When's A Good Time to Visit Ireland? ...

Anytime is good!!!! ... of course, but some times are better, depending on your interests. The best weather according to folklore or tradition, and our direct experience, is the last week of May and the first week of June. This is the time when the 6th years (Seniors) are sitting their Leaving Certs (exit exams). Of course the weather gods antagonize the test takers with the best possible weather 😉. In our seven years, this tradition has held true. This also includes our first visit in 2000 ... be careful you may become our new neighbors after experiencing "brilliant" weather in Ireland. The semi-official "tourist season" starts Easter Week and continues to the last Monday in October (the O

More Irish Book Recommendations

I am always pleasantly surprised when our visitors spend time before their trip on the “homework” that I recommend, and I’m further surprised how many spend time reading my recommendations after returning home. During our travels, I'm always encountering additional materials. Since my original homework blog I’ve been able to read several books related to Ireland and have four that I would recommend. These are good reads, even if you haven’t been to Ireland or don’t plan to visit Ireland. Transatlantic - Colum McCann This book was given to me by a good friend and is written in a unique style … at least for me. It reads like a series of independent short stories that the author weaves together

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