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Ireland Around November 23, 2017

Ireland Around November 23, 2017

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Hi Everyone, I am hoping to come to Ireland next year and do a road trip.  Does anyone have any advice for coming around November 23rd.  That is Thanksgiving in the United States and the time of year that me and my boyfriend will get the most days off of work.  I have read on some other sites that daylight is shorter and some places may be closed. 

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Posted Tue 29 Nov 2016 2:54 PM
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Hi Emily,

Delighted to hear that you're planning a trip to Ireland next year. As for your concerns, daylight certainly is shorter in November (it usually gets dark between 5 and 6 p.m) but you definitely shouldn't let that put you off. It's a great time of year to visit. You'll miss all the crowds and there's very few attractions that are completely closed. Granted, some small attractions close for the winter and you can't sail out to Skellig Michael but, for the most part, it's business as usual.

If you're taking a road trip though, it may be a good idea to plan it in such a way that you maximise as much of your daylight hours as possible. Things like arriving at your accommodation in the evening and travelling to nearby attractions the following morning means that you won't waste as much of the daylight in the car.

I own a company that organises custom itineraries as well as transport and accommodation so if you'd like to send me an email to gary@yourwayireland.com I'd be more than happy to help you out in any way I can.

Warm regards from Ireland,
Gary Reilly
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Hi Emily,

That’s great news about your planned trip to Ireland next November, I’m sure you are looking forward to spending some time traveling around our beautiful country.

A good place to start would be the weather in Ireland, and yes the days are shorter but usually calm and a walk on the beach is always a good way to spend the daylight hours. And when it gets dark, there are plenty of places to enjoy the evening in front of a welcoming fire, enjoying the famous Irish hospitality.

As you are planning a road trip, then the Wild Atlantic Way is a must drive. It takes in all the splendor of the rugged west coast all the way from County Cork in the South to County Donegal in the North of the Island. Along the way, there are numerous sites to stop and visit, the majority of them will still be open. Maybe you will get to see some Whales or Fungie the dolphin or enjoy any of the other wildlife.

If you decide to go to the East of the country, then Ireland’s Ancient East will have loads of things to see and do as you drive through the counties northwards. Wander through 5000 years of history, view the beautiful castles and spectacular coastline where the Vikings landed and looted the holy treasures.

And as you get to the top of the Island, Northern Ireland has some fantastic attractions too, that will keep you busy all day and night. The Causeway coast is another fantastic drive taking in the stunning and dramatic Giants Causeway and for fans of the Game of Thrones, there are plenty of filming locations that never close.

You might also wish to take a look at the following thread on the forum about visiting in the Fall, as you might find it useful.

Enjoy your visit,

Martin

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Hi Emily
Sounds like a fun trip you have planned for next year.
Not sure how much time you have in Ireland but yes dusk does begin to fall from 4.30pm onwards. Shame to spend too much time in the car either way as there is so much to see and do
Let us know what you want to see location wise and we might be able to guide you a little bit more
take care
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Hi Emily!

We would love to assist you with your travel plans. At Tenon Tours we have dedicated Travel Specialists and Ireland Destination Specialists who can provide all the information you will need before you travel! To help get you started, check out our packing list with information such as average temperatures in Ireland throughout the year! 

If you would like our assistance, fill out a request form here and one of our team members will reach out to you at the earliest convenience! 
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