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Planning a trip to Ireland

... and will appreciate any ideas and recommendations of where to go, what to see and what to do. I am planning to go either for Easter or in May for a week. If there is anybody who wants to join me, you are welcome.
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... and will appreciate any ideas and recommendations of where to go, what to see and what to do. I am planning to go either for Easter or in May for a week. If there is anybody who wants to join me, you are welcome.

It's a small beautiful country, grab a car and drive all over. Start at Dublin, head North to Belfast, take the North West coastal route, head around down the through the lakes of Fermsanagh, continue on to Sligo, Westport, Galway, Limerick, Dingle Bantry, Cork, Waterford and then back to Dublin. Google each place for individual stops , but try not to miss the Guinesss Factory

There is a welath on Tourist information on the web. It's all good.
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If you land in Dublin, take the air coach into the centre .Don`t forget to visit the Guiness Storehouse. Have a lot of fun.
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Pay my trip and hotel, ill join you and guide you around all over the place

Lived there for 7 years, lovely country !
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Re: Planning a trip to Ireland

If you are going at Easter time remember that everything shuts for Good Friday. Normally this includes all shops, bars & restaurants.
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If you are going at Easter time remember that everything shuts for Good Friday. Normally this includes all shops, bars & restaurants.
Yes but there is a way around this.. as a resident/paying guest of a hotel, you can still drink in the hotels pub
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Re: Planning a trip to Ireland

Ive been there once and will go again in May. I agree about the guinness brewery. Been there done that and going again. Also there is this thing called the irish house party. Google it. Its great fun and if you dont mind dancing in front of strangers you will enjoy it
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Re: Planning a trip to Ireland

or head to an airport bar, they are still open. Seemingly it is Galway airpots busiest day of the year .

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Re: Planning a trip to Ireland

If that's your thing, here's a fun way to spend your evening : http://www.backpackerpubcrawl.com/
Pub crawl! Even if you're by yourself it doesn't matter, join in and you'll get plenty of time to talk with the other people doing the pubcrawl. You pay 10Ä and get a few free shots + club entrance at the end.
I found it very entertaining so I did it twice in a row.

Otherwise, maybe the best memory of that trip was walking around the Wicklow mountains. You can get there by bus from Dublin, to a village called Blessington : http://maps.google.ch/maps?q=dublin&...84543&t=h&z=14

Then we walked down south to around that place called Rockview, and walked east up the mountain among the sheep hehe, you have to climb a fence at some point but I don't think they mind.

It was absolutely beautiful scenery. If it's sunny I would definitely recommend going there.
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Another suggestion from the BBC / Lonely Planet


Lonely Planetís top 10 Ireland for first-timers
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Re: Planning a trip to Ireland

Thank you all for your feedback and ideas. Can't pay anybody else's trip, but would surely enjoy company if anyone feels like joining me.
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Ive been there once and will go again in May. I agree about the guinness brewery. Been there done that and going again. Also there is this thing called the irish house party. Google it. Its great fun and if you dont mind dancing in front of strangers you will enjoy it
I completely forgot that it was you who recommended the Irish House Party to me in my Dublin thread last year. You'll hear more from us tonight (), but our feedback isn't as positive. I think we went on a bad night, but it didn't take place in a traditional house. Instead, because of the overload of people, our Irish House Party took place in a shoddily decorated hotel conference room. The music was good, but the food was crap and the whole experience was overpriced for what it was.

They mentioned to me that the venue had changed when I made the reservation, and I should have known to cancel right then and there. Vessie, if you decide to go make sure that it takes place at their usual traditional venue. I think the show loses a lot of its charm in a less initimate setting.
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Re: Planning a trip to Ireland

Take the Dart (Dublin local railway) to Howth, just north of Dublin, and pig out on amazing seafood at King Sitric

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Is Aidan still behind the stove? he makes a killer lobster !
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Re: Planning a trip to Ireland

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around Dublin i recommend a trip to Glendalough and a drink in McDaids or The Shelbourne Hotel . dinner in Fallon & Byrnes is nice. you could take the dart to killiney and walk up the Hill and then down to Dalkey to Queens, you might see Bono. outside of Dublin, head west to the sea, Sligo town is a good spot for surfing and hanging out, go to Strand Hill and Rosses Point. or to Galway or westport for more craic. Dingle is also fun. The best bit of Ireland is the pubs and the beaches, the midlands are pretty dull. i wouldn't go to any tourist events ( but i am from there of course) but if you must then i have heard Paddywagon tours are very good and an okay price. have fun
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