Re: A bit off topic: Ireland trip
- Hi Beth!
If you have access to a rental car while you are there, I'd go to
Bunratty. It's over near Shannon. Bunratty is a 11th c (I think?)
castle with a 19th c folklife park right behind it. They do have a
"medieval" dinner theater at Bunratty which was pretty entertaining.
I'd also take a stop by the Aran Islands, which have some very nice
sweaters. They also have a ton of truly ancient ruins and a few ruins
of early medieval churches.
Galway really "felt" like an Irish city. Dublin has more of your
generic international feel. (At least to me.) I did like Dublin and
there is plenty to see there but Galway just had a very different feel