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    • Mountjoy Street - Dublin

      Dublin Nov 14, 2016 at 6:35 AM

      I will be visiting Dublin starting tomorrow. My hostel is located on Mountjoy street, and recently I've read mixed review about the location. Generally this doesn't affect me, since I'm mostly a daytime traveler and tend to avoid unsafe areas/crowds. However, tomorrow I would be arriving around 9pm. My initial plan was to walk on foot from O'Connel Bridge, but in the light of the reviews I've read, I'm not so sure anymore. What do you recommend? Is there a real risk of getting mugged/attacked?

      Also, any other safety advice would be highly appreciated.

      Thanks a lot.

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      Cork to Shannon

      Cork Nov 11, 2016 at 8:23 AM

      best way to get there. Cork airport, Flying out of Shannon in Aug 2017

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      Piercings in ireland

      Ireland Dec 6, 2016 at 10:39 AM

      This is a totally random question, but I was just wondering how popular piercings are in Ireland? I'm American and have a total of 14 including my tongue, lip, and 2 in my nose..I was just kind of wondering if it's generally accepted or if I'll be getting weird or judging looks from people when I go to visit? I realize it's more than likely not a big deal, but if people who live in Ireland or have visited and know how a majority of the people feel about facial piercings there, I would really appreciate hearing about it. I've never left the country and I'm nervous about everything haha

    • Hiring a private driver

      Ireland Nov 22, 2016 at 9:51 AM

      Has anyone ever hired a private driver in Ireland? This would be done in lieu of renting a car. Is it expensive? Recommended? I'm planning a drip that goes from Dublin south around the shore up to Galway and back to Dublin. This would probably be done in a week's time. Any help/advice would be appreciated.

    • 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

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      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