That sounds like a wonderful idea! I'd love to give you some tips to help you plan the ultimate trip to the land of your ancestors.
- Drombeg Stone Circle - a circle of 17 standing stones, dated between 153BC and 127AD.
- Brú na Bóinne - an area filled with history in County Meath, including Newgrange, a 5000 year old tomb.
- Boa Island - here you can find a carved stone called the Janus Stone, which is over 2000 years old, and predates Christianity far back into Celtic times.
These are just a few ideas, and hopefully you'll receive many more from our other members. :) Check out Ireland's Ancient East
as well for more inspiration.
Staying in B&B's is a great way to get to know the island and the people, and you can find all tourist board approved and recommended places to stay here
. Simply select the town, city or area where you would like to stay, and all of the available options will pop up. Is there anywhere in particular you would like to spend the night, or anything you wouldn't want to miss?
The Emerald is filled with music, from live trad sessions in your local pub, to wonderful festivals. Take a look at some of the options here
Do you know when you would like to visit? The thin places kind of remind me of Halloween
, when the veil between our world and the spirit world is thinnest. Halloween (Samhain) originated in Ireland, and it is a magical time of year for a trip.
Lastly, do you know where on the island your Irish roots started? If you're ever interested in finding out more, we have a genealogy section
full of experts who would love to help! :)
I hope this was helpful, and if there is anything else you need, please don't hesitate to get in touch.