What an amazing birthday present for your mother! I'm sure it will be a huge surprise. :D
I'd love to provide you with information, tips and suggestions so you can make her once-in-a-lifetime dream trip come true.
April is a lovely time of year to visit, and there are indeed many itineraries
to choose from. Of all of the destinations
you've looked at so far, what are the ones you absolutely wouldn't want to miss? Sometimes it can help to make a list of all the places you'd like to visit, and plan the itinerary around it. This way you can make the time spent in the car as short as possible. :)
I would also like to provide you with some tips based on your interests. Since you're a big fan of history, Ireland's Ancient East
can't be missed. It's filled with tombs
older than the great pyramids, Vikings
and lots and lots of castles
. Most locations are easily reached from Dublin as well, so it would be a good first destination.
On our green island the coast
is never far away, and you can find some recommended trips along the coast here
. Below you can find some additional links I think might come in handy:
- Food - Everything from the best places to eat to food itineraries
- Music - The best places for trad sessions and festivals
- Hidden Gems - Go off the beaten track with insider tips from locals and other members.
- Walking - Routes, tips and ideas
What have you been able to uncover about your Irish roots
so far? I'd be more than happy to see if I can help you find out where on the island your ancestors were from.
I know this is a lot of information to take in, so please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions. I hope you'll receive loads more tips and suggestions from our other members. :)