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My first visit to Ireland, next year.

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Am getting on in years so best to go while still healthy and can walk the golf. All my ancestors from Ireland, mostly Sligo & Mayo, as far as I can learn. That of course was years ago. I am 2nd/3rd generation USA from Chicago. Now I have few dollars and can plan such a trip. My focus will be on golf and meeting local Irish people. Will seek cheapo lodging amonst the Couchsurfing citizens and nearby Quakers, if I can find any. Quakers are my kind of Sunday morn folks. The biggest expense will be air fare from Asia, where I am located now. Then the golf, food, car rental…blah, blah. I have no need/desire to see more of Europe and have seen plenty of USA and Asia.

Current forecast : September 1 2014, fly Hong Kong to London prob via Abu D or Seoul. Then fly onto Dublin and rent a car at airport. Hope to avoid o'nite in London or Dublin. Drive to Westport, stay 4 days one place, if possible, with daily golf and visiting. Move onto Galway and do the same. Am investigating Links golf so some driving daily in order. Move onto Limerick or Tralee and golf/visit/sightsee/hike/eat. Pubs OK but I drink little alcohol and no smoking, please. Final stop near Cork or Waterford. Waterford’s Newtown school hosted my daughter for a year so would be nice to visit round there.

Finally back to Dublin airport and gone from the Emerald Isle. Total time 25 days or so. US$ estimate 5K, all in. Can I do it? Any advice, comments, sympathies or envies welcome.

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