It's so lovely to hear you are thinking of bringing your mother to the Emerald Isle, to see where her Irish roots started. :)
I'm more than happy to see what I can do to point you in the right direction. To start off with flights, where are you planning on flying from? Take a look at the available routes
, and you can choose to fly into either Dublin or Belfast.
It takes about 45 minutes by car from Belfast International Airport to Banbridge, and an hour and 15 minutes from Dublin Airport. Have you thought about how you would like to travel around? You can find more useful information about renting a car in this other thread
There are many wonderful accommodations to choose from. Do you have a preference for a certain type? Take a look at all tourist board approved places to stay in Banbridge
, and you can change the location to see what the options are in other towns, villages or areas. You can reach out to the accommodation of your choice beforehand to see if the rooms are easily reached, and if there aren't too many flights of stairs to your room. I am sure they would love to accommodate you as much as possible. :)
Is there anything else you'd like to see or do while you're here, besides researching your ancestors
from this area? Northern Ireland
, as well as the rest of the island are filled with amazing destinations
, and I would love to help you plan your itinerary
. Are you interested in visiting any specific sites in Banbridge?
I hope our other members will be able to provide you with more helpful tips and suggestions, and please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.