Kate and I will be going to the Worldcon in London this August. This will be my first trip to the UK for anything other than changing planes, so we’re going to take a few days on either end to do touristy stuff. The pre-con plan is to stay based in London, maybe taking a day trip or two from there.
Post-con, we were thinking of going a little farther afield, maybe Dublin. For a variety of reasons, I’ve spent a whole bunch of time thinking and writing about Newgrange, and thus it might be nice to, you know, see it in person. and Ireland is another place I’ve never been but would like to see (I have ancestors who, presumably, were kings in Ireland (“I’m king of from this rock over to the creek, and you’re king from the creek to that big tree, and he’s king from…”)).
Anyway, I know I have readers from that part of the world, so I would welcome suggestions of things 1) that we definitely should consider seeing or doing, and 2) that we should definitely avoid at all costs. Seasonal-type information is particularly valuable, here– if Dublin in mid-August is overrun by horseflies the size of small cars, or something, we’d like to know that sooner rather than later.