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    • what to wear

      Ireland 22 hours ago

      What to pack/wear for mid-October Weather in nice france

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      6 Day visit to Ireland

      Ireland Yesterday

      We are planning a 6 day visit to Ireland as part of our tour of UK in 2016. We plan to visit Ireland from 2-8 June. During our visit we would also like to visit Northern Ireland. We plan to rent a car as we are a family of 5 including our 13 year old daughter and our senior citizen parents. Please suggest some optional itineraries

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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!

    • Best way to travel from Doolin to Galway City

      by barlar Online Now Aug 5, 2015 at 7:14 PM

      In October, 2015 a friend and I are travelling from Blarney to Doolin, spending 2 nights there and then travelling to Galway City. We won't have a car so are wondering what is the best way to accomplish this. Thanks for any help.

      2 Answers Aug 6, 2015 at 1:36 AM
    • 24 Hours in Doolin

      by Fid12 Online Now Mar 24, 2014 at 8:37 AM

      Hey we are heading to Doolin this weekend and it's becoming increasingly difficult to plan some fun things for us 6 ladies on a mini hen day/night. We had the ted tour arranged but yesterday this was cancelled on us - so kinda at a loose end?
      Any suggestions would be appreciated :)

      1 Answer Mar 24, 2014 at 10:11 AM
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      Traditional pub songs

      by londonlover Online Now Mar 16, 2014 at 2:25 PM

      First trip to Ireland coming up in June, and I'm a violinist with a soft spot for Celtic music. Planning to spend a night in Doolin listening to pub music. My question is this--what are some of the most common songs played in this setting? If I were able to convince someone to let me join in, I'd like to learn a few of them in advance! :) Thanks!

      6 Answers Mar 19, 2014 at 2:31 AM
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      Bus from Dublin to Doolin

      by livlumia Online Now Mar 28, 2013 at 4:08 AM

      Hi :)
      How do I get to Doolin By bus? As far as I understand, bus EIREANN departs from dublin to doolin three times a day, which means that if I arrive in dublin at 10 a.m., I am first in doolin at 8: 00 pm... Is there any other more flexible buslinie?

      5 Answers Mar 29, 2013 at 5:03 AM
    • travel in doolin

      by frenchie.musician Online Now Sep 28, 2012 at 11:49 PM

      i'm a french girl and i'm looking for a one-week-trip with my best friend... the only thing is, i'm 15 and she's 16 so we just wanted to know if we can enter in a pub... the other thing is, i'm looking for a cute village tippical of ireland, and i'm affraid that there's too much tourists in doolin...

      4 Answers Oct 3, 2012 at 10:58 AM
    • Birthday in Doolin

      by Sunshine68 Online Now Feb 23, 2012 at 2:19 PM

      Spending a few days, of the 10 I have in the area, in Doolin this coming Spring, and I'm wondering which pub would be most fun to celebrate my birthday (June 2) at. Hoping for a place that offers good food, good music and a lively crowd. I'm a Canuck (Canadian) and this will be my first time in beautiful Ireland. I have been told that either McGann's or McDermott's would be good bets. Anyone have any opinions on either?

      4 Answers Mar 22, 2012 at 1:15 PM
    • Best time for Doolin?

      by XcodyX Online Now Oct 26, 2010 at 9:47 AM

      I'm a 21 year-old male looking at staying in Doolin for a week or so next year, most likely at the Allie River Hostel. Can anyone tell me what time of the year is the best time to visit this village? (Weather/prices/less tourists). Any other advice on this village would be appreciated.

      11 Answers Jul 18, 2011 at 3:45 AM
    • car in inishmore

      by mektub Online Now Jul 15, 2010 at 5:44 AM

      Hi everyone

      Can you tell me more about the transportation..
      I would like to take my car from Doolin to Inishmore but i dont know the fare
      and the timetable.
      Please help me as i am planning to make this trip very soon
      Many thanks

      3 Answers Jul 15, 2010 at 7:16 AM
    • Can we pick up a car in Doolin?

      by lennon2 Online Now Mar 30, 2010 at 1:34 AM

      We'll be on Inis Meain in April, and would like to go from there to Doolin for a Saturday night stay. Can we arrange to pick up a rental car there? Saturday night or Sunday? We'd be returning it to Dublin Tuesday. Major rental companies' online forms all seem to off only airport rentals.


    • Gus O'Connor's Pub

      by lnorthcutt Online Now Oct 30, 2009 at 10:43 AM

      We will be in Doolin on the 20th of November. Will there be music at Gus O'Connor's on that date.

      1 Answer Oct 30, 2009 at 11:04 AM
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      Staying in Doolin, no car, how difficult to get around?

      by vikingrider Online Now Sep 3, 2009 at 7:18 PM

      I'd like to stay a few days in Doolin and take some boat tours and bus tours. What can anyone recommend as a good central locations/hotel where I can easily walk to the pier, etc? I don't mind walking several km. I don't want to waste money on taxis. I'd love to stay at the Ballinalacken Castle Hotel but can't get an idea on how far it is from the pier, restaurants, etc. Thanx

      1 Answer Sep 3, 2009 at 10:44 PM
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      Aran Islands ferries

      by zweiblumen Online Now Jun 7, 2009 at 1:01 PM

      I'm off to County Clare in august and spending several days in Doolin, I know there are two or three ferry companies serving the Aran Islands but I am unsure as to how far in advance I'd need to book a ferry for a day trip to any of the islands. Is it possible to just turn up on the day or is advance booking required?

      3 Answers Jun 9, 2009 at 11:13 PM
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      accomodation off season

      by warmfeet2 Online Now Jan 13, 2008 at 9:41 PM

      Have tried to email Mcgann's B&B about 3 times as I have heard it is great but they have not replied, and am having trouble finding any other B&B's which are open at the beginning of March. The ones I have contacted all advise they are not open at that time of the year. I am looking for somewhere within walking distance to Doolin centre for the 8th and possibly the 9th March 2008. Does any one have any suggestions.

    • O'Connor's Pub

      by LeonDourgarian Online Now Mar 11, 2007 at 6:52 PM

      Less than 3 years ago, my wife and I stayed at the Aranview Hotel and we ate at O'Connor's Pub. The Irish Stew that I had that evening was one of the most delicious meals that I ever had. The menu indicated that the base for the sauce was Guinness. We would like to return for another meal someday, but in the meantime is it possible to get the recipe for the Stew?
      Thank you.

      1 Answer Mar 12, 2007 at 5:26 AM

      by jej12 Online Now Dec 5, 2006 at 7:24 AM


      2 Answers Dec 7, 2006 at 10:20 AM
    • On our way to Doolin...

      by Cincinnatichicki Online Now Aug 17, 2006 at 10:15 AM

      Hi Folks! My friend and I are Doolin-bound on September 2, 2006.

      I've found all your pages most helpful--can't wait to see the cliffs, islands, and pubs. I bless whomever mentioned that Doolin has no-ATM's! Thank you much!

      Here's the bummer thing: our rental car fell through. (Way too many Euro's required to secure one) so we're going to be limited by what we can see with our own two feet, bus pass, and occasional taxi.

      Aside from the cliffs, burren, island, caves and Doonagore castle, anythind else local to Doolin you'd recommend seeing?

      How about anything that can be reached on a one-day's bus trip? Limerick is in the is Ennis.


      2 Answers Aug 25, 2006 at 10:23 AM
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      Wanting to travel to Ireland- need help!

      by travelgarfield Online Now Jan 4, 2006 at 9:25 AM

      I'm trying to do some research on travelling to Ireland. I would like to visit Doolin just to go visit the Cliffs of Moher. I would also like to go to Killarney and walk on the beach. Then my last stop would be to go to Dublin. I would like to go on a escorted coach tour. Does anyone recommend a certain company? I'm looking into . I will be travelling alone and would feel comfortable taking a tour of this type. Any suggestions will help.

      5 Answers Aug 17, 2006 at 10:17 AM
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      by travelgarfield Online Now Jan 3, 2006 at 1:58 PM

      When is the best time to visit the Cliffs of Moher? I would love to take photos of the area. What is the weather like most of the time and when is the best time to go to Ireland?

      4 Answers Feb 11, 2006 at 12:13 AM
    • O'connors and other pubs

      by lutteuses Online Now Feb 25, 2004 at 3:42 AM

      Hi, are O'connors and other pubs still playing music this time of year or is it limited to the toruisty season? We were inspired by the Oconnors travellogue on Kitsynmoxy's page and thought we'd head down for a weekend since we'll be in Galway next month ayway. Thanks, Ls

      3 Answers Feb 26, 2004 at 3:44 AM
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      Doolin Activity Lodge

      by KitsyNMoxy Online Now Mar 17, 2003 at 10:29 AM

      Has anybody heard of the Doolin Activity Lodge? Recommendations or information on prices etc. would be most appreciated. We have sent them an e-mail but we expect they either out looking for leprechauns or wetting their shamrocks on St. Patrick's Day..... so while we are waiting we would be grateful for anybody's input! Thanks in advance!

      5 Answers Mar 17, 2005 at 5:28 AM
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      B&Bs in Doolin

      by KitsyNMoxy Online Now Mar 16, 2003 at 3:21 AM

      We'll be in Doolin a couple of days at Easter. Does anybody know of good B&B accomodation that will be open then? Preferably close to a pub so we don't have far to walk after our evening pint! Thanks, KitsynMoxy

      3 Answers Mar 16, 2003 at 2:25 PM