i found a flight from belfast to paris for $20 so i'm just gonna switch dublin and belfast on my itinerary. easy peasy.
i'm still looking for a farm in france. i've contacted a few but so far they either haven't gotten back to me or wouldn't work. i've sent out a couple more emails and hopefully something will work out.
i've decided to buy a eurail pass. 2 months unlimited travel between 21 countries. i've got a list of at least 10 i want to visit so we'll see how many i can squeeze in. however my credit card is not currently allowing me to buy it (i forgot to tell them i was traveling...) so i may have to wait a few days. but with this in mind my tentative schedule is thus;
home;september 9thish (tickets are cheap!)