If you are planning to visit Ireland in 2013, be sure to visit The Gathering 2013 online resources when planning your trip. I have been hearing from family historians who have been greatly helped with their trip planning by the resources that The Gathering provides.
What is The Gathering? It is an effort by the Irish government to make 2013 a great year to visit Ireland by promoting family history, local history, festivals, and happenings all over the country. One man I met recently told me he has found a family reunion, cousins, and local genealogy events through the resources provided by The Gathering. I can't wait to hear his report on his Irish travels!
If you are not yet planning a trip, the web site is still worth exploring.
The Gathering Website: http://www.thegatheringireland.com/