It is so exciting that you are planning on exploring the Emerald Isle with your daughters in the summer of 2020! I would love to provide you with some tips and information to help you plan the perfect trip. :)
Spending a few days in Dublin is a wonderful idea because you will be able to get to know this friendly city
before you make your way to Kanturk. Here you can find anything from history, culture, music, lovely food to friendly people. Is there anything in particular that you would like to see or do
Travelling by rail
is a great way to sit back, relax and enjoy the view while travelling to Mallow. Once you get there you can hop on Bus Éireann's line 243
to Kanturk, and you'll arrive at your destination within 30 minutes. You can buy your train
and bus tickets
up to 3 months in advance, and usually you get an early bird discount when you book online.
Have you thought about going on a tour
to Blarney Castle and the Waterford Crystal Factory? The 243 service
can bring you to Cork, and from there there are many options available. You will be picked up in the city and brought back at the end of a full day of exploring. :)
If you prefer making your own way around by public transport you can also travel to Waterford
(line 40) and Blarney
(line 215) by bus directly from Cork.
It's also very exciting to hear about your Irish roots! Have you done a lot of research
into your ancestry already? I'd be more than happy to provide you with more tips and suggestions for your research from home, as well as which archives to visit when you're here.
I hope this was helpful, and if there is anything else you'd like to know, please don't hesitate to get in touch! :)