I am in the early planning stages of a trip to Ireland for next Spring. We plan to stay in Dublin for 2-3 nights and then rent a car to tour the countryside. We hope to be in Ireland for 7-8 nights One of the things we want to do is to stay in a castle and are looking at either Ashford Castle or Dromoland Castle for 2-3 nights Which castle is better as far as accommodations, activites and closeness to sites? Also we are not sure what other area to stay for 2-3 nights, Cork? Any suggestions and recommendations would be appreciated.