We just returned June 2014 from using Small Escorted Tours of Ireland. We told Margaret our dates and she came up with hotels and an itinerary. Sean Finnegan was our driver/tour guide and his commentary and great Irish sense of humor made the trip a delight.
We spent the nights in Kilkenny, Kinsale, Killarney, Galway, Connemara and Dublin. The pace was fast (one night at each hotel), but we learned and saw so much, yet it was relaxing because everything was done for us.