I would like to get to those towns (which are in counties Tipperary, Cork, Kerry, and Mayo), as well as see some of the beauty that is the Irish countryside. I will be traveling alone (at least I think I will be), which will undoubtedly lend itself to meeting people and finding myself in unique situations. As a general rule for the trip, I vow to say "yes" to each new experience that is presented to me...within reason.
I recently reached out to an extended family member living in Dublin named Padraig...and it seems likely that I'll be meeting up with him. I think he works in education, so we'll have a lot to talk about.
Beyond that, the journey is the destination. The plan is to have no plan.
Top 5 Things I'm Looking Forward To (off the top of my head):
2. Family History (Who the hell am I, anyway?)
3. Physical Beauty (I'm told this place is gorgeous)
4. Surprises That Will Develop (Events I can't plan for)
5. Pubs and Live Music (Thanks Holly and Ben for the recommendations)
I'll be traveling for 16 days (beginning today and returning August 14). Enjoy!