Public Transportation in Ireland
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Nov 23, 2012 6:47 PM Last Post By: amiesavage
Nov 20, 2012 7:33 PM
Public Transportation in IrelandI have 3 days to spend in Ireland in Feb. (I know both cold and too short) and am hoping to get to see Kilkenny and Glendalough with in the time with out renting a car. We are traveling into Dublin and will stay one night there to fight the jet lag and explore. I am wondering if it is best to visit these towns in a particular order and if public transport is an option? On a side note nothing is in stone and if there is another area that is lovely and more accessible please let me know. Thanks for your guidance, cheers!
Nov 21, 2012 2:29 AM
1Welcome to TT.
PT in Ireland can be poor otuside the main towns and even worse on the winter timetable.
Glendalough, I'd suggest a tour bus coach thingie. Google for options.
Kilkenny is about 100- km from Dublin and you can get there by train.
IMO your best bet might be to do a day trip to Glendalough/Wicklow Mtns and then overnight in Dub again before heading to Kilkenny. I suspect PT from Glendalough to KIlkenny would be a pain and getting around Glendalough, while it can be got to by public bus, would be a pain and you wouldn't get to see as much.
Nov 21, 2012 5:09 AM
Nov 21, 2012 7:00 AM
3I did a day tour to Glendalough (don't think there was any other place, may be Avoca?...) with a local company, in the deep of winter, and though freezing cold and grey it was a nice trip. Frost, a dusting of snow and plenty of icicles on the roadside mini-waterfalls in the Wicklow mountains, and a nice guide-driver.
All I remember is that the pick up point was in O'Connel Street, by the Spire.
Possibly with Grey Lines Tours...
Some day tours combine Glendalough AND Kilkenny.
Nov 21, 2012 7:22 AM
Nov 22, 2012 12:22 PM
5Thanks for the helpful responses. We live in NYC so we are looking more for quaint Irish towns than the city setting of Dublin.I am debating between the day trip to Glendalough and then train to Kilkenny or renting a car. We are looking to do B&Bs any reccomendations in Dublin, Glendalough, or Kilkenny? Thanks Again!
Nov 23, 2012 1:54 AM
6If renting a car becomes an option and quaint towns is what you want, rent a car. BnBs in Dublin, you are probably better off looking for a hotel as there is sometimes no big difference in price. Google D4 hotels.
Nov 23, 2012 6:47 PM
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