I am a disabled lady looking for things to see & do in county clare where i can go & maybe if needed be able to use my mobility scooter. Many thanks
Where specifically are the best spots to photograph the flowers in the Burren?
I'm visiting Ireland for the first time with some friends. Our base will be in Ennis. I'd like to see Dublin for a day or two and was wondering what the most economical way to travel would be.
I am getting hopelessly lost in all timetables, trying to find a way to get back to Dublin after Willie Clancy week. I have to be at Dublin airport around 10 Sunday morning. Can anyone help with advice/tip/ride? Thanks.
Hello- Because I waited too long to book, the best I could do to see some of Willie Clancy Week was to book a hotel in Ennis. We'll have a car; how awful will it be to be based that far away? What about coming back in evenings -- how late does it stay light? Are the roads particularly bad? Many thanks! We grow more excited each day.
Hi- I'm a music professor interested in visiting during Willie Clancy Summer School and also trying to get to Gleesons pub, which, as I understand it, is in west Coore. Can anyone give me tips on either of these? I'm guessing I should have a car. What is the closest I can reasonably hope to stay without spending a fortune>? How big an attraction is Willie Clancy?
Family of 4 wishes to take a 1/2 day walking tour of the Burren.
Just looking for some exercise,fresh air,and to learn a bit about the Burren. We are not scientists or mountain climbers. Whom would your recommend:
1. John A. Connolly of BURREN WILD WALKS
2. Tony Kirby of HEART OF BURREN WALKS
3. Shane Connolly of BURREN HILL WALKS
Thank you for your feedback
I'm a Ireland-lover and after going to Dublin a few times I decided to go to the west. I'm going to stay (most likely) in a hostel in Lahinch. I'd like to hear your opinion on the safety in these hostels (I'm a young woman), things to do in that area (nature, history, pubs, cultural, anything will do,..) and how to get there from the airport preferably by public transport as I'm on a tight budget and can not rent a car because I don't habe a license.
I booked a Altantic View B&B in Liscannor.
Actually the adress says Liscannor, but information I have read on their website states that the B&B is 3 miles from Liscannor and 4 miles from Doolin, has anyone stayed there or you know where it is and how best to reach it?
I am also wondering if someone could tell me how to get there from Dublin by public transportation (bus since we will be travelling on a tight budget).
I would appreciate all the help.
Ireland! I arrive in Shannon 1:45 p.m. Saturday, October 14.
I plan to attend a poetry festival in Limerick City the 18th & 19th or just the 19th. And I plan to attend a writers festival in Clonmel October 20, 21 and maybe the morning of the 22.
My return flight is Monday morning, from Shannon at 6:45 a.m.
I have a plane ticket and a car rental arranged.
My question/s. I have either four or five unscheduled days before the festivals, and I'd like to do the Ring of Kerry trip and maybe Galways. Also, I looking to find out if the boat to Arran Island will still be running when I am there.
First I'd like to know what kind of time I should allow. Is four days reasonable to do this? Do I need five? Is five not enough and do I need to limit my agenda, perhaps just to the Ring of Kerry?
Also, does anyone have any experience in attending Irish festivals? Do they bring crowds?
And this leads to my last question: Can I make B&B reservations as I go or do you think I need to book in advance?
Thank you for any information or suggestions or words of encouragement you may have.
Hi! My friends and I are going to Ireland and our itinerary includes this:
Day 1 (evening): Dinner at Bunratty Castle
Day 2: Bunratty
Day 3: Galway
Day 4: Aran Islands
How does that look? Since we only have 3 full days, should we devote 2 days to Galway and skip Aran Island (I personally really wanted to see it but wasn't sure if it was realistic)? Also, we had planned on spending one night in Bunratty - does anyone know of a cheap hostel? Then we planned on staying in Galway for two nights and maybe do a day trip to the Aran Islands.
Feedback is welcome. Thanks!
I'm hoping to go to County Clare at the end of the month with a friend but as I don't really know the area I'm unsure where's best to book some accommodation. The sort of things we'll be doing is coastal/forest walks, wildlife watching etc so anywhere that's pretty central for that would be great.
Also, what's the public transport system like in the area? Is it worthwhile hiring a car?
Thanks in advance!
is Lahinch the same as Lehinch on VT? Also how is it pronounced - La hinsh or with the ch at the end as in "ch"ess?
My wife and I (and 40 friends and family) are coming from the US to western Ireland in the last weekend of September to renew our wedding vows. Does anyone have suggestions for possible locations based on the following needs?
* Very green outdoors area overlooking the ocean or a lake (rain is not an issue for us)
* Within 2 hours drive of Shannon Airport. Preferably coastal county Clare or Galway
* Nearby facilities (toilets, etc)
* Dolems, castles, ruins or prehistoric sites would be great but not required (wife is Wiccan, so we aren’t looking for abbeys or churches)
Any links with pictures would be most appreciated.
I am bringing a large group of family memnbers to Co. Clare this summer including a group of young people, ages 16 - 18). Does anyone have any suggestions for fun places they might enjoy? I've heard the pubs are enforcing the age limit rule. Are there any nice discos/clubs in Kilkee, Kilrush or Ennis for wexample. Thanks a million!
Hi. We are heading to Claire in late December to see my husband's family. Time is very short and we are thinking of inviting his family/friends to a get together at a Pub for dinner. We got rates for Hunters Lodge in New Market. Dinner, pie and coffee is 16.50 euro per person. Does anyone know if that is a good price? Also, has anyone eaten there? The dinner is 10 euro, pie 5 euro, coffee 1.50 euro. I was thinking of asking them if we could get a cake from a bakery in town instead, does anyone know of a good bakery?
Thanks for any advice you have.
Hi. I am heading to Clare in December. I am thinking of booking my family of 3 in the Mt Cashel Lodge . Has anyone stayed there? It would be a 2 bedroom cottage. The photos look nice. We are going to be visiting family in Ralaine, New Market on Fergus. We would be there over New Years. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
My partner and I are planning a trip to Ireland to trace his Irish roots and to do some sightseeing. We will be travelling as far as the Cliffs of Moher, Tuamgraney and Bruff.
Looking on the map, Ennis and Newmarket on Fergus look like a good central location for visiting these three places. We would appreciate any advice on these choices and recommendations on B&Bs and guesthouses.
Bunratty is probably a good alternative as well, but we are joining a coach tour after some independent travel on our own and the coach tour will staying at Bunratty for a couple of nights. So, I thought it would be nice to try out other locations on our own.
We are visiting Ireland in May with escorted tour and are wondering if this is a good time to go to avoid larger crowds of other tourist
Hi there! My name's Jaimie, and I'm writing a fantasy novel. The characters in it are backpacking through Europe. Although it's fantasy, I want to get the places, cultures, and other aspects correct. One of the important places that they are going to end up is Ballyvaughan -- more accurately, Newtown Castle. I've read on this site and on others about the castle, but they all say the same things. I was wondering if any of you have experienced it -- and the surrounding area -- personally. If you have, I would really, really appreciate it if you could tell me anything helpful. If you can help me, or want to know more about the book, please email me here: [email]. Thank you!
My wife and I are coming to Ireland in early Novemeber this year...can anyone advise me the best place to attend a Medieval banquet and is there any way to findd out where the pubs are that have typical Irish music playing in them? I would appreciate any help anyone can give:)
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