Visiting Ireland

  • ClassicIrish

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    Dec 02, 2015 12:50 AM GMT
    Have many of you been to Ireland ?
  • eckilegs

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    Dec 02, 2015 12:29 PM GMT
    *raises hand*

  • JackNNJ

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    Dec 02, 2015 2:12 PM GMT
    A couple of times. Best way to see the place is thru the bottom of a beer glass.
  • Ezl1234

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    Dec 02, 2015 9:19 PM GMT
    Live next to it so tones of times !
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    Dec 02, 2015 11:30 PM GMT
    I spent a couple of months there about 10 years ago—a month in the Burren for an artist's residency and then a month based in Limerick with a lot of traveling around, especially in the west, which is awe inspiring.

    I'm returning this summer to teach a class in the Burren, followed by a couple of weeks of travel. Really excited about it—I've been wanting to return since that first trip.

    For me, the west is amazing. I liked Dublin a lot—particularly the museums—but for me the true draw is the topography of the west coast. There's a lot to see throughout the country, however, and driving from edge-to-edge is very manageable.



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    Dec 02, 2015 11:36 PM GMT
    Yep. Dublin.
  • Destinharbor

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    Dec 03, 2015 12:43 AM GMT
    I was there in July. Did the coasteering across Northern Ireland ending up in Portrush. Then down to Connemara and down the southern coast to Dublin. About 2 1/2 weeks. Fantastic! If anyone needs ideas of what to do and don't mind heights, let me know. What a clean, prosperous, fun place and people.
  • bro4bro

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    Dec 03, 2015 2:37 AM GMT
    I've been there - Dublin, Galway, Connemara, Killarney, Kilkenny, the Ring of Kerry, the Cliffs of Moher, the Rock of Cashel...

    Just remember... it never rains inside the pub.
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    Dec 03, 2015 6:18 AM GMT
    Been a number of times - loved Kilkenny and Doolin for music, and Crookhaven to get away from it all. And Irish men seem to be the friendliest on the planet.
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    Dec 04, 2015 5:49 AM GMT
    I was just there in June as well... Even though I'm from the UK, Ireland is one of my favourite spots to visit. My mum tagged along with me this year. Flew into Dublin, drove up to Donegal, which is about a 3.5 hour drive. Took mum to Tabairne Leo (Leo's Tavern), home of Enya and Clannad. (It was started by Enya and Maire Brennan's dad Leo, and is now run by their brother Bartley.) Very nice family. On Friday nights, they have Karaoke night, and Moya usually hosts. Enya makes a guest appearance every now and again. The food is excellent too. Drove down to Galway, checked out the shoppes. Stayed at a wonderful hotel Glenlo Abbey. Drove down to the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare. Drove down through Shannon and Limerick, to the Rock of Cashel, then through Kilkenny, then back up to Dublin.

    Very beautiful country! We also happened to be there this year during Dublin's gay pride, so mum got a chance to experience first hand. Of course, this year it was bigger than ever, since Ireland had just signed in their legislation in favour of gay marriage. There is a lot to see. Very green, very pretty, and the people are wonderful!


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    Dec 04, 2015 10:56 AM GMT
    Yes, when I was living in Europe, I looped from Dublin to Galway and up the West Coast. Beautiful country. Lovelier people.
  • littleduck

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    Dec 08, 2015 1:31 PM GMT
    I'm in Dublin icon_biggrin.gif