Some of the very best and most beloved memories the ex Mrs. Twinwillow and I ever had traveling, were during the two weeks we spent touring all of Ireland on our own.
The food was fabulous and the people are absolutely, the most friendly folks we'd ever encountered overseas. It seems the Irish have a special affinity for Americans.
Also note, the wild, windswept topography of the West coast of Ireland is completely different than the Eastern coast and should definitely not be missed! The middle of Ireland is mostly low rolling hills with lovely farms with small towns and villages and again, very friendly people. And some of the greenest
countryside you'll ever encounter anywhere on Earth.
I know wherever you go in Ireland, you will be welcomed by some of the friendliest people in world and enjoy some of the best food you'll ever eat.
The small unassuming restaurants in the various villages and towns are some of the best.
I highly recommend all the seafood, local veggies, banger's & mash, bubble & squeak, and the ubiquitous soda bread
. Eat as much of it as you can because you won't get it anywhere else in the world. And also, don't forget their delicious Irish bacon for breakfast.
Speaking of breakfast, I hope you like oatmeal. It's one of the staple breakfast foods in Ireland.
I envy your trip. I know you'll remember it for all your lives.