more congestion here in the small towns than in Dublin
I rented a cool caravan for the night in Doolin (from Doolin Glamping). Something to break up the B&Bs and a bit of a different experience.