Dulles to Dublin, Redeye Direct
Dublin, 4 Days
Lodging: Westin Dublin
Pick up car and head up to County Monaghan in Northern Ireland, 2 Days
Lodging: B&B TBD
Mayo/Galway, 3 Days
Lodging: Ashford Castle
Ennis/Cliffs of Moher, 3 Days
Lodging: Old Ground Hotel
My question to you: ever been to Ireland? Any thoughts for us as we meander from Dublin to Monaghan, then down to Galway and Connemara? I know Dublin will include skulking around in James Joyce’s footsteps in some fashion. (I didn’t take an entire semester studying Ulysses, and Ulysses only, for nothing.) And in Ennis, I’ve been advised by SnacksPlease* that I’d be remiss in not heading to tiny, neighboring Doolin each night to take in the live music that fills the three pubs that comprise the village. Oh, and in addition to clay shooting, golf and equestrian pursuits, Ashford Castle has falconry. Of course i’m going to try it.
*The honeymoon MVP, because she steered us to Sceptre Tours, who pulled off a package at least twice as nice in upgrades as the one we were putting together ourselves, and for about $1,000 less.