TBEX (Travel Blog Exchange) is holding their European bloggers conference in Dublin this October. When I saw the notice, I wondered – would there be any way to make this coincide with my business trip to Brussels in October? I need to be in Brussels on October 6th. I pulled up the dates for the TBEX conference and caught my breath. It takes place October 3rd and 4th – right before I’m needed in Brussels. I’ll already be in Europe. Would my boss agree to let me tack on a couple days of vacation to swing through Ireland?
She said yes!
Already toe-tapping with Irish excitement, I then saw that conference participants could apply for one of the pre- or post- ‘Familiarization trips’ to see other parts of Ireland. So I applied, and was picked! Fáilte Ireland will host me for the Limerick-City of Culture Tour for three days before the conference!
I feel like I’m floating on a field of four-leaf clovers.
As part of the tour, we’ll visit the Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty, Limerick, and Kildare. We’ll learn how to write limericks, make Irish coffees, visit castles, museums, art galleries, and a shopping outlet. I cannot wrap my mind around all the things that we’ll do. I feel like I’ve followed a leprechaun to find a pot of gold.
Somebody pinch me. (A totally American tradition for St. Patrick’s Day, I hear.) I am going to Ireland! These Irish eyes (1/4 of my heritage) are smiling.
Now, who can help me with my limerick?
There once was a girl from the ‘Nati…</