To expand on that thought: skyscanner.net + couchsurfing.com = very happy, better-travelled and slightly less broke Ronan.
Next four weeks are going to be travel!
1)A week in the West of Ireland with my grandmother; nothing but hiking in the mountains, swimming at the beach and, if the weather sucks, reading good books. I need some serious time out.
2)A week in my favourite city, Edinburgh - Fringe Festival, couchsurfing, partying like crazy, walking in the Highlands, and of course, a few shows by Ms Palmer herself.
3)Two weeks in France/Spain/Basque country - walking through the Pyrenees, from France, down through Spain and halfway to Santiago de Compostela. Last two days will be in Madrid, meeting some friends and partying. If only I had more time, I could finish the pilgrimage and stay longer in Madrid...unfortunately, repeat exams start on September 10th, and I have a lot of work to do for them. In 5 days. Hmm.
After that, house-searching in Dublin, maybe a quick job to pick up some pre-college cash, and then it's my sister's wedding, Fresher's week and college again. Perhaps a weekend in Berlin, if I can afford it...