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      Planning a Trip!

      Ireland Sep 8, 2015 at 8:18 PM

      So my husband and I are starting to plan our trip to Ireland :D it will be a like a late honeymoon/early anniversary present. We would like to know what people think is the best time to go? But we are really wanting to rent a car and have our own experience, we aren't the type for the touristy crowd all the time. Even though we want to see the sights so I can take a million pictures, we want to experience Ireland the way we would at home, at the pubs talking to locals, eating food and listening to music. Anyone have any suggestions on places to see, stay, or eat? I'm hoping we can drive the whole Country and hit Some of Scotland, how long do you think would be a good time to stay? We may only have 1-2 weeks to visit.

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      Travelling solo

      Dublin Oct 2, 2015 at 12:06 PM

      I'm spending 5 days in Dublin from the 12 th of October until the 17th. I'm staying at the castle hotel. I have some tons of research on how to stay away from tourist traps and plan on seeing the city and outlying villages on my own. I would like to know how easy it is to make ones way around on the dart as well as walking in the city.. I won't have data to access google maps while on the streets.. ( crappy phone company ) I hate being stupid. Haha! Also what kind of reception should i expect in the pubs as a single woman.. I love beer, not that cider stuff that I heard women are supposed to drink.. Thank you for any information in advance .. Sandy

    • Seven days in Ireland

      Ireland Sep 29, 2015 at 10:27 AM

      I have planned a trip to Ireland and I am looking for some of your expert guidance! As usual there is just too much to see and too little time. Please don't worry about adding something you found interesting. Some of our best experiences travelling were from taking advice and doing things we had no intention of doing.
      Day 1. Land at Dublin Airport. By the time we get to our B&B it will be early afternoon with no sleep the night before so I don't anticipate doing anything other than going out for a walk. Our B&B is in Upper Rathmines.
      Day 2. A day in Dublin on the Hop on Hop off bus. Hope to see the Book of Kells.
      Day 3. Drive to New Ross to see the famine ship. Then check in at Slieverue B&B. Hopefully there will be time to visit the Waterford crystal factory.
      Day 4. I wanted to do the Rock of Cahir and Cashel Castle and the Titanic museum at Cobh and the Blarney castle. And that is after cutting back! lol It is obviously not going to happen. What do I eliminate? We are staying near Blarney.
      Day 5. Another dilemma. Do we do the Ring of Kerry or the Dingle peninsula? A friend from Ireland says we MUST do the Ring of Kerry. Is there time to do one of these and Muckross house as well? Beausoleil said she really enjoyed it.
      Day 6. Drive to Limerick, stopping at Adare to sightsee. Spend the evening at Bunratty castle.
      Day 7. Drive back to Dublin via Kilkenny.

      Any advice is greatly appreciated. We are Canadians so driving distances don't bother us. Also we lived in Australia for a few years so driving on the "other" side and sheep on the road don't bother us. It will be great not having to deal with kangaroos!
      Thank you! Dianne

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      Small Group Tour Operators

      Dublin Sep 26, 2015 at 4:37 AM

      I may be doing Ireland next year and if I do, will want to do 1 or 2 day tours. I want to avoid the big coach tours. Can anyone recommend a small group tour operator (16 or less passengers)?

    • Where to stay for 3 Weeks?

      Dublin Sep 22, 2015 at 6:50 AM

      Hy there, I'm staying 3 weeks in Febr. '16 in Dublin for a Language School.
      I'm too old for a Guestfamily but I think it can be nice at a B&B where I can have
      connections to the owners - but not that much as in a family ;)
      Do you have some ideas? Thanks a lot! Sabine

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      Dublin , Ireland

      Dublin Sep 18, 2015 at 7:19 PM

      I'm staying at The Castle Hotel in Dublin and plan on taking a few trips outside the city on my own on the Dart.. Hiwmfar of a walk would it be to reach the nearest station.. Thank you in advance ! Sandy.

    • Ireland & Scotland on a budget 10 days not driving

      Ireland Sep 13, 2015 at 12:06 AM

      I'm traveling to Ireland and Scotland in a short amount of time on a budget and MUST see both countries without driving. I've done my research and yes, it would be best to stay longer and explore both places deeper but it isn't an option. :( I enjoy seeing sights, castles, architecture, & history. I am limited physically so walking long distances or rocky terrain is out and tours are too restricted and expensive. I also do not desire to spend my time seeing these two destinations and through a plane, train, ferry or bus window. I want to see and do as much as possible while there! Any itinerary suggestions for how best to travel, spend my 10 days and money, cheap but safe places to stay (I am middle aged so no youth hostels), and must do/see things?

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      visiting Dublin for a week beginning Oct.12th

      Dublin Sep 21, 2015 at 10:44 AM

      Where and what NOT to do while in Dublin.. Plan on spending 2 days exploring the city on my own and then the rest of the time exploring The countryside on the Dart. Been researching this for a month but could use your ideas as well! Thank you!

    • Any Dances next weekend?

      by Murphy3272 Online Now Jun 13, 2014 at 12:40 AM

      Are there any show bands or dances being held in or around Dingle weekend of 20/21/22 June 2014 does anyone know?

      1 Answer Jun 13, 2014 at 8:36 AM
    • traveling from Cliffs of Moher to Dingle

      by irishmom2 Online Now May 30, 2014 at 5:57 PM

      i am having a terrible time getting an answer on best route to take when....arriving in Shannon at 6am would like to see the Cliffs of Moher and then travel to Dingle for the first night in hotel. Is there a better route to take that is safe and direct and if there is anything we should see along the way

      7 Answers Jul 4, 2014 at 9:21 PM
    • Store that sells Lamb pillows for grandchildren

      by Laliberte Online Now Nov 15, 2013 at 8:42 AM

      These are square pillows with a lamb's head on top. Bought some in Dingle a couple years ago and the grandchildren have worn them out. Need to purchase more so they can sleep!

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      How to get from Dublin to Dingle

      by Keely27 Online Now Jun 6, 2013 at 11:36 PM

      Hello everyone! I'm trying to make my way to Dingle in the best time possible. My plane doesn't arrive in Dublin until 13:20, so I know that I'm missing any plane I might catch to Kerry Airport, but is there any way to fly to Cork airport from Dublin and then take a bus (or train) to Dingle/Tralee? Or if not, is a bus or train faster when leaving from Dublin airport? I realize neither of those options are as fast as a plane--but I DO want to get there sooner rather than later. Thank you so much for anyone taking the time to answer this, I appreciate it a lot!

      7 Answers Dec 2, 2013 at 7:31 AM
    • Booking accomodation as you go

      by Jefpit Online Now Apr 28, 2013 at 6:39 PM

      Will it be hard to find decent accomodation in the west coast area if you book as you go? We're travelling there in august and worry if we book now we'll not be able to go to places we might discover on the way, or if we like a place and would stay longer, we'd be out of luck if we booked ahead.

      3 Answers Apr 29, 2013 at 2:18 PM
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      Lodging in Dingle

      by nalmassy Online Now Jun 16, 2012 at 11:16 AM

      We are planning a trip to Ireland, and want to stay in Dingle for two nights in July. Would it be recommend to stay in town, or on the outskirts? Would being in town not allow for a peaceful nights sleep? And is parking difficult? One lodging I'm looking into is on Connor Pass, another in Milltown, another in The Wood. Any suggestions as to the "best" spot?

      2 Answers Jun 17, 2012 at 1:03 PM
    • driving time from bunratty to dingle

      by smudge123 Online Now Mar 17, 2011 at 2:11 PM

      How long does it take to drive from the Bunratty Village area to Dingle?

      2 Answers Mar 17, 2011 at 5:13 PM
    • Trying to find the Dingle gift shop that sells Wooden Sheep with Sheep's Wool

      by gram2aandj Online Now Dec 18, 2010 at 5:14 PM

      I was in Ireland with my husband in November 2010 and saw the sweetest sheep in a craft/gift shop window. The shop was closing and I didn't want to intrude, so I left not getting one of those adorable little guys!

      Since I've been home I could just kick myself for not going ahead and getting one right then. I can't remember the name of the shop. If anyone knows where I can find them or the name of the store would be would be so appreciated!! Hopefully I can order one.


      2 Answers Dec 19, 2010 at 10:36 AM
    • hotel in dingle

      by lfc Online Now May 14, 2010 at 8:51 PM

      planning trip to dingle for wedding anverisary so i am looking for recomendations for a top class hotel

      3 Answers May 16, 2010 at 11:06 AM
    • Transportation Help! Kilkenny to Dingle

      by jenjuhn Online Now Jan 14, 2009 at 11:56 AM

      Hi, my friend and I plan to travel from Kilkenny to Dingle. We will NOT be renting a car. We will stay 1 night in Kilkenny and next morning go to Rock of Cashel and then onto Dingle. I am hoping there is a bus that goes to Rock of Cashel from Kilkenny. However, I don't know if we should return to Kilkenny to take a train to Tralee, or maybe Killarney? And then bus into Dingle from either of these two cities? Or, is there a bus from Cashel into Dingle?

      Thanks in advance for any help you can offer!

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      cycling the dingle peninsula

      by selkies_delight Online Now Aug 8, 2008 at 3:05 PM

      I would like to rent a bike and cycle the peninsula. Can this be done in a day? What difficulty level is it? Are helmets mandatory? Can I rent a bike for several days? Where is the best place to rent?



      2 Answers Sep 9, 2008 at 12:50 PM
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      Leaving Dingle on the 29th?

      by selkies_delight Online Now Jul 31, 2008 at 11:51 AM

      Hello there!

      I need to get to the Shannon Airport for the morning of August 29th. Can anyone suggest some options for me? I am hoping that I don't have to leave Dingle on the 28th, but I might have to. Has anyone taken a taxi to Shannon from Dingle and what kind of cost might I expect?


      6 Answers Aug 2, 2008 at 12:44 PM
    • swim possible for autistic teenager

      by glyncarolan Online Now Jun 27, 2008 at 3:53 PM

      would be very interested if this could be arranged.i work with a person with special need's who love's water and watching dolphin's @ seal's.would be grateful for any info.

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      transportation from dublin

      by Fuente Online Now Jun 1, 2008 at 7:47 PM

      what is the best way to get from dublin to dingle?

      1 Answer Jun 1, 2008 at 11:12 PM
    • Traditional Irish music

      by cathy9510usa Online Now Mar 16, 2008 at 1:11 AM

      Although I've been to Dingle many times, we never stayed overnight there, so I don't know what the music scene is like in the evenings. Any suggestions for first timers? We'd prefer to go to only one place rather than hop around. Thanks very much.

      7 Answers Jan 28, 2010 at 3:56 PM
    • what shall we do with two 12 year olds?

      by schizowife Online Now Mar 14, 2008 at 9:13 AM

      My husband and I along with our 12 year old daughter and her friend are visiting ireland for the first time next week We are staying in Doonmanagh and would love some ideas on places to visit that will interest the girls. They both love wildlife, horses and old churches and monuments. I have looked on line but i think it best to ask people who have been to the area. Any suggestions, we will have a car so travelling around is no problem

      1 Answer Mar 27, 2008 at 12:43 PM
    • Transpot Shannon to Dingle

      by carylynch Online Now Mar 9, 2008 at 1:44 PM

      I am traveling from Shannon airport to Dingle to meet up with some friends who will already have a rental car. I am looking for the best mode of transportation to get there in a reasonable time. I have looked at bus and train schedules and the closest drop off for a rental car is Kerry airport. Any suggestions? You may email me directly at

      1 Answer Mar 9, 2008 at 6:19 PM
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      Tours of Dingle Bay Peninsula?

      by bostonerica Online Now Aug 14, 2007 at 2:56 PM

      I will be in Cork City in a few days and I would like to take a day tour of Dingle (will not be renting a car). Are there any companies you would recommend? I know Bus Eirann offers tours. Any insight you have would be appreciated.


      6 Answers Aug 25, 2007 at 5:03 AM
    • Inch Beach

      by Collinsjcc32 Online Now Aug 9, 2007 at 12:44 PM

      I was at Inch Beach on Saturday, 4th August and on the side of a building was a verse. I know that it started: Dear Inis must I leave thee

      I can't remember the rest of the verse. Is there anyone that can help with this.

      Kind Regards

      Illinois, USA

      3 Answers Aug 13, 2007 at 4:15 PM
    • distance

      by zaratracey Online Now Apr 4, 2007 at 7:45 AM

      can anyone tell me is this course far away from the tralee marina apartments please my email is
      please reply you would be very helpful

    • Dingle dolphin

      by siovhan01 Online Now Mar 15, 2007 at 5:20 PM

      I've wanted to swim with a dolphin for years but really can't afford the Bahamas. I've a BIG birhtday approaching this year and wonder how likely it is that I'll be able to swim with Funghi. Does anyone know if this is a possibility ?

      3 Answers Apr 4, 2007 at 11:30 AM
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      st.Patrick's day

      by gracienc Online Now Mar 5, 2007 at 11:21 AM


      Can you reccomend something to do in Dingle during this st.Patricks day? Maybe traditional music in An Droichead Beag?

      Thanks a lot

      2 Answers Mar 12, 2007 at 11:39 AM
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      Honeymoon in Dingle

      by dikfox Online Now Feb 9, 2007 at 11:06 AM

      I went through Dingle a couple years ago and fell in love. I have convinced the bride to be to spend 4 or 5 days here in the middle of March. How is the weather this time of year (we are both from sunny Florida) and is it better to fly into Shannon or Cork? I have never rented a car in Ireland (was too young before) but have decided to have a go this time round. What would be a couple great day trips from this area? She loves towns lined with old, beautiful buildings. This is her first time out of the country, so I want this trip to convince her to come back the following year for a couple of weeks. Thank you for any suggestions or advice.

      11 Answers Aug 10, 2007 at 9:27 PM
    • Self Guided Walking Tour of Dingle Way

      by goodangel Online Now Feb 7, 2007 at 5:45 PM

      My husband and I are planning a walking tour of Dingle Way in May. Do you advise us to plan an independent self-guided tour? Or would you recommend booking a guide with a small group of people?

      If we do a self guided tour, do you think we'll have trouble getting our luggage transported to our next accomodation?

      Thanks so much for your help!

      1 Answer Feb 7, 2007 at 10:50 PM
    • Walking distance...?

      by FortWorth1981 Online Now Jan 15, 2007 at 12:11 PM

      How far is the walk into the center of town...the main pubs, restaurants, etc? Also, is this a wise location for those traveling without a car?

      9 Answers Sep 9, 2008 at 12:59 PM
    • Dingle- Where to go with kids on New Years Eve

      by Boxoman Online Now Dec 24, 2006 at 9:29 AM

      We are coming to Dingle for the new year and we have two girls 8 and 12 who are mad for Irish Music. Are there any pubs or community places new years eve in or around Dingle where the adults can get a drink they have traditional music and the children would also be welcome?

      Your help would be much appriciated

    • What to expect in Novmeber?

      by SandersDSM Online Now Sep 4, 2006 at 7:30 PM

      We will be touring Dingle Peninsula in first week of November. What can we expect of the weather? Could one do the peninsula circular tour by bicycle in November and are the bike rental shops still open in first week of November?

      2 Answers Sep 6, 2006 at 5:24 AM
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      Drive Dingle Peninsula or Ring of Kerry - Pick one or the other...

      by DWMMLM Online Now Jun 29, 2006 at 9:28 AM

      We will be traveling to Ireland in Oct. and would like to know if we should skip the Ring of Kerry for a more manageable drive of the Dingle Peninsula. Time is really not an issue, but if our experience will be similar with several hours less in the car, then I would choose to use those other hours for more productive items like pub crawling.

      6 Answers Jul 19, 2006 at 3:20 PM
    • Seeking B&B Recommendations in Town of Dingle, County Kerry

      by MaryBethJ Online Now Apr 16, 2006 at 8:31 PM

      We'll be spending 2 nights in the town of Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland, and wonder if anyone can recommend a good B&B for 3 adults? We're using vouchers. Thanks!

      3 Answers Oct 16, 2007 at 10:42 AM
    • shopping

      by nancy02882 Online Now Mar 31, 2006 at 8:55 AM

      I'll be taking an escorted trip of Ireland. We will be spending 1 night in Limerick,2 nights in Dingle,2 nights in Waterford and 2 nights in Dublin.Are there any great places to go shopping? I'll be looking for sweaters and crystal. Thanks for any responses

      1 Answer Apr 3, 2006 at 9:20 AM