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The Best of Ireland: The Coast, the Countryside and Dublin

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Program #18731RJ
15 Days | 14 Nights
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Jean Feinstein Apr 07, 2014 at 10:40 PM

I will be on the 8/21 - 9/4 trip leaving from America's Finest City, San Diego. I'd like to hear from anyone else on this trip.

Jean Jalufka Mar 26, 2014 at 11:17 PM

I will be on the August 7-21st trip. I am flying to Shannon one day early and plan on staying that night at the Park Inn. Looking forward to meeting and making new friends. This will be my 20th trip with RS. All have been great experiences. I live in Spokane WA now; previously lived in southeast Texas and Yorktown Virginia.

Lea Higgins Mar 26, 2014 at 09:51 AM

We are leaving on 6/12 for the Ireland trip. It will be our first Road Scholar trip and we are looking forward to it. Anyone else going? We will be leaving from Savannah GA and live in Bluffton SC.
JR Fahrenkrug Mar 26, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Lea>we took this trip last September. It is a beautiful country and Road Scholar did a spectacular job of putting together the itinerary for this trip. It is definitely "The Best." My recommendation is to read your trip planning guides which are provided to you and follow the instructions as best you can. If they are still offering the "dinner with a local host" think about a small token of appreciation you can give your host, something representative of your part of the country or something sweet perhaps. Our hostess was very gracious and this experience was one of the many highlights of our trip. Above all get ready to have a great time!!

Frances Empie Mar 18, 2014 at 09:49 PM

We will do May29-June12 RS trip. This will be
15 th trip with RS--all fantastic!! Anyone leaving from
Boston on Aer Lingus??
Penny Rommel Apr 04, 2014 at 05:54 PM

Hi, We will be on this trip also. Arriving the day before (May 28th) as it is a long way from San Diego. Penny and Bill Rommel.

Carol Bobby Mar 12, 2014 at 10:33 AM

june 5th trip .. we are from pgh. area
Judith Cloe Apr 18, 2014 at 10:35 AM

Is pgh Pittsburgh? We are traveling on the June 5 trip with a couple oringinally from Pittsburgh. They live in Northern Virginia now. We used to live there but now live in Birmiingham, AL. This is our first Road Scholar trip.
Carol Bobby Apr 18, 2014 at 04:12 PM

it is! we have been on 9 other adventures but none in Europe. they have been great. we are flying to Italy for 3 weeks before .. see you then!

Laura Peyton Mar 10, 2014 at 02:14 PM

We are doing the July 17-31 2014 trip. Anyone else scheduled that we can "meet" prior via posts?
Laura Peyton

Jean Feinstein Feb 14, 2014 at 12:43 AM

I looks up average temperatures in Shannon for you. May- 51; June-57; July- 65; August-61; September- 58. If I (Siri)am wrong, I'm certain someone will correct the information.

Jana Dunn Feb 12, 2014 at 06:43 PM

I am looking at the departures in August and September (and October) and I am concerned about how short the days get given how far north Ireland is. If you took this trip in, say, late Sept. or in Oct., did the short days curtail what you could do or wanted to do in the evenings? I will be traveling by myself and would be a bit nervous being out in the dark by myself in a strange city.
Linda Dooley Feb 12, 2014 at 08:28 PM

We did this program in the fall 2012 and walked every night: never felt unsafe at all. It was a great trip. Have fun.
Jana Dunn Feb 13, 2014 at 06:41 PM

Thanks, Linda. How late in the Fall was your trip, and did you feel safe walking all by yourself?
Linda Dooley Feb 13, 2014 at 07:39 PM

We went in October. I usually walked with my husband but once or twice alone. Use same good judgement as here. People there very friendly; loved Americans; beautiful country. Guiness really much better in Ireland.
Jana Dunn Feb 14, 2014 at 06:10 PM

Thank you, Linda!

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