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      Industrial school or Abbey?

      Cork Mar 14, 2015 at 4:33 PM

      My grandmother was born about 1887 in Cork. She stayed in either an industrial school or orphanage in Cork for several years, raised by nuns. I am looking for this school or orphanage/abbey? Does anyone know of such a place in Cork? My email is kathysibley@sbcglobal.net.

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    • Hertz or Enterprise Drop Off Location close to Powerscourt

      Dublin Mar 24, 2015 at 7:20 AM

      Hello from Colorado. We will be arriving at Shannon Airport and hope to rent a car there for a few nights in the Dingle Peninsula. We will then drive to the Powerscourt Hotel, Enniskerry. At that point we will need to find a drop off location as close to the hotel as possible. We'd like to avoid driving in Dublin. It looks like Enterprise has a drop off location in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown. We might also consider Hertz. Have tried working with the hotel concierge, who has been helpful, but need some specific information. How long a drive would it be from car drop off to hotel? What would taxi fare be? Best route from Dingle to Powerscourt, spending one night to see the Rock of Cashel? Thanks for your suggestions.

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    • Herbe and Spikes in Ennis

      Ennis Mar 4, 2015 at 7:21 AM

      Where can i purchase Turmeric powder in Ennis? Thanking you in advance, J. da Silva

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    • Cost Shipping Tourist purchases from Dublin to USA

      Dublin Mar 17, 2015 at 11:57 AM

      What is the cost/best procss to ship the items I will probably purchase when visiting Dublin in April? Will be shipping back to Charlotte NC

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      Travelling Ireland in July 2015

      Ireland Mar 16, 2015 at 1:30 PM

      Hello,
      I'm planning an Ireland trip this summer.
      My main questions is about Cork:
      1) How many days is enough to stay in Cork?
      2) Any recommendations that I can take bus from Cork to explore around countryside during my stay in Cork?
      3) Where around Cork I can explore with bus?

      Any recomendation is appreciated :-)
      Cheers

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    • Hotel prices - where to stay?

      Dublin Mar 17, 2015 at 12:27 PM

      Hello! I have made let's say a thorough research to find a hotel in Dublin centre. I was really surprised when I discovered that the prices are really HIGH!!! (when compared to other comparable cities in size).

      I am wondering where to stay in Dublin Centre and I'd like to get recommandations for a hotel in the range of 70-100 euros per night. I'll be there for 2 (full) days at the end of June and would like to be in the middle of everything in order to save on transportation time. Thanks for your help.

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    • Hotel prices - where to stay?

      Dublin Mar 17, 2015 at 10:43 AM

      Hello! I have made let's say a thorough research to find a hotel in Dublin centre. I was really surprised when I discovered that the prices are really HIGH!!! (when compared to other comparable cities in size).

      I am wondering where to stay in Dublin Centre and I'd like to get recommandations for a hotel in the range of 70-100 euros per night. I'll be there for 2 (full) days at the end of June and would like to be in the middle of everything in order to save on transportation time. Thanks for your help.

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    • 5 Days in Ireland

      Ireland Mar 12, 2015 at 4:50 PM

      Hello, my friends and I will be spending 5 days in Ireland in mid May. We have managed to narrow down what we want to do to 4 major attractions and would like to know if its doable in the 5 days we have available. This is our tentative itinerary so far:

      Day 1: Spend entire day in Dublin
      Day 2: Drive to Galway and see the Cliffs of Moher. spend night in Galway
      Day 3: Drive to Killarney and tour the Ring of Kerry
      Day 4: Return to dublin, spend day in the city
      Day 5: Tour Giants Causeway

      Is it feasible to do this in 5 days? Or are we crazy thinking this is doable? We haven't decided yet if we will be renting a car and doing it on our own, or using guided tours that take care of the transportation for us.

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    • Easter Sunday and Monday

      Galway Mar 4, 2015 at 9:34 AM

      I will be in Galway Easter Sunday and Monday. Will there be anything open or does everything close for the holiday?

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      restaurant recommendations

      Dublin Mar 16, 2015 at 9:11 AM

      I'm travelling to Dublin with my parents next week and looking for recommendations for places to eat. I know there are a ton of reviews on here but its a lot to trawl through and many won't suit my dads tastes.

      We are arriving probably around 6pm to our accomodation (near Jervis Centre) so will be looking to go out and eat pretty soon after our arrival and it would be good to have some ideas at least for that first night as we won't want to spend ages looking around for somewhere. My dad is quite fussy with food, very much a meat and two veg kind of guy so somewhere that does traditional pub grub or carvery style would be ideal. I have been to O'Neills on a previous visit and enjoyed it but not sure if it is even still there or not.

      any recommendations appreciated

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    • John Riley memorial

      Clifden Mar 26, 2015 at 10:40 AM

      I need a picture of the memorial to John Riley that is supposedly in the Clifden town centre

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    • Travel websites

      Ireland Mar 3, 2015 at 8:21 AM

      Do you always book through official airline pages or you feel comfortable with sites like Flybreak.com , expedia, lastminute.com etc?

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    • need an answer quick please :)

      County Mayo Aug 10, 2014 at 8:13 PM

      what is the best and cost friendly way to get from offaly to westport ?

      4 Answers Aug 11, 2014 at 5:34 AM
    • Galway to Cong and return

      Cong Jul 29, 2014 at 4:45 PM

      Hi
      I will be staying in Galway for a couple of days and would like to visit Cong in the time, specially see the Ashford Castle and return to Galway in the same day. However, I believe, the only way to get to Cong from Galway is by bus. Checking in the buseireann.ie, the only times from Cong to Galway are at 7h 10 and 10h 25 on a few days only, so there is no way I can come back to Galway...
      Is there any other means to go to Cong? And to return to Galway?
      Thanks

      3 Answers Jul 30, 2014 at 12:31 PM
    • horse back ridding rentals

      Westport May 4, 2014 at 3:43 AM

      is there horse back ridding rentals to ride on the beach? in Westport ,Ireland

      2 Answers May 4, 2014 at 6:55 AM
    • Bus Services

      County Mayo Dec 2, 2013 at 1:04 PM

      Is there a bus service between Kiltimagh and Ballinrobe

      1 Answer Dec 2, 2013 at 1:08 PM
    • Beaches nearest castlebar

      Castlebar Jul 7, 2013 at 3:39 PM

      What is the nearest blue flag beach?

      2 Answers Jul 7, 2013 at 4:56 PM
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      Achill Island

      Achill Island Apr 29, 2011 at 1:00 AM

      Hello everyone. I am going to Achill this weekend and i am looking for company so if anyone would like to join me we can arrange something :)

    • price

      Westport Aug 30, 2010 at 7:53 AM

      What are teh prices for the spa in Westport Ireland

      1 Answer Aug 30, 2010 at 8:32 AM
    • Belmullet

      County Mayo Sep 8, 2009 at 4:55 AM

      I've just preliminarily booked our wedding in the broadhaven hotel in Belmullet and we are travelling down on 25th to have a look around.

      Any recommendations for Belmullet?

      Has anybody been in the broadhaven?

      1 Answer Sep 8, 2009 at 9:59 AM
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      Climbing Croagh Patrick 15th August 2009

      County Mayo Jun 11, 2009 at 7:10 AM

      Hi, we are thinking of climbing the reek on Saturday 15th August & I've been told that 15th August is the date the Travelling Community make the annual pilgrimage to the top. Just wondering if this is true? Thanks.

      3 Answers Jun 11, 2009 at 11:29 PM
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      Writer looking for information on Swinford, Ireland

      Swinford Feb 18, 2009 at 12:38 PM

      Does anyone on this forum know of where I can find information on Swinford, Ireland? Cannot find a travel link or tourist board for Ireland that shows anything about this town. Looking for not only travel information but historical information, industrial information and heritage. Can anyone help me? THanks.
      Betty

      4 Answers Jun 9, 2009 at 1:35 PM
    • Hotel

      Castlebar Jan 10, 2009 at 8:02 AM

      Can anyone please tell me if the Breaffy House Hotel in Castlebar is nice?I'm organising a birthday party for my sister and have booked this hotel-don't want it to be a disaster!thanks

      1 Answer Jun 9, 2009 at 1:40 PM
    • st.patricks weekend

      Ballina Feb 5, 2008 at 3:35 PM

      we usually go to letterkenny, but for a change ballina has been brought up. can anyone fill me in on nightlife? clubs, pubs etc.
      any info appreciated

      1 Answer Feb 6, 2008 at 11:52 AM
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      Things to see/do between Galway and Belmullet

      County Mayo Jul 27, 2007 at 11:03 AM

      I randomly ended up booking a bed in Belmullet for tomorrow night so will be driving up from Galway. So what should I stop and see or do on the way up or back? Any suggestions on somewhere to go horse riding? Thanks.

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      Cars on Clare Island

      Clare Island Jun 6, 2007 at 3:51 PM

      Spent a fabulous day on Clare Island and just curious about all the cars. Not that there were many, but is there a car ferry or are they just used on the island?
      Also, I'm dying to know, what's with all the wrecked cars at Roonagh Quay? It's an eyesore.

      2 Answers Oct 7, 2007 at 2:32 PM
    • Day Tour from Castlebar

      Castlebar Jul 25, 2006 at 3:07 PM

      We are interested in taking a day tour of Achill Island while we are visiting Castlebar. Are there any such services available other than renting a car.

    • Accomodation for football team.

      County Mayo May 13, 2006 at 8:11 AM

      Hi everyone !!!
      I'm going on holiday for a short break to county mayo but unfortunately can not find accomodation big enough to sleep my travel companions .There are 13 adults 2 children under 7 and 2 babies. can anyone help with suggestions . Thankyou.

      2 Answers May 15, 2006 at 5:05 AM
    • AudreySue

      Achill Island Sep 9, 2005 at 10:27 AM

      I'm heading to Achill Island next weekend...loved reading all of your posts and seeing your photos! Spent a week in a thatched roof cottage in Donegal last fall and am renting a similar cottage on the island. I'm expecting to have bad hair all week and will pack rain gear. Flying into Shannon and will pick up groceries on the way. Any tips or advice for a September trip?

      Liz

      4 Answers Sep 14, 2005 at 3:04 PM
    • Self Catering

      County Mayo May 8, 2005 at 6:45 PM

      I nm planning a holiday next June 2006 for my family (Wife, son, myself). We are looking at a self catering accomadation in the area. Can anyone help? Thank you .

      7 Answers Jul 26, 2005 at 2:29 AM
    • westport to galway

      County Mayo Jul 19, 2004 at 6:10 AM

      Hi, does anybody know some transport which operates on a Sunday morning (22 August) around 8h from Westport to Galway City ? Kind regards, Nick Lanneau PS. already looked for bus eirran, but they depart only around 10h30 that day.

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      Gaeilge agus Gaelscoileanna i gContae Mhaigheo Oirthearach

      Barroe Jul 5, 2004 at 11:14 PM

      Are there many Gaelscoileanna (Irish-medium schools) in eastern Mayo? Do people in that part of Mayo use Irish at all in their everyday speech? My Grandmother came from Barroe (Barr Rua) near Charlestown. From what I've learned she attended such a school, with all her subjects in Irish. She moved to the States early on around 18 or 19 and returned to Ireland several times before she died. Go raibh maith agaibh. Is mise, le meas, ~_~Mícheál

      3 Answers Jul 6, 2004 at 1:12 PM
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      B&B in Castlebar?

      Castlebar May 26, 2004 at 1:25 PM

      Hi all, I will be in Castlebar during the annual 4-days-walks (1-4 July) and am wondering if anyone can recommend some good B&Bs that are centrally located... Thx in advance, Aryatti

      3 Answers Jul 2, 2004 at 10:55 PM
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      Midges on Achill

      Achill Island Apr 27, 2004 at 8:44 AM

      One rarely gets warnings/complaints about Midges in Ireland, but at least in areas with blanket bog (like Achill Island), they must be around. Is my guess correct, that the problem is not as bad as in the Scottish Highlands? I'll be on Achill in July and should there be a warm and calm evening, it'd be great to be able to sit outside the cottage without having to fear Scottish-style air raids. I'm a bit careful after my last year's experience from South Uist. People told me there weren't any midges on the Outer Hebrides, and if there had been (strictly theroetically speaking...), then it'd be always windy enough to keep them from flying. WELL, we had a hot week with temperatures well above 25 Celsius and NO wind...flat out calm... and GUESS WHO was VISITING US??? GRRRRRR HOW I HATE THOSE MIDGES!!!!

      8 Answers Aug 17, 2005 at 5:23 AM
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      Fun to be had in Achill

      Achill Island Apr 12, 2004 at 7:59 AM

      Dear VT's I am heading to Achill on Saturday and would love to know about interesting places to enjoy while I am there! Thank you! Travel Di

      3 Answers Apr 25, 2004 at 1:39 AM
    • B&B in Bangor Co Mayo

      Bangor May 26, 2003 at 9:46 AM

      My friend and I are touring Ireland by motorbike in June this year. Does anyone know of B&B accommodation in Bangor Co Mayo for the night of 26th June?

      2 Answers Mar 5, 2009 at 8:53 AM
    • Living in Castlebar!

      Castlebar Dec 10, 2002 at 3:43 AM

      Hello ! Im going to work for a time of four month (April to August) in the Mayo General Hospital in Castlebar ! Now im looking for a suitable room/ flat/ appartment for two persons ! It should be payable as I don´t get money for my work (elective)! Does anyone has an idea who is to ask or what to do? Thank you ! Jan

      3 Answers Dec 11, 2002 at 7:41 AM