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Off to Ireland again! Solo trip...

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I'm off on my fifth trip to Ireland. Like my first trip, this will be solo. It was originally going to have 9 of us! However, each traveling companion had to drop out due to cost, job, etc., so now it's just me! That's OK, that means I can go wherever I like.

I will be going for 16 days starting Nov 15, coming back Dec 2. It was easier to get time off during Thanksgiving, and the price was right - $650 round trip, one connection, PIT to DUB. I do carry-on only (the airlines have delayed my luggage too many times for me to trust them on the trip out any longer!). I will be renting a car, and staying 2-4 nights each in: Drogheda, Armagh, Cushendall, Gweedore, Westport, and Glasson.

Some of my activities planned: A full moon ceremony with the Irish Druids on the Hill of Tara, a Christy Moore concert, and hopefully seeing some Northern Lights! I will be visiting several spots where Game of Thrones was filmed. I will be visiting some new places, like Belfast, Monasterboice, Loughcrew, Armagh, Boa Island, and Athlone. I will be revisiting others, such as the Antrim Coast, Inishowen, and Achill Island.

The first couple nights I'm staying at my friend and publisher's house, as she lives near Drogheda. Then I head north, and wander to my heart's content! I know it will be cold and windy, I know the days will be short. I have a flashlight, a wool coat, and a GPS. Besides, how could I see Northern Lights if I go in when it's dark? :) I foresee many evenings hanging in the pub, though!

As always, I will have photos and an extensive trip report when I return.

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