On our first trip to Ireland, more than a decade ago, the megalithic tomb at Newgrange was our first stop—literally. We learned how to drive on the “wrong” side of the road on the 30-mile trip from the Dublin airport. It was an amazing introduction to what has become a real love affair.
Titanic frenzy is picking up steam. One hundred years ago on April 12 the Titanic sailed and sank, but people are still fascinated by the fateful journey and stories of people who sailed on its maiden voyage.
To commemorate the importance of this historic event, the private Titanic Foundation Ltd. in Belfast, Northern Ireland, will open a museum on March 31, 2012, in the city where the ship was built and launched.
Situated in the lavishly green Wicklow County, Powerscourt Estate encompasses a house with some of the finest 18th century interiors in Ireland and Powerscourt Gardens, often called “The Gardens of Ireland.” Since the estate is considered one of Ireland’s most popular tourist attractions, we didn’t want to miss it.