Kyle, when we went to Ireland it was our first bicycle tour anywhere. We read an article in Bicycling Magazine, bought some maps, and planned a route. I spent half a day assembling the bikes at Shannon Airport, and then we pedaled away. Within a quarter mile or so we figured out that we were on the wrong side of the road and crossed over. We tried to get off the main highway and sort of lost up in the hills, so the first day was 50 miles or so and we didn't start until noon. Fifty miles isn't much on a racing bike, but with 50 pounds of luggage and having been up all night on the flight, its all you really need. When we finally found our B&B, we crossed a little bridge and saw a guy standing in the stream fly fishing for salmon. It was if he had been placed there by central casting. He was wearing a tweed jacket and hat and smoking a pipe.
Anyway, I'll spare you more details, but its a great place to start. The people are great, you can almost understand the language, and there is a great networks of secondary roads where you seldom see a car. Later we branched out to four tours in France, a couple in Italy, the Netherlands and Belgium, etc, but we came back for a total of four tours in Ireland.
OK, back on topic. I look forward to seeing more of your videos.