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I've just returned from 5 days around Dublin and I've been so struck by the number of Irish people who were so friendly and helpful to me, going out of their way to show me directions to places when this had nothing to with their job or any sort of gain. It just kept on happening.
has anybody been hitchiking in Ireland recently?
please share your experience; hints welcome
Rosslare -- Killarney and region
Then hiking in the area.
I haven't done much overseas travelling since so much is booked online - we're off to Ireland for 4 weeks, and have booked flights from Gatwick to Dublin return with Ryan Air - you have to print your boarding pass before arriving, no problem on the way, but I don't think I can do the return one 4 weeks in advance, so my question is, where in Ireland am I most likely to find computer access with a printer? Any chance that B&B's will be able to help? Thanks.
We are planning a week in Ireland in September, and because we like city breaks and don't want to chase around too much of the country is too short a time, our plan is to spend three or four days each in Belfast and Dublin, travelling between the two by train.I have been to both before (several years ago) but it will be my partner's first trip.
So which one for Saturday-Tuesday (approx) and which one for Wednesday-Saturday (also approx!) ? Or is this a really stupid question ??
I`ll have 4 days in Dublin and was wondering in taking one full day to do something outside the city.
What can you recommend? I might rent a car if necessary ...
We will be in Galway for 3 nights in Mid June. Our plan is to use Galway as a base to explore Conamara and Aran Islands. We will have a car, will need parking and prefer not to drive the car after drinking at night.
It will be my wife and I. We are looking for basic B&B or other interesting lodging which are clean and charming. We are thinking of 50 to 80 Euros per night for the two of us.
Is that realistic?
Any recommendations that can balance nightlife, parking, quality and budget?
Thanks in advance.
My boyfriend and I are planning to spend next Sunday - Thursday/Friday in Northern Ireland (we can't cross the border because of Visa issues, although I know it's an invisible border.. but what is the risk?).
Out itinerary currently looks something like this:
Sunday: fly into Belfast
Monday: enjoy Belfast
Tuesday: drive to Bushmills, enjoy some whiskey, spend the night at Ballycastle
Wednesday: Giant's Causeway, rope bridge, coastal drives, etc etc
Thursday: Rathlin Island, Cushendun, Glens of Antrim / Antrim coast. drive back to Belfast and fly out
So my questions are:
- with this plan we are skipping Mourne Mountains and Derry. should we replan to include these places and an extra day?
- any recommendations regarding places to stay? especially for Tuesday and Wednesday nights around Ballycastle
- does this make sense at all? would you include/exclude ...
I am doing a 3 week road trip around Ireland in a few weeks time. I will be heading north from Dublin
through Newry first. My travel agent tells me I must pay a cross-border fee, but if I cross back again
do I pay it again? After exploring the Antrim coast, I am crossing Lough Foyle on the ferry to stay a night in
Moville, Co. Donegal, before driving around the Inishowen peninsula. Then heading south I'd like to have a
look at Londonderry. So would I pay the border fee again? Or maybe change the plan to go to Derry 1st
then head north to Inishowen? Which currency do you pay it in anyway?
Thanks for any help or suggestions. McG.
I will be coming to Belfast in 2 weeks and bringing my unlocked cell phone with me (a Samsung Galaxy Note).
I would appreciate advice on names of shops that I can take it to to buy (and have installed) a SIM card for use in the UK and the initiation of a pay as you go plan.
I will also be taking this phone with me to Scotland once activated.
Hello Lonely Planet World,
For my honeymoon, my future wife and I are spending 2 weeks in Ireland in late August. We have a car reserved. We fly into Dublin at 0515 in the morning, would you recommend we start with Dublin or hit the road and tour the country and end up with are last 2 or 3 nights in Dublin???
Also, I have a couple guide books and know the hot spots, but what is your recommendation on must does???
Thanks always for the recommendations!!!
hi everyone who has traveled ireland, were planning a 24 day road trip in the Republic of Ireland, i was wondering about leaveing Galway then on the M6 to spend a night in Trim, not wanting to go all the way to Trim where would be a good place to spend the night.
if someone knows a way to rent a scooter or tandem bike
let me know
want to go Ireland soon
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Hoping I can get a little feedback. Some friends and I are going to be in Ireland from June 26th and flying out of Shannon to Edinburgh on July 2nd. Quick visit, I know. We have 2 days/2 nights in Dublin and then heading down to Cork for 2 days/1 night. After that we are heading up to Galway for 2 days/2 nights. We are planning on using public transportation for all of this.
I would like to stop in Kilkenny or Cashel on the way to Cork. We would most likely have about 6-7 hours in either location. We really like history and culture. Which of these locations would you say is more "must-see"? Kilkenny seems great as a smaller town, and I love the idea of a medieval town. With our other stops on our itinerary, it may be nice to get the feel of a smaller Irish town. The castle looks very interesting as well. The Rock of Cashel, on the other hand, looks incredible and it see... more »
Looking for advice on how to split about 9 days in Ireland in mid to late June. I'm thinking of spending a few days in Dublin and then looking for one or two areas elsewhere in Ireland to explore. That lush green countryside, oceanside cliffs, small towns is what I'm looking for outside of Dublin. Any recommendations on a favorite area that fits the bill? And how many days would one spend in Dublin to get a quick feel for the highlights of the city?
We are a couple with two kids, 4 and 2 year old.
We plan to visit Ireland this late August. We are more keen on booking our Bed&Breakfast each day to be more flexible and change our planned route if necessary.
As we travel with two babies, do we need to book in advance to avoid problems?
Is it a problem sleeping in BB with such small kids?
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