We're going on a CIE tour in February 2012 -- A Taste of Ireland. Unfortunately it's the exact same tour we did in 2008 for our HM. We're going again b/c a good friend organized this group trip & my widowed father really wants to go to Ireland again. At 83 there aren't a whole lot of next year's.
I'm a bit dissappointed that it will be the exact same tour but the group should make it fun. I didn't love it the 1st time. I really found the Medevial dinner at Bunratty castle to be a contrived tourist trap, although the singers were phenomenal after dinner.
We'll be staying that the Bunratty Castle Hotel.
Other than drink the night away at Dirty Nelly's is there ANYTHING else to do?