Whew! Am I confused about this island! My boyfriend and I have travelled pretty extensivley over the past 6 years through Europe, most recently returning from a 40 day trip in October. We had such a wonderful time that since we returned the travel bug bit me again! The rule is we go every other year, however, its never too early to begin planning! We are planning for a April/May timeframe. I have been conducting some research and here is what I have come up with, as well as some of what we are looking for from this trip:
1. Ireland isnt that big; I was looking up train travel in between cities and from Cork to Belfast it's only 6 hours, which isn't too bad
2. There are a ton of little towns and they are so hard to choose from!
3. Is it better to stay North or South?
4. Castles, Castles, Castles!! Which one to go to?
5.A little about us: We love to eat, take photos, enjoy interesting/different museums, all of our travel is done by train, we aren't boat people ( I know there are ferries and such), we are adventerous, really really love to eat (I know I put that twice but its a big one), are very excited to see the castles, very much enjoy Guiness (VERY cliche I know, but it IS delicious)
We most likely will be there for 5-7 days, any ideas of an itenirary or suggestions for us are very welcome. Thank you in advance :)