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Program #18731RJ
15 Days | 14 Nights
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Jean Jalufka Jul 31, 2014 at 12:32 AM

Coyla Rankin-we are on the same Ireland trip Aug 7-21st. I am interested in the day trip to Wicklow and Glendalough on our free day, August 20th. Have you made reservations for a tour and if so, which one and with which tour operator. I see some Viator tours that include both destinations. I would like to sign up for same tour if that would be ok with you. Hope to hear from you before I meet you in Ireland. I arrive one day early and will join the group in the arrivals hall on Aug 8th. Looks like it will be cool and rainy but then, that is typical Irish weather.

Dolores Hazzlerigg Jul 30, 2014 at 05:18 PM

Diane, it will be in the 60's so take sweaters, jackets, long pants, walking shoes & sox. also a cap or scarf as it gets windy. The food is great, lots of fish & lamb.

DIANE CORSON Jul 30, 2014 at 11:18 AM

This is Diane again. Still wondering what kind of weather to expect in Ireland in September -- I know it will be damp and drizzly sometimes, but what about temps? (II'm trying to decide what sort of clothing I will need). We will be on the Sept. 25 departure. Anybody else going on that one? This is our first RS trip, first trip to Ireland and first trip out of the US.
Jana Dunn Jul 30, 2014 at 12:00 PM

The Wikipedia page for 'Climate of Ireland' shows an average high of 63F and an average low of 50F. On Sept. 25th the sun will rise a little after 7 and set a little after 7. I haven't been to Ireland (yet), but a friend who has visited there twice says plan for rainy weather, plan for wearing more long-sleeved shirts/blouses than short-sleeved, and figure that things don't dry easily.
Jana Dunn Jul 30, 2014 at 12:00 PM

BTW, the temps I gave are for the Dublin airport. I figured that's as good a sample as any.

Michael & Marjorie Pope Jul 29, 2014 at 01:36 PM

We live in Atlanta and San Miguel de Allende, MX and are looking forward to the Sept12-26 Ireland trip. We are arriving in Killarney a day early, staying at The Arbutus.
Susan Christensen Jul 29, 2014 at 04:37 PM

Looking forward to meeting you. What is your companion's name? Have you been to Ireland before? Somebody out there will be assigned me as a roomie
Michael & Marjorie Pope Jul 30, 2014 at 10:50 AM

Marjorie and I are looking forward to our first trip to Ireland. Marjorie has some relatives we will be connecting with after the conclusion of the RS trip.

Susan Christensen Jul 29, 2014 at 01:33 AM

Hello this is Susan and this is my first RS trip. I am recently widowed and am 64 and a friendly lively person, and taking this plunge to travel. On Sept 12- 26 Ireland trip. Like to meet some new friends and plan ahead for first day in Killarney as trip begins.Advice?

Peggy C Jul 20, 2014 at 04:14 PM

We are on the Ireland trip that begins 9/26. Is anyone else going on this trip?
Marilyn Harris Jul 29, 2014 at 10:19 PM

see you on the plane. I'm coming drom Atlanta.

Kathy Trent Jul 12, 2014 at 02:07 AM

Anyone going on 9/4 trip? I'll be traveling alone from SFO on United.

Jim Kidney Jul 11, 2014 at 12:02 PM

On Ireland trip from 8/28 to 9/11. Looking for ideas for use of free time. Should we book events beforehand? Ticketmaster lists Celtic Steps in Killarney; also Book of Kells, Riverdance, Avenue Q, and horseshow in Dublin.
Coyla Rankin Jul 12, 2014 at 12:12 AM

Book of Kells I've heard is worth the visit. There might be better dance performances than Riverdance, but they are entertaining. Avenue Q is a hoot. I'm going to do a day trip to County Wicklow and Glendalough.
Virginia Floyd Jul 29, 2014 at 02:57 PM

We went to see the Book of Kells on our trip last May. That was one of the highlights of our trip.

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