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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!

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      How to get around

      by jpianosi Online Now Jul 29, 2014 at 3:47 AM

      Hi VTs. We are spending about a week in Ireland next summer and will be staying in the countryside about 40km southwest of Sligo. What is the best way for us to travel so we can see the best of Ireland in that week? Driving is OK, but I'd like to be able to do some whiskey tasting, and enjoy the pubs, so alternate ideas are welcome. We will be 4 adults, and at the end of the week, we'll be leaving from Dublin.

      Thank you!

      3 Answers Jul 29, 2014 at 3:49 PM
    • bus timetable

      by jeanowens Online Now Aug 21, 2013 at 12:57 AM

      is there public transport from the sligo park hotel

      3 Answers Aug 21, 2013 at 1:57 PM
    • What to do in Sligo

      by Shellenski Online Now Mar 23, 2012 at 10:04 PM

      I am traveling with 3 friends through Ireland in August 2012 and we had planned to stop in Sligo for one night. Could you give me some tips/recommendations as to what is good to see/do there.


      3 Answers Mar 24, 2012 at 5:08 PM
    • train travel from london to sligo planner

      by paintings2 Online Now Sep 21, 2011 at 6:11 PM

      If I want to travel from london to sligo by train but I do not know where to get train from if anyone
      the trip from sligo how did u get to london please i am going to a
      Street called barrack thank you

      6 Answers Sep 23, 2011 at 11:26 AM

      by Yve1 Online Now Jul 9, 2010 at 7:54 PM

      After spending a week horsebackriding in the Sligo area, we have 5 days to travel to other areas of Ireland. Are there specific modes of travel from Sligo that make it easy to see other areas. We will be arriving from Dublin by train to Sligo, so would like to go to the Spainish Point area, but am not sure how to get there from Sligo since we will not have a car. Or, should we head to another area. We are very flexible. Are there car rentals in Sligo that allow us to drop off the car in Dublin where we will be flying home? ANy type of information or suggestions would be appreciated? This is our first visit abroad to Ireland.

      5 Answers Aug 13, 2010 at 8:34 AM

      by Yve1 Online Now Jul 4, 2010 at 3:49 PM

      Inoticed the posting regarding the sheep and the hiking trails, has anyone gone horsebackriding without a guide in the area of Sligo?

      1 Answer Jul 4, 2010 at 7:13 PM
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      Flea markets, Car boot sales & Antique markets or stores on FridayJune 25&

      by charlesracine Online Now May 25, 2010 at 10:36 AM

      Hello, does anyone have any information and detail on local/Sligo Flea markets, Car boot sales & Antique markets or stores on Friday June 25th? 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.

    • Gentry

      by kneeznau Online Now Sep 6, 2009 at 3:28 PM

      I see nothing about the Gentry on any of the postings? Ben Bulben and Ross Pt. are associated with Them. Any locals or tourists have experience of Them?

      1 Answer Sep 7, 2009 at 11:40 AM
    • lodging near sligo train station

      by seyahat Online Now Jun 7, 2009 at 8:57 PM

      Can anyone recommend a hotel or B&B in Sligo that is not too far from the train station? (Unless the train station is in a dreadful part of town that you'd discourage staying in.) Main concerns are something accessible to my 93-year-old mom who uses a push walker and can't do a lot of stairs at one time. Did you have occasion to use either taxi or bus from the station to the hotel or B&B? Do you recall the approximate cost?

      4 Answers Jun 11, 2009 at 3:14 PM
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      Gillighan’s World

      by alivan Online Now Jun 15, 2008 at 12:39 PM

      I'm interested in visit Sligo this summer with child and I want more information about Gillighan’s World, it seems a nice option for my nieces. Is a good place?
      What can I visit in Sligo for two days?
      Thank you in advance for your replays.


      2 Answers Jun 16, 2008 at 8:05 AM
    • Writer looking for accommodations

      by dwright4100 Online Now Mar 15, 2008 at 4:10 PM

      Going to Co. Sligo for three weeks this summer.I am an assistant to a writer and we will be doing research for a book while there. Where do you suggest we stay? We can stay anywhere in Co Sligo. Ideally, we would like to stay in a house in a village center where we can walk to eat, to a pub. We are open to all accommodations that offer comofort and have charm.

      4 Answers Jun 25, 2008 at 1:21 AM
    • the bar you left a tip about :)

      by yeeooo Online Now Mar 12, 2008 at 5:10 AM

      thinking of headin 2 sligo 4 a getaway and i like the sound of that pub u were on about, you said its formal dress code, i just wanted 2 no if i would look 2 out of place if i wore a dress and heels and just get dolled up :) pretty vain question but you know how it is :) thanks... louise

      2 Answers Mar 12, 2008 at 8:53 AM
    • londonderry to sligo to belfast

      by suslyon Online Now Sep 8, 2007 at 8:26 AM

      we were thinking of going from derry to galway then to belfast, oct 18-19, but think sligo is a better choice for driving etc. any good thoughts about b*b or farm in sligo?

    • laundramat

      by mikegil Online Now Aug 9, 2006 at 6:33 PM

      Is there a laundramat in Sligo?? we will bw spending two weeks in ireland later this month. Our two day stop in Sligo is in the middle of our trip. Packing will be much easier if we knew we could do laundry while we wre in Sligo

      1 Answer Aug 10, 2006 at 12:05 AM
    • Info on enniscrone in sligo

      by pebfiona Online Now May 31, 2005 at 3:44 PM

      I am going to Enniscrone in Sligo in july and I was wondering are their many places of historical interest near there. Also what all activites are there for three young children aged 4, 3 and 2. Love to hear from you.

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      a nameplace in sligo.

      by bankowskiboy Online Now Apr 2, 2005 at 8:06 PM

      hi,i believe my mothers surname came from a place called o' sligo.her name was tarpey,a good ancient irish name by all accounts.does this place exist to this day.

      7 Answers Sep 11, 2012 at 4:51 PM
    • Has anyone ever been to Easkey south of Sligo?

      by betsyteeter Online Now Jul 10, 2004 at 9:57 AM

      My husband and I have rented a cottage in Easkey for our base as we explore the coast. I can't find much information on the town except that it's well known for surfing. We also plan on getting up to Killybegs since this is where my ancestors Derry's are from and would love any information on the area from those who have traveled or live there. Thanks! Betsy