Planning a Trip to Ireland

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    Planning a Trip to Ireland

    My sister and I are planning a trip to Ireland next year...likely in October or November. We know this: We'll be doing a self-driving tour, and staying in B&B's. We're not looking to hit just the tourist sites. We're not going to have a hard agenda, and we want to exprience the "local" flavor. We're both most looking forward to driving through from town to town to enjoy the scenery and stop in little out of the way places. Anyone have any suggestions? And are there any major attractions you feel are "must see" and we HAVE to put on our agenda?

    Thanks in advance!
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    My daughter is spending herbwinterbsemester in Ireland. I ell ask her what she has been told.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beechwoodfan View Post
    My daughter is spending herbwinterbsemester in Ireland. I ell ask her what she has been told.
    Thank you!

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    I just talked to a man about 3 days ago that just got back. He has a travel agency in Huntington WV called The Travel Doctor. His name is Bill Fish. He is a hoot. You might look up the number and see if he has any places to check out. He went on and on how great it was.

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    I have a friend who is from Ireland and travels there every summer to see family. I always look forward to the FB pictures when they return. Recently posted a picture of a tiny structure in the shape of a Chapel. Looking through the open door, you could see religious items like candles, small statues, and pictures.
    The facebook caption said, "One of the thousands of Holy Wells dotted all over Ireland in the middle of nowhere!"
    I found this intriguing and might be a fun thing for you and your sister to look for on your Irish adventure.

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    I had a friend years ago who held dual citizenship and took a 2-week trip every year. Always did it in February or March when he could rent a house for some ridiculously low figure (for some reason, $250 a week comes to mind).

    Son was in Dublin for a week several years back. Although not "off the beaten track", I would say that St. Patrick's cathedral and Trinity College would have to be on the bucket list.

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    My uncle goes every couple of years. This September my Mom, two Aunts, and he are going w a couple of cousins. I wish I could go. They are going to watch ND vs Navy in Dublin and then stay for a couple of weeks.

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    Must See:

    Giant's Causeway

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    Guinness Brewery (it's touristy, but it's a cultural do-not-miss)

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    Trinity College Library in Dublin (and the Book of Kells)

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    I'd also strongly suggest going to the Beara Peninsula, and visiting the Gleninchaquin Park (on the peninsula).

    The peninsula IS what you think of when you think of the coast of Ireland.

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    Awesome! All of these are exactly what I'm talking about! Keep 'em coming!

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