My good friend and I (both females in our early 30s) will be traveling to Ireland at the beginning of April this year, and have started to make our itinerary, but would greatly appreciate some suggestions:
April 7th - Arrive in Dublin at 5:45 am, rent a car, and drive to Galway. Explore Galway and stay in Galway
- Any suggestions for Bed and Breakfasts in Galway?
April 8th - Explore the Connemara area and stay in Galway.
- Any suggestions on what to see in this area of the country? What would you consider the best driving route in Connemara??
April 9th - Drive to Cliffs of Moher, Burrens, and Limerick (1 hr 18 mins from Galway). Stay in Limerick.
- Any suggestions on B&Bs here?
April 10th - Drive to Dingle (2 hr 7 mins from Limerick), take the Slea Head drive, stay in Dingle.
April 11th - Spend another day in Dingle, stay in Dingle.
- Any suggestions on B&Bs here?
April 12th - Drive to Cork to visit the Blarney stone (2 hr 24 mins from Dingle), then drive to onto Kilkenny (1 hr 49 mins from Cork). Stay in Kilkenny.
April 13th - Explore Kilkenny in the morning, then drive to Dublin (1 hr 31 minutes), stay in Dublin.
April 14th - Tour the Guinness brewery in Dublin in the morning, and get ready for our flight home at 3:45 pm.
Are we expecting to see/do too much in the time that we have available? I would greatly appreciate any suggestions as to where to stay, what to see, where to eat, etc.
Thank you in advance!
Shannon airport is my final destination but I have to stop first at Heathrow to change planes on this last leg of my flight. I want to know if I will be going through Customs at Heathrow OR at Shannon Airport (or would it be both??).
My flight originates in the US. Thank you so much!
We will be visiting the ring of kerry area in May. We will be walking part of the way and was looking for advice on where to stay. We are looking for towns where we could hear some irish music. Would I have to book ahead or it being May would I be early enough in the season to book as I go. Over the years we usually travel to Europe in May and booking on the spot isn't a problem. Of course we will be spending at least a night in Killarney. How about Kenmare and Glenbeigh?
I was wondering if for example we walked from Kenmare to Sneem and wanted to more to another town that was more lively would hitch hiking be an option.
Just booked seven oaks hotel for mothers day just wondering what is going on around the town and were is good to drink
What is the best way to change dollars to euros, before I leave US or when I get there ? Do I use debit cards or credit cards, which is more economical.?
First time traveling outside US, Keep getting different answers regarding how to exchange dollars for euros. What is the best way ? Before I leave US, debit cards there, or banks there> help!
I've seen 2 websites with 2 different answers for the opening times for this abbey. One says it will close after August 28 2014 and the other says mid-September 2014. I tried emailing them but I don't think anyone is monitoring the emails at this time of year. Anyone know for sure? I'm trying to arrange flights from Canada to Dublin and the date is important since I'd rather come in September and not August. I guess you can't wander about the grounds off-season?
This summer we are planning a visit round the Uk. We booked a flight from Liverpool to Dublin for the 27th -28th July .We want to spend a night there .What was our surprise we couldnt find a decent place at a good price . As you can imagine we are on a budget so could anyone suggest a place to stay near ther centre . That weekend most places are sold out the day we need to stay or are very expensive .
Also while I am here I would be grateful for any information to help us during our day and half stay . thank you very much :)
We are flying into Dublin for two days, then taking a short flight to Scotland for four days, then come back to Ireland for a driving tour outside Dublin. The flight to Scotland only allows for a small bag on the flight. Is there somewhere safe to store our larger bags while we are out of the country that's cheap/safe? We won't be staying in the same hotel after our return to Ireland.
for manual transmission cars, is the pedal pattern the same as in the US? right to left: gas pedal, brake, clutch.
Hi fellow VTs
I am taking 3 fourteen year old boys for weekend and I an looking for reasonably priced 2 bed roomed accommodation but maybe not a hostel preferably around the location of AM concert in Rathfarnum,,
I have got a job offer from cork,Ireland and will get salary approx. 3,600 euros/month. Could anyone let me know (1) how much will be net income after reduction of all type taxes etc. (2) and living cost (for a single person including rent house (1 bed apartment is fine), food, etc)
We are traveling to Ireland to spend ~1 week in Kinsale & looking for activities for the other week. We will be driving our own car & looking for more off the beaten path types of activities or sites. Suggestions??? Thanx!
I want to see the northeast portion of Ireland. Rail is limited. Do they have tour busses?
Are there any (outside Dublin) that are near train stations? I will be traveling with my parents who are in their 70s. We would like to do day trips by taking the train to some point outside Dublin and renting a car for 7-8 hours.
I am staying in Donegal town end of April 2014 and cannot contact Donegal tours. They do not answer Emails and their (outside) ticketing service only starts in June. Also no one answers the phone. They advertise big on the internet that they run tours every day. ? Can anybody help?
My friend is arriving at Dublin airport and wants to know the number of the Bus that will take him close to Lower Abbey Street where his hotel is situated.
I know the 747 goes to the centre but have forgotten the others that are cheaper.
Her my family are groning to portlaois what tings are ther to see in midt irland. Plz need help we Fona be ther for 7 days
Is there any connection from Cobh to Cork around 5 am? I need to be in Cork at 6 am on Monday.
Has anyone tried this walking tour in Derry City? Bogside History Tours? Reading good reports on other websites.
When I depart on the trip hopefully in August I will be 20 years old and a female travelling solo.
Just wondered if anyone has any help with accommodation, meeting and making friends my age, best sights to see and any travelling tips in general would be a huge help.
I am a very sociable person spend all my waking time surrounded by friends so to travel alone for me is very daunting and I am very nervous.
Any comments will be helpful!
After a night at a hotel close to the airport in Dublin, I have a 6.50 am flight on Aer Lingus to Lyon FR. How much time do I need to reserve for check-in and security? The flight is on a Saturday if that makes any difference. Thanks!
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?
I will be traveling to Dublin later in the year and was hoping to stay in a hotel/guesthouse I saw once on a favourite tv show. I have no idea about the name but am hoping that someone on the forum may be able to help me identify it by recognising any of the following features:
- Traditional style (high ceilings, chandeliers, dado rails on walls, fancy cornices and high kickboards)
- The specific room featured in the show was a suite (started with a D - I think it may have been 'The Director's Suite'??)
- Wallpaper was of a cream colour and had handwriting on it
- Above the dado rail there was a strip of small prints (two different recurring images of fairies or angels??)
- Three large windows next to each other (from ceiling down to dado) - the top of a large tree is visible from here
- Bed has a high arched blue upholstered headboard
- Blue carpet with a pattern of recurring pale mark
- Curtains are cream with gold lines making a diamond pattern
- Seems to be a fairly large room
- White bathroom with double vanity and a small black chandelier
- Note: As you open the door to the suite, there is a tiny alcove and you have the door to the bathroom directly in front of you and a door to the bedroom to your right.
- Wall above dado rail painted creamy tan
- Wall below dado rail painted deep red
- White trims and doors
- Mirrors and artwork decorations
- Small straight hall (just a lift opening to approx. 6 doors, inc. fire escape)
- The suite is at the end of the hall - directly facing the lift.
- Silver wallpaper above dado rail (sort of a floral diamond pattern)
- Painted a deep red below dado rail
- White trims and doors
- Unlike the other hallway this one (which I think is on a lower floor) has alcoves and other halls leading off in different directions.
- Relatively small and seems to have doors that open on either side
- Side interior walls are mirrored
I have trawled through countless Dublin accommodation websites trying to find the right hotel/guesthouse from the hundreds on offer with no luck and would be very grateful for any suggestions from fellow 'forumers' who may be able to help me identify this place. Thanks!!!
Hi me and my three girlfriends would like to come to Ireland for a weekend away with out the kids. We are older age between 30-40 and haven't a clue in the best place to go we are looking for a nice country setting to stay in with some nice relaxing walks, and traditional little pubs tucked away but also not to far away from a good town with great bars and nightlife that is easy to get to by bus/taxi. We are looking not to spend a huge fortune thanks guys jade x
Looking for beaches on the west coast to take children for sea finds....
Old botles and fishing nets washed up..... any idea of such a baech?
Will the shops in Grafton Street be open on Sunday (29/12/13), Do they close early on Sundays ?
Is it possible to purchase a ticket for the Hop on-hop off bus from the driver, Do you know the price.
We are only there for the day so would like to cram lots in, weather permitting !!
Many thanks & a Happy Christmas
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...
Hi everyone! :) I'm Léa from France, and with some friends from other countries in Europe, we are going to Ireland for the coming holidays. We would love to do new years eve in Cork. We'll go to pubs in the evening then night clubs. But then I wonder if there would be some places open until very late (i mean until it's day time again) cause we plan to really party all night. Can you name some places which will be open all night long that night ?
Thank you !!!
I'm applying for short visa.. if ever I need to stay longer. can I re-apply in Ireland.??
of do I need to go back to my country to re-apply