In doing research, I found that plane tickets are half the cost, or around $700, from October to May. The trip overall would be pretty affordable in terms of an international trip, and Gary is of Irish descent and it would be so amazing to see his ancestors "homeland" and maybe even meet some Russells while we are there. We even rented the horrible movie Leap Year just to catch more glimpses of Ireland. One of my favorite movies is P.S. I Love You, which of course has quite a few scenes in Ireland.
Have any of you been to Ireland yet and have any "must-sees?" Where is your next big adventure to?