Ireland has amazing scenery, especially the west coast, south of Galway–The Burren. Wild, windy and beautiful. We stayed in a 200-year-old cottage and drove past several that still had thatched roofs. Also went to the Ulster American Folk Museum, an open-air museum with ancient stone cottages, women in costume cooking bread on the turf fire, and so forth. This will give me incredible grounding for my fantasy series.