On Wed, 9 Apr 1997 [log in to unmask] wrote:
> Greetings fellow celts! My husband and I are planning our 15th anniv. trip
> for next fall (1998) and wondered if anyone would take the time to e-mail
> with their ideas of a great vacation that's cost effective (for say, 10
> days).......we like the idea of staying in a cottage on a family farm or a
> bed and breakfast or cozy inn.......
> Can't wait to hear your ideas! We'd like to see a bit of Ireland AND
> Scotland, since we're Scotch/Irish......Thanks!
> Heather :-)
If you want to see both Ireland and Scotland, the best way to get
from one country to the other is via the SeaCat, which goes between
Belfast and Stranraer in Scotland. It's a good smooth ride, and
is cheap and reliable. Avoid the conventional ferries, they're
terrible. Belfast is two hours by train north of Dublin, the SeaCat
trip takes about 45 minutes, and the train trip from Stranraer up to
Glasgow takes another two hours. So if you're going from Dublin (or
somewhere else in Ireland) to Glasgow, try to allot a full day for the
travelling, and plan ahead -- trains only run between Stranraer and
Glasgow every couple of hours at most times, and sometimes not at all.
Neil A. McEwan