Hi, rosewards. Sorry it's taken so long to respond. I didn't know that upgrading to Internet Explorer 10 would disable my ability to post a reply on this forum. I'm now running in compatibility mode.
Yes, it looks like we will be together for a few weeks in Ireland. We're flying from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Belfast via Newark Liberty. We should arrive in Belfast about 9:00 AM on the 20th. We booked our own air but purchased the airport to hotel transfer from GCT.
We will not be taking the Dublin post tour extension but we will do a couple of days of independent travel into the interior of the island before flying from Dublin to IAD on 8th July. I've booked a rental car and two night's lodging in the town of Portlaoise, about 50 miles southwest of Dublin. Going to visit an ancestral home, or at least the village. The ancestors lived there about 350 years ago so I don't expect to find any relatives. But that was the last "old world" location before they made the trip to North America in 1683. It will be the first time I have made any kind of European family connection.
Have a safe trip and we'll see you in Belfast.
Captain Larry and First Mate Mary