If you've always dreamed of seeing Barbara Streisand perform live, and your heart is set on seeing Ireland before you die, the perfect opportunity has arisen.
Ms. Streisand does not have quite as many fans in Ireland as she might have liked. Right now, tickets are available for the Saturday concert, and they are going at cut-rate prices on E-bay, where front row seats valued at EU550 each went for EU163. If you're not comfortable with auctions, you can still get seats through Ticketmaster.
The concert will be staged at Castletown House in Kildare, which is essentially a suburb of Dublin if you take urban sprawl into consideration. And if you go, be sure to pack your rain gear as showers are expected and it's an outdoor venue. It's Ireland. Showers are always expected.
A clever travel agent could probably whip up a lovely itinerary in no time, and you could accomplish two of your life's goals in one trip, and still have enough money left over to buy a round at a charming little rural pub as you drive through the Vale of Avoca. Wouldn't Ms. Streisand appreciate your efforts to fill the house?