In the process of putting together my next book, Best Travel Guide to Ireland's Lesser Known Destinations, I realized there were still a number of places that I really wanted to include but hadn't yet been able to explore.
Truly, there is so much to see and do in Ireland, it would take a lifetime to experience it all.
I came to the realization that another trip must be in order and I've already scheduled a number of pretty exciting things that I think readers will love to know more about. I'm going to be visiting a few of the sites where the History Channel show "Vikings" has been filmed around Wicklow National Park as well as meeting with an ancient Ireland history expert in the area where Irish king Brian Boru grew up and visiting a church he attended over 1,000 years ago. The Hook Head Peninsula in County Wexford is another beautiful, yet often overlooked treasure that I'll be spending time in, including taking a spooky tour of Loftus Hall. Two nights on Inis Oirr, the smallest of the Aran Islands, is on the agenda, and I'll also be exploring more of the northwest coast.
Of course, there is a lot more, in addition to other "hidden" places and wonderful people that I'm sure I'll discover along the way.
Will keep this updated as things progress! As always, feel free to email or comment here with any questions or suggestions.
With piles of notes and pictures from my last trip to Ireland, I've decided to complete my second book on the Emerald Isle before the end of this year. Many readers have commented that they'd like to hear more about lesser known places to visit in Ireland for their next trip after already exploring many of the more well-traveled destinations.
While I'm still working on the book about my local area, the beautiful Olympic Peninsula, I've decided that finishing this one first is the priority after multiple requests.
Best Travel Guide to Ireland's Lesser Known Destinations will focus on the specifics of many wonderful off the beaten path destinations I’ve thoroughly enjoyed, including some recommended by locals, and castles that aren’t found on that more well-worn itinerary. You’ll even discover details on some of the country’s most haunted castles – a few of which you can even spend the night, if you dare.
In addition to being much more extensive than the first, this book will provide you with the leads you need to experience a more unique adventure in the Emerald Isle. All you'll have to do is savor each and every moment.
I'll post updates here when I have a better idea as to exactly when it will be released - in the meantime, if you have questions or comments, including anything you'd like to see covered in this book, please feel free to leave them here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.