Saint Patricks day for solo female - any sugesstions?
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Feb 4, 2013 4:04 AM Last Post By: Shorty81
Feb 2, 2013 1:34 AM
Saint Patricks day for solo female - any sugesstions?I am hoping someone can help me,
I am planning to head over to Ireland for a couple of weeks in mid to late March. I am a female in my early 30's and this is my first trip travelling solo. As I will be there for St Patricks day, I feel like I should make plans to get the most out of the experience. I know Dublin has some celebrations but are they just one big tourist event? Or just a big sleaze fest?
I would love some suggestions about where to be for the day. I am not interested in going out all night in clubs, what I am really after is a couple of pints and some good chats with locals. I was thinking of staying in a small town to get more of an authentic experience, as I will be hiring a car, but dont want to be disappointed.
So does anyone have any suggestions? Or care to share your experiences?
Feb 2, 2013 7:01 PM
1Driving and Drinking shouldn't go together
Ditch the rental and use public transport
Ballsbridge known as D4 is a safe enough area
to base yourself.
About 3 miles south of Grafton St / City centre
Consider the............. SANDYMOUNTHOTEL.IE /
close to the Aviva Stadium and the DART railway
From Dublin airport take the bus called AIRCOACH.IE /
Catch the DART railway to Howth on the northside
and another day you can head south towards Dalkey, Bray or
Pubs that play Trad music see........THESESSION.ORG / SESSIONS / DUBLIN IRELAND
Transport around Dublin see ...........DUBLIN.IE / TRANSPORT
other hotels in D4 to consider see........BEWLEYSHOTEL.COM / BALLSBRIDGE
enjoy your stay.
Feb 2, 2013 7:37 PM
2I spent St Paddy's day in Cork a while back. Really enjoyed it. Less tourists than Dublin and Galway and easy enough to chat to locals as they love to talk.
Feb 3, 2013 5:41 PM
Feb 4, 2013 4:04 AM
4Sorry about that I should have been more specific.
I don't plan on picking up the hire car until the 19th or the 20th or March, to give myself time to recover. If I go out of Dublin for St Pats, I will use public transport to get me there.
From what I can find I am probably more interested in a smaller town option. Cork could be good. Has anyone been to Galway for St Pats?
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