My 75 year old father has picked Ireland as a place he would like to see, so I'm starting some planning. We'll likely be going in January. I know absolutely nothing about Ireland, nothing at all. My father tends to like old town settings like Florence, Bamberg, Bruges, etc. Are there towns in Ireland that have that sort of feel? My guess is that we will base in Dublin and take a lot of day trips from there. Anyone have specific recommendations for day trips? We will be leaving from CLT so I think we'll fly to LHR, maybe spend a night or two in London, head to Dublin for several nights, then back to London for one more night before catching the flight back to CLT. I'm truly just beginning this, so in addition to the above if you have any advice or recommendations please do let me know.