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Need help planing trip next May 2019


Hi, I am new to the site.  I am in my early 60's and wanted to go to Ireland all my life.  I am mostly Irish and love the music, culture, etc.

My problem is I don't want to go on a bus tour and I haven't been able to find anyone to go with me.  I would love to find a travel buddy 

but my idea of Ireland is staying in the countryside visiting small towns and getting to know the people not the touristy stuff.

I am pretty independent and would go alone but I have never traveled outside the US except Canada.

Any idea of where to start for me?  Thank you!



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Hello Marla, I would suggest that you look into any Irish Club or Irish Society in your area. There might be someone close by looking for a travel buddy just like you.

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Welcome to the forum Marla. Good idea from Judy. However, if you can't find a travel companion Ireland is pretty easy to do on your own. I have no hesitation about doing things alone in Ireland as it is considered one of the safer countries to visit. Just use the common sense you would anywhere.

Since you prefer to stay in smaller places and get to know people, I suggest staying at B&Bs for multiple nights in each place. You will get to know your hosts and can let them know what your plans are each day. That way they can kind of keep an eye on you if you need help or have any problems.

I suggest you visit my blog. Read some of the articles below but also scroll through for various articles about interesting places to visit. At the bottom of each page you can click on "Older Posts" to view all articles. 

How Much Does A Trip to Ireland Cost?

Ireland Top 10 Money Tips

Plan Your Trip to Ireland in Ten Easy Steps 


This site will give you some interesting off-beat places to see: Ireland Travel Kit

Let us know if you have any other questions as your planning proceeds. We are here to help.

 

 

 



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Thanks for the idea Judy and the info Michele.

I am going to start reading up on everything.

How early do you need to make reservations for both places to stay and airfare?

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Reservations depend on time of year. You mentioned May. The first Monday in May is a Bank Holiday, which means that Fri - Sun will be very busy in most places. May is generally not as busy as "the season" so don't worry about lodging reservations till next year. Airfare: a minimum of 21 days in advance.

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Visit Michele's Irish Shop for unique Irish gifts and beautiful photos of Ireland.

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