On Sunday, September 14, 2014, Kathleen Acker posted the following request here in The Wild Geese Global Irish Travel group:

I'm hoping that this will be the source I've been looking for.  My husband and I are planning a trip, to Ireland, next year - 2015:  it will be our 35th wedding anniversary and the 100th anniversary of my father (I'm second generation Irish American on 3 of my four ancestral sides.)  Chuck has never been to Ireland and I haven't been there since college - so very long ago.

I'm hoping to see the Western part of the Country the most:  Mayo and Donegal are where my Dad's parents came from, Roscommon and Armagh on my Mom's side.  I can only identify Ballina as home to any of them - my father's Mother.  I know that the rest of the country is wonderful but if we only have 7-8 days I'd like to see that part of the country that I most identify with.

Any, and all, help will be appreciated.  We have the passports, we just need to tie down an itinerary!  No specific date scheduled:  Chuck is lucky enough to be retired but I'll be able to be off.  I've heard early spring is nice, fall even nicer.  We live in the Washington, DC area and can leave from either Dulles or BWI.

Thank you, in advance, for any assistance.


Can you help Kathleen out with suggestions and tips about the trip she and her husband are planning for 2015?  Please leave your comments below, and thanks for showing the warm community spirit that makes The Wild Geese what it is!

Tags: Armagh, Donegal, May, Roscommon, Tourism, Travel

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Donegal is beautiful!  Of course you must see Slieve League: one of the highest sea cliffs in Europe.

Dear KathLeen,

I will be more than happy to assist you.Take a look through my site www.bennysireland.com .

I'm from Ireland 

Best Wishes.




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