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 Whisky_River
Joined: 10/14/2017
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Is there anybody out there that has gone to Ireland?
Planning a trip now and was looking into a Castle Tour Trip.
This includes a stay in Dublin(first night) and other scheduled stops...with a few night stays in castles.
It includes a rental car...of course, we're arguing who's gonna drive.
Being that everything is backwards. :)

Debating whether to plan a pre-planned trip or should we just wing it.
What are the hot spots to see?
 NewYorker58
Joined: 6/11/2013
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Posted: 4/16/2018 12:38:56 AM
I've never been, but would like to go one day. I'd never completely wing things, because of things that may be day of the week or time of the day sensitive for entry into places or for tours. Maybe you want to see if special events/festivals are going on. I highly recommend info from Rick Steves. He's from my state and has his travel shows on pbs, and they're excellent, as are his "Back Door" books and dvds. This info may give you ideas:

https://www.ricksteves.com/europe/ireland/itinerary
https://www.ricksteves.com/europe/ireland
https://www.ricksteves.com/tours/ireland/heart-ireland

You may not want to kiss the Blarney Stone, because I hear people pee on it☺ There's the Waterford tour: https://www.waterfordvisitorcentre.com/content/general-tickets
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g186638-d208112-Reviews-Waterford_Crystal-Waterford_County_Waterford.html

Maybe some of the pofers in Ireland can be helpful: https://forums.plentyoffish.com/datingForum169.aspx
 HanoverFella
Joined: 1/16/2018
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Posted: 4/16/2018 7:14:21 AM
Stopped over in Ireland on way to Germany, but didn’t get to leave the airport 😔 saw a few castles in Germany though, aside from the language barrier, it was a great time, it was gf at the times home country, so we did waaaay too much of visiting friends and family, but that’s what I signed up for...lol gonna try somewhere warm next time.
Have a great time WR..Scotland is on my bucket list to visit
 Whisky_River
Joined: 10/14/2017
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Posted: 4/16/2018 8:36:59 AM
https://www.authenticireland.com/tours/ireland-castle-tours/
^^This is the link to the Tours we're looking at.
Trust me....this will be my trip of a lifetime...so, will be researching it lots. I'll check out the links..NY.
Thanks for the heads up on the Blarney Stone...

Not going until September...so, I have time to plan.
I want to plan but for it to be an adventure...
Thanks Hanover...Oooh.. Scotland would be great.
 NewYorker58
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Posted: 4/16/2018 6:02:21 PM
It's going to be a magical trip! The coast, the storybook towns, pubs. I don't know how much time I'd want to devote to seeing a lot of castles, but that's personal preference. Like with my ex-mil, that loved learning on trips thru daily tours with someone speaking, on various trips she took. She really enjoyed that. I like to get a book and tour on my own, but I also have not gone to Europe where there's more history, but I'm not overly interested in history. I'd inquire how warm the castles are for overnight stays.

Distances topic: https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g186591-i88-k4085855-How_many_days_to_drive_around_Ireland-Ireland.html

Calculating distances: https://www.irishcarrentals.com/distancecalculator.php

Americans have this awful habit of only taking a week vacation, no matter where they go, no matter how much they spend on airfare. I hope you have a good 2 weeks you can do. You know how 2 days tend to be solely for travel to and from.
 NewYorker58
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Posted: 4/19/2018 5:04:03 PM
Whiskey, My hairstylist traveled around Europe last summer and went to Ireland. I asked her if she had any recommendations and she mentioned the Beara peninsula. She said it was the most beautiful place she had been to in Ireland where the people were very welcoming and treated you like family. She said she went horseback riding on the beach there and it was just beautiful.

I asked her if she went to the Bushmill Whiskey Factory in Northern Ireland and she said that people said there's too much unrest there and to not go there, and that the people in the southern part of Ireland don't travel there because of what's going on.

I'd make sure you have great walking shoes (or sneakers) that are broken in.

http://www.irelands-hidden-gems.com/beara.html
http://www.bearatourism.com
 Llove2LaughToo
Joined: 4/14/2018
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Posted: 4/20/2018 11:17:17 PM

Is there anybody out there that has gone to Ireland?
Planning a trip now and was looking into a Castle Tour Trip.
This includes a stay in Dublin(first night) and other scheduled stops...with a few night stays in castles.


I have a friend who lives in Dublin, Ireland. Email me all your questions and I'll contact her .
 Whisky_River
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Posted: 4/23/2018 8:49:22 AM
Thanks NY and IL2...We are rethinking...with the money exchange thing.
Will get back to you...
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