My husband and I are planning on going to Ireland the last week in March. I have visited Ireland a few times, but I was young and my father always planned the trip. This trip will be for my 30th birthday, we have no children yet, and we are the type of fun-loving travelers who like go for the entire cultural experience, but on a reasonable budget.
This trip will also end the long marriage debate: who's heritage is better, my Irish dual citizenship or his Scottish heritage. The answer is obvious, but this battle breaks down to even having wedding rings written in Irish (his) or Scottish Gaelic (mine).
I have a few questions:
1. Is the obvious third choice to visit Galway? If so, should we make day trips from there? Where would be good day trips.
2. Is there anywhere else we MUST go experience? :)
3. If we go the Sligo route, is it best to visit Galway and then return to Dublin to fly out or Shannon? Does it cost more on Aer Lingus to use both airports?
4. What is the most memorable, wonderful, fun time you experienced in Ireland?
THANKS, for all your help!!