Ireland in May
Dia Duit Mo Chairde,
I am actually going "home" at the First of May. My parents decided that the Continental airfare rates were too good to pass up so they booked my flight.
Lest those of you struggling with your first trip over feel alone in your plight, even veteran travelers have issues. I have reworked my itinerary several times in the past two weeks. I think I finally have a workable travel plan
The Faeries, I hope, have settled on a route for me....of course, I well know that there will be deviations and detours as I go along. It is their way after all
May 2 - Arrive Dublin - Head to Keady (Two Nights Lodging - Dundrum House) - this will be a meandering route, as I have certain areas that I need to photograph for a book project.
May 3 - Explore Keady & Armagh -
May 4 - Head to Ardara, Co. Donegal (Two nights Lodging - Inis Failin) via Cullybackey (Family Roots) & Sion Mills (Lunch with friends)
May 5 - Explore Slieve League and points North - possibly meet up with Anchoress
May 6 Head to Westport (Over night - Linden Hall ) via Ballyshannon and a stop at the Five Oaks Ranch for a bit of horseback time
May 7 - Head to Roscommon (Overnight - Gleeson's Townhouse) - Dinner with friends and then the seissun at Doorly's
May 8 - head to Rossaveel to grab the ferry to Inis Mor (Two nights lodging - Man of Aran Cottage) - finally meeting up with Youngka!!! Inis Mor will not be the same after we are done!
May 9 - Explore Inis Mor
May 10 - Head to Bunratty (Two Nights Lodging - Bunratty Lodge) - enroute stopping at Coole Park and Thoor Ballylee
May 11 - Explore Loop Head
May 12 - Depart for Phoenix
Two back to back overnights but they make for a less hectic day in the long run. I will enjoy my time at Five Oaks much more without worrying about the drive to Roscommon afterwards.
My focus this trip is two pronged. My primary focus is in getting the photos necessary to complete my book project. Secondly but certainly of no lesser importance, I am tracing family roots in Keady &, if I can work it in, Fenagh.