(Closed) Ireland recommendations?

posted 9 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

Depending on what part of Ireland you go to…if you are in the county clare area, you’ll definitely want to check out the Cliffs of Moher. They are absolutely gorgeous, seriously a breathtaking view. Another fun place that I love is Killarney. There’s a fun little town there with lots of shopping, and then there’s Muckross park, which is a beautiful property where you can hike or take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the grounds, plus a beautiful house and waterfall you’ll want to see! Limerick and Dublin are great if you like urban areas. But no matter where you go you’ll be sure to see lots of beautiful old buildings and the most green and gorgeous landscape ever! Gosh, now I want to go back! 😀

 Oh…and if you don’t eat anything else, make sure you absolutely try some Garlic Chips and Cheese! They’re basically fries topped with a garlic mayo sauce and cheese. If you love garlic, you’ll love those chips! Irish food in general is great anyways! But garlic chips are a must have!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

If you’re flying into Shannon airport you can head to Bunratty Castle right out of the airport a few miles. It is super touristy but cute if you’ve never been before. Then head North (on the West Coast) to Co. Clare as scrapsoflife mentioned to see the Cliffs of Moher (take the coast road – N85 to the N67). From there you can keep heading north to Galway city. Ailwee Caves and Dungaire Castle are also worth checking out along the way. 
Galway is a good place to spend at least a night or two (I am a bit biased though as it is my hometown). If you have time while you’re there, you can take the boat over to the Aran Islands (go to Inishmor – it’s the biggest island) to spend a day, it’s much more rural & all the locals there still speak Irish (Gaelic as the Americans call it). You can rent bicycles right by the harbor & grab a picnic lunch to take up to Dun Aengus, it’s a old fort with amazing views at the top.
A drive to Connemara just west of Galway city is also a great way to see some of the small towns and the beautiful scenery in the West.
Dublin (on the East coast) is about a 2:30 hour drive if you want to spend a couple of days there, it’s much more of a bustling bigger city but there are tons of historic places, museums, and of course the Guinness brewery to check out.
If you have specific questions, feel free to PM me, a good website to check out is the tourism board site, so you can get a feel for where everything is located & what’s going on in different areas. http://www.discoverireland.ie/

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We’re going to Ireland as well 🙂

Dublin has wonderful museums (Nat’l Gallery, Hugh Lane Municipal Art Gallery, National History Museum) and general attractions (Kilmainham Gaol, Trinity College/Book of Kells, Guiness Storehouse -free Guiness, mmm + beautiful view of the city from the top of the building).

I second the Killarney suggestion.  The town can feel a bit "touristy" but the National Park is breathtaking.  I would suggest taking a "jaunting car" through the park.

Galway is another nice "urban" area.

Powerscourt Gardens = beautiful.  

Have a wonderful time in Ireland! 

  

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2009

We loved the Ring of Beara.  We spent a few days in Kenmare, which was a very cute town with great pubs and then made day trips to the Ring of Beara and the Dingle Pennisula from there.  And Dublin itself was a fun place to spend a few days. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee

You are making me want to go back to Ireland sooo bad! 

 October might be gray, but as your from Seattle I guess you might be accustomed to that!  I would head towards Dublin, Cork City, Killarney, Dingle, Galway, Clare, and up northwest! 

 The west coast of Ireland is breathtaking in scenary!  The cliffs of Moher is a gorgeous sight to behold.  Sadly erosion is slowly deteriorating the cliffs.  Around Killarney you can head towards the Ring of Kerry tours or you can drive the Ring of Kerry which is really nice!  From Killarney you can also head towards Dingle penninsula which I thought was gorgeous!   Cork city,depends on a person.  I didn’t like it, but it has a lot of great live music and culture there.  

 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

KILARNEY is my FAVORITE!!!!!!!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

If you head north, go to the Giants Causeway along the Antrim coast.  It’s an easy day trip from Belfast (which is one of my favorite cities).  I also highly recommend the Aran Islands.  They are breathtaking.

 Depending on how much time you have, I’d recommend getting a car and driving around.  The roads are not great for speed (so even though Ireland is the same size as the state of Maine, it takes about 14 hours to drive from Cork to Belfast) but you can get around and see almost everything on this list.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

oh guys, you’ve missed out the single most beautiful county in ireland! donegal! so beautiful and the people are so friendly. we’re getting married in derry and then our reception is in ballyliffin in donegal. hope you have a great time!

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