Ireland!

  • averyc93

    Posts: 50

    Mar 24, 2014 7:14 PM GMT
    Anyone have any suggestions as far as what to see/avoid, how to get around, etc? Planning a trip for December but it's been difficult to find out what is worth visiting and what's just not worth the time. Suggestions? Tips?
  • Suetonius

    Posts: 1842

    Apr 09, 2014 9:36 AM GMT
    It's a rather cold time of year to go there - I wouldn't go there at that time, anyway. Avoca might be interesting if you watched the TV series Ballykissangel.

    The country is not big on public transportation - if you want to get out in the countryside, you will need to rent a car. If you are into Irish music, try County Claire or around Doolin.
  • Scalese89

    Posts: 122

    Apr 11, 2014 11:48 AM GMT
    Definitely rent a car. I went with a group of friends two years ago, had originally planned to stay in Dublin for 4 days but ended up spending 2 there and then renting a car to drive around the island. We drove through some pretty little towns and villages and also visited the Ciffs of Moher which is a must see. Remember the driver needs to be 25 or over, though.
  • SENCGuy1

    Posts: 247

    Apr 15, 2014 8:53 PM GMT
    You can do Dublin in two days, then rent a car for the rest. My suggestions are below:

    Dublin - Trinity College Tour
    Book of Kells & good giftshop
    Guinness Tour - $20 but the view from the bar on top is great
    The parks are nice but December will be cold
    All the pubs are good

    North of Dublin - Newgrange
    Battle of Boyne

    South of Dublin - Wicklow Mountains and visit Glendalogh while there

    Have a great trip.
  • averyc93

    Posts: 50

    Apr 15, 2014 10:38 PM GMT
    Thank you all for the suggestions! We are actually going to be heading over there this summer. The car sounds like a great idea, but unfortunately none of us are going to be 25 or older, so I don't know if that'll happen. Seems like the trains will be our best bet. Thanks again! icon_smile.gif
  • Suetonius

    Posts: 1842

    Apr 16, 2014 2:06 AM GMT
    averyc93 saidThank you all for the suggestions! We are actually going to be heading over there this summer. The car sounds like a great idea, but unfortunately none of us are going to be 25 or older, so I don't know if that'll happen. Seems like the trains will be our best bet. Thanks again! icon_smile.gif

    Well if you're going in summer, then definitely get to west Cork (or Donnegal) the real Ireland. Crookhaven is an ideal spot to spend a few days, bu I don't know how you would get there without a car. It's worth investigating - there may be some local car rental companies that don't insist on you being 25 years old. The "ring of Kerry" is beautiful, but would be wall-to-wall tourists, and should be avoided. Galway (and the Burren area - very wild) are also interesting.