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    • EmilyLeiter's Profile Photo

      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!

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      Connemara itinerary

      by kiko76 Online Now Jul 29, 2015 at 8:39 AM

      I have only mid day to visit the Connemara by car starting from Galway.
      Someone can suggest me an itinerary?

      2 Answers Jul 29, 2015 at 9:05 AM
    • Easter Sunday and Monday

      by rockybear17 Online Now 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?

      2 Answers Mar 6, 2015 at 3:57 AM
    • Shell Beach

      by crazymum Online Now Jan 13, 2015 at 4:13 PM

      A friend has told me about a fantastically beautiful shell beach located in a reserve of reclaimed land - but can't remember exactly where - any ideas please??

      Many thanx

      1 Answer Jan 13, 2015 at 4:39 PM
    • Activities & Nightlife

      by donegalgirl1 Online Now Jul 22, 2014 at 12:52 PM

      A group of 18 year olds going to Galway for a few days, what kind of activities could we do during the day that won't bore us ( more amusements and paintballing kinda craic than anything ) and wheres the best spots for night life ?

      2 Answers Jul 29, 2014 at 7:16 AM
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      Galway in a day

      by sparkieplug24 Online Now Mar 26, 2014 at 1:37 PM

      We are on a cruise in May and one of the Ports of Call is Galway. We are there from 8-6 but Im estimating we will be off the ship maybe 10-3 or 10-4 maximum. I have been looking at the tips and hints here and various other sites and there seems so much to see and do. I was wondering if anyone had any opinions on what are really must do activities baring in mind we have only 5-6 hours ashore

      6 Answers May 24, 2014 at 10:59 AM
    • Good Friday in Galway

      by xonessa487 Online Now Jan 14, 2014 at 10:42 AM

      Good afternoon! My friend and I booked a trip to Ireland, arriving Palm Sunday and leaving Easter Sunday morning of this year. We will be in Galway on Good Friday and have heard that basically, everything in the country shuts down that day. Any suggestions on what we can do that day/night?

      7 Answers Jan 17, 2014 at 2:32 AM
    • Galway emergency holiday apartment/room

      by NidiaAlvarez Online Now Dec 19, 2013 at 11:28 AM

      Hi, I have a very big problem here; me and my boyfriend had planned to spend the holidays together after 2 months apart (I had to move to England for study reasons), but his new housemate does not want me in their house (with very short notice). I have found a place to stay the first few days, but I am desperate to find a place in the city centre from the 26th of December to the 8th of January. It would be the best Christmas present for us. Anyone knows of a cheap comfy place that could be rented for those days? I hope Santa hears me, we have been very good all year round...

      6 Answers Dec 19, 2013 at 2:54 PM
    • July 2014 Galway

      by Yvodad Online Now Dec 2, 2013 at 2:26 PM

      I am spending one week in Galway July 2014, doing the Connemara & Burren coach tours & Corrib Princess Cruise but would really like to find a 3rd coach tour (not including the open top Galway bus and not to the Islands). Also if there is an interesting manor house to visit. Any suggestions. We don't drive.

      7 Answers Dec 3, 2013 at 8:03 AM
    • where to travel from pa. north in less than 4 hours

      by mh18640 Online Now Mar 11, 2013 at 8:08 AM

      i lilve in n e pa. state, where to go thats no further than 3 1/2 hrs.

      6 Answers Mar 12, 2013 at 4:09 PM
    • Should i move to Galway

      by Forfour Online Now May 9, 2012 at 9:31 AM

      Hello everyone

      I have been offered a job in Galway and it would be 2000euros a month.
      Is this enough to live on? How much is a nice flat per month? I've looked online and they seem to cost a bomb.
      Is the city busy.....?


      3 Answers May 9, 2012 at 2:20 PM
    • Gas laughs

      by sexyyoungwanns2k11 Online Now Jun 20, 2011 at 11:29 AM

      Clubs on a Tuesday and Wednesday night? x o x o

      4 Answers Jun 20, 2011 at 11:45 AM
    • Failte tours

      by rh7036 Online Now May 3, 2011 at 6:27 PM


      I was just wondering if anyone has had experience with the Failte tour company out of Galway. I'm considering connecting with a few of their tours from Dublin. Thanks!

    • feile 2011

      by charlie111 Online Now Apr 21, 2011 at 1:55 PM

      Hi we have about 10 families travelling to the feile this year we would like to stay in galway city could anybody tell me is there a block of apartments of holiday homes/cottages that would cater for 10 families for the weekend of 24th to 26th june 2011, hotels are working out too expensive as most of the families would need 2 rooms to cater for adults and children ratio

      2 Answers Apr 22, 2011 at 12:31 AM
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      Night bus Galway - Dublin airport

      by schmechi Online Now Apr 15, 2011 at 1:34 PM

      I'm seeking alternatives to go back from Galway to Dublin airport at early morning. So I discovered and Do you you have experiences with these bus operators? Are they reliable? And will it be necessary to reserve a seat in advance? Do you know, wether they've got onboard-toilets (Regarding to this operator have, but I do not know it about Citylink).

      3 Answers Jul 15, 2013 at 1:47 PM
    • Galway to Castlebar

      by celtic10 Online Now Apr 12, 2011 at 6:19 AM

      Can anyone advise me on the most economical transport from Galway to Castlebar, how often buses run and what the cost would be for a single ticket hopefully tomorrow. Also what sort of weather would I expect in Castlebar and how does it compare to Cork weatherwise
      Thanks for all the help to me so far as I backpack through beautiful Ireland.

      3 Answers Apr 12, 2011 at 12:23 PM
    • Good Friday Evening

      by LtMorale Online Now Apr 10, 2011 at 3:37 PM

      Myself and a few friends are going to be on a Guided Tour of Ireland next week and will be spending the night in Galway on Good Friday. I just found out that ALL Pubs and Clubs are required to be closed on Good Friday. The tour operators must have forgotten to mention this when we booked :-)
      Any recommendations as to what to do on this night??
      Someone said that the Hotel bars are the only ones allowed to be open?? In the USA the hotel bars are consistently boring. Is the same true in Galway?? Am i allowed to go to another hotel bar if one is known to be better than the others - or am i restricted to only my hotel bar?

      Thank you in advance. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

      3 Answers Apr 11, 2011 at 2:10 AM
    • Football tickets

      by celtic10 Online Now Apr 9, 2011 at 11:45 AM

      Can anyone tell me where I might get a ticket to the Allianz Football Leage game Galway v Dublin tomorrow and how much it will cost.
      I'm from Australia and backpacking. Also can anyone tell me what the best way and fare is from Dublin to Galway as I'm planning to leave Dublin in the morning. Also looking at cheap accommodation backpackers or B & B

      1 Answer Apr 9, 2011 at 11:55 AM
    • Getting between Salthill and Galway City Center?

      by corianderstem Online Now Apr 7, 2011 at 2:01 PM

      I'm thinking about staying in the Salthill area rather than the city center, as it looks like a wonderful part of town.

      How easy is it to get to the city center from there? I'll have a car but would rather not drive around the city, so would be walking (during daylight hours), taking a bus or getting a cab.

      I'm basing myself in Galway for 3 days, with one day reserved for exploring the city, one day reserved for driving around Connemara, and the third day for a trip to the Aran Islands, so I don't know that I really *need* to be in the city center for convenience.

      How long a walk is it, do you think? I walk at a good clip. Is there a frequent bus that goes between the two?


      9 Answers Apr 9, 2011 at 8:40 AM
    • Bikes in Galway

      by xaviermatt Online Now Mar 21, 2011 at 6:41 PM

      My girlfriend and I are staying in a B&B about 4 kilometers from Galway city in April. We were thinking of hiring bicycles so that we could park our car at the B&B and ride the bikes to and from town. Does anyone know if that's a good idea? Is it generally safe for cyclists on the roads/sidewalks inside and just outside the city? Is it safe to lock a bike around the city? Is it safe to ride at night?

      Thanks for any advice or answers to my multiple questions!

      4 Answers Mar 22, 2011 at 11:07 AM
    • Joyces Craft Shop

      by jmoneill Online Now Jan 28, 2011 at 9:03 AM

      Do you have an email address for Mark Joyce or Joyces Craft Shop. in 2002 I purchased a marble Galway hooker that I have broken and wish to replace.
      Joyce O'Neill

      3 Answers Jan 28, 2011 at 10:51 AM
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      Galway or Limerick

      by schmechi Online Now Nov 21, 2010 at 1:07 PM

      Which city is more worth seeing, Galway or Limerick? Unfortunately my time is limited and I can only afford one day in one of this cities.

      I'd spent two nights in the selected city using it as a base for a daytrip to Cliffs of Moher, the other day would be free for sightseeing...

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      Sights on the way from Dublin to Galway

      by globetrotting_man Online Now Jul 27, 2010 at 1:32 PM

      We're going to be driving from Dublin to Galway on a weekday in late August. Couple questions: How long would it take if we just drove straight through. Are there any "must stop and see" sights along the way? Thanks!

      3 Answers Jul 29, 2010 at 6:25 AM
    • nite life salthill

      by lfc Online Now Jun 9, 2010 at 12:03 PM

      hi folks
      what is the nite life like in salthill.
      i am interested in pubs with live music

      2 Answers Jun 14, 2010 at 7:43 AM
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      Accomodations in Galway City Center?

      by cdean Online Now Jun 9, 2010 at 11:48 AM

      I'm looking for a centrally located hotel or B & B - for about a five night stay. I'd like to pay about 75 - 85 Euros per night on average. I'll be traveling alone so I'm looking for somewhere I'll feel comfortable coming and going. Also, is the Salthill area walking distance of the city center? That looks like it would have some moderately priced places to stay.. Thanks for the feedback!

      4 Answers Jun 10, 2010 at 8:53 AM
    • How to get to Galway?

      by tregs22 Online Now Jun 1, 2010 at 4:34 PM


      I am looking at visiting Galway in the summer but cannot seem to find any flights going from anywhere near where I live. Does anyone know if there are any airlines that fly to Galway from either Southampton or Bournemouth airports? If not these, then any airports near to these?



      4 Answers Jun 2, 2010 at 2:02 AM
    • Need an address

      by aeastabrooks Online Now May 28, 2010 at 9:14 PM

      We stopped at Joyces Craft Shop and had a delightful time talking with the owner. He was a world of information - we made sure to stop at everything he said "Don't miss." I've got a book of Washington State I want to send him. I figure he shared his country with us - I'd love to share my state with him. If anyone has an address, I'd really appreciate it! Loved Ireland - loved the people - would love to go back again some time!

      2 Answers Jun 1, 2010 at 5:30 PM
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      Flea markets, Car boot sales & Antique markets/stores Sat June 26 & Sun June 27th?

      by charlesracine Online Now May 25, 2010 at 10:32 AM

      Hello, does anyone have any information and detail on local/Galway Flea markets, Car boot sales & Antique markets or stores on Sat June 26 & Sun June 27st? We really enjoy the experience of a local market. We will have a car also, local public transportation works well too.

      Thank you all for any & all comments.

      1 Answer May 26, 2010 at 4:21 PM

      by friendly3330 Online Now May 16, 2010 at 12:25 PM

      TOday is Sunday, 5/16 and we are supposedly leaving the U.S. on 5/21 this Friday. The volcano is again spewing ash towards Ireland.

      Does anyone know when the ash comes overhead does it cause breathing problems??

      I have asthma and it would be important for me to find out. I am really sick of all these medical problems.

      Thanks for the help again.....

      3 Answers May 16, 2010 at 10:05 PM

      by friendly3330 Online Now Apr 30, 2010 at 11:25 AM

      We are from the U.S. and on a tour coming to Galway, Cork, Wexford, and Dublin for our hotel stays and also visiting many small towns/villages along the way in May 2010. I know that Irish Gaelic and English are spoken here.

      A serious question to anyone that can help please. I have a rare eye condition and have had 5 operations in the last 6 months. My eye doctor has said it is all right for me to travel. He is going to write a letter regarding my condition in case I need to go to hospital.

      If I need to go to hospital, will there be any doctor there that can read my doctor's letter written in English? I know it sounds silly, but is extremely important to me for my safety.

      My eye doctor does not think I will have any problems, but just in case. Thank you so much for the advice.

      13 Answers May 3, 2010 at 12:42 AM

      by friendly3330 Online Now Apr 9, 2010 at 12:08 PM

      We are coming to Galway and want to know if there are any Barclays ATM machines here?

      We can use our ATM from the U.S. for free in that ATM machine. Thank you....