I am loving this deal that I saw on Travelzoo today. It’s $414 round-trip from NYC to Dublin with dates through March. Too bad I already have all of my winter travel plans done. I absolutely love Ireland. We went there 2 weeks before we got married. My husband had a business trip so his flight, car and hotel were paid for. We got to spend a long weekend there. It was back in the day where most people didn’t have cell phones so it was so nice to be unreachable during the craziness right before our wedding. We called it our pre-wedding honeymoon.
The landscape is amazing. It is so green; pictures just do not give it justice. And the people were so nice! I remember we went on a tour bus in Dublin and the operator said that they love Americans because nearly all Americans have some Irish in them. (It also didn’t hurt that my maiden name is Irish.)
We started in the middle of the country (Carrick-on-Shannon) where the conference was being held. What was great about going over there for a conference is that the locals took us around. One of the nights they took us to a local pub in the countryside. There is no way you would find it if you weren’t with locals. When we walked into the pub, there was a band of older men singing traditional Irish songs. They even told us folklore stories of the area. Another night, we took a cruise on the Shannon river.
I’ll have to spend a few posts talking about Ireland some day. It is such an incredible place! If you haven’t been, put it on your list!