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Planning a trip in Ireland for "Limitless" star Jake McDornan

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05.12.2018

It has been by far the most unusual trip I have had to plan to date. These guys had booked their tickets from Los Angeles to Cork, via Reykjavik. Friends since early childhood, Jake McDorman and Cole Evans had decided on a whim that they wanted to escape Los Angeles and Austin for a week. My first question was “When are you leaving. “

“In 48 hours” was the response.

Jake McDorman, appears as Avery Brown, Candice Bergen’s son in the sitcom ‘Murphy Brown’. He is also known for his roles in the movie "American Sniper" with Bradley Cooper, ' Live Free or Die Hard 'with Bruce Willis, star of the CBS tv series "Limitless" playing Brian Finch and in the tv series "Shameless" with William H Macy he played the part of Mike.

Meeting people and having conversations with them before planning their trip is a crucial part of my process. There must be a dialogue first. I need to know who they are. They reveal clues and answers to questions which helps me tailor the trip for them. As their personality unfolds, I immediately think of people around the country they should meet. It always starts with the people. Usually, I have months and sometimes weeks to plan, allowing me time to get to know them, but this trip, as I mentioned previously was unusual. I had 48 hours to get this started.

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They were now on their way to Reykjavik, and I was planning their route from Cork to Kerry. Then it happened. During the night, I received a text message to say they had been delayed in Iceland and the flight would be diverted to Dublin now instead of their original destination of Cork. Fantastic. There went my itinerary.
Where to start? Who to see? What to do?

'The Taste of Dublin' was in full swing at Iveagh Gardens. I knew that Cavan’s own Neven Maguire was one of the many culinary heroes performing and I thought if I reached out to Neven, then I could take it from there. He welcomed Jake & Cole with the same warmth and kindness he naturally extends to everyone. An excellent start for their first day and night in Ireland. They sampled some of the finest food and drink from Ireland and I know from their feedback that it exceeded their........

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