Who's been to Ireland?

posted 2 years ago in Travel
Post # 2
567 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I have not but our honeymoon will be there in October, so I can’t wait to hear from other people who have. And by all means, when you get back from your honeymoon, please tell us how it went and what the best places you visted were:)

Post # 3
6525 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

RunnerBride13:  I have been to Ireland but not Dublin. We are going to Dingle.

If I had to pick I would choose Giants Causeway. More to see and I would love to go to Belfast City. 

Post # 4
2614 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

RunnerBride13:  I’m from Ireland! I went to the Cliffs of Mohar for the first time last year and tbh I was reallly disappointed!! It was just so touristy, and at the end of the day, it’s just a cliff!!! I thought The Giants Causeway was much cooler. Plus, Belfast is such a vibrant city. While there you should do the black cab tours and the Titanic museum. 

How long are you in Dublin?

Post # 7
457 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I used to live in Dublin so I’ve seen both many times. The cliffs used to be cooler before they got all touristy and safety conscious. I think you can see similar cliffs in a lot of places, the Giant’s Causeway is more unique to Ireland and Belfast is a great city. I’ve done that as a one day trip though and it was a little rushed.

Post # 8
1109 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

In Dublin, I’d definately recommend the Kilmainham jail: http://www.heritageireland.ie/en/dublin/kilmainhamgaol/ Super neat!  

We did do the cliffs ( I enjoyed them), and not Giants Causeway, so I can’t recommend one over the other. I would add that the area surrounding the cliffs is pretty spectacular (the Burren), but we were in a rental car and spend a lot of time getting in and out and looking around.  

Belfast was also neat. Go see the peace wall if you have time. If you also have time, we did a walking ghost tour that was great as you got a bit of local history of the city along with some good stories.  

Post # 9
2364 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

RunnerBride13:  GIANT’S CAUSEWAY!!  I’ve been to both, that’s much cooler.  

And make it to Galway.  You won’t regret it!!  So much fun.  

Post # 10
61 posts
Worker bee

I’ve been to both! And I have to say I preferred the Ciffs of Mohr. But I ignored the safety fence and hopped over- went right up to the edge. I’m a huge Harry Potter fan and they filmed there for the 6th movie… And Princess Bride among others. It was also really early in the morning so I missed most of the tourist crowd.

Giants Causeway was neat- you can literally crawl over everything- just be careful of your footing! When I went it was really busy. You either get squished on their bus to get to the bottom and back up. Or pushed around walking up the road.

Either or would be a fantastic experience tho!

Have to say tho that the Aran Islands was my fav place. Those cliffs at Dun Aengus are incredible! Have a long walk up to those tho!

Enjoy your trip!

Post # 11
1836 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - backyard in the woods

I haven’t been to Giant’s Causeway, but the Cliff’s of Moehr was not worth it. We went all over Ireland (not N. Ireland) and the Cliff’s of Moehr was my least favorite spot. It looks better in photos than in real life IMO. The Burren is sweet though, such an amazing landscape.

Post # 12
2070 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

Neither! They’re both soooo touristy. Can you rent a car and drive to the Dingle Peninsula? THAT is incredible!! 🙂

I’ll be honest – both of those tours sound really, really intense. That’s way too many places to try to see in one day! To really experience Ireland, I think you’d be much better off renting a car and driving somewhere for a day, where you can hike around and explore. The Dingle Peninsula was the coolest place in Ireland, IMO. I also loved Galway, the town of Doolin (we stayed there 4 nights and loved every moment), the city of Cork, and driving around the countryside checking out random castles by the side of the road. Getting out on our own was incredible – beautiful scenic drives, friendly locals to give us directions, etc.

Post # 13
24457 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We just went all over Ireland this spring and I have to say Giant’s Causeway for sure.  The Northern Coast was one of our favorite places after the Dingle and South-Western coastal region.  We saw the Cliffs of Moher from the water which I think gives you a better view and makes it look a lot more impressive than being on top of it (there were people on the boat who had seen it from above before).  Belfast was pretty fun also.  I loved the Titanic Museum (I’m a Titanic junkie since before the movie came out).

Post # 14
2070 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

Oh, also, I’ll add that this time of year, the mosquitoes/insects in Wicklow are really really bad. We were hoping to go for a hike in that area after a long drive to get there, but there were such huge swarms of insects that we were scared to get out of the car, and so we skipped it and kept on driving back to Dublin. Just an FYI! The Irish call them midges 🙂

Post # 15
2416 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

RunnerBride13:  My FI is Irish, born and bred.  He says the Giants’ Causway if you can do a black cab tour in Belfast.  And the rope bridge is apparently awesome.  

Do you have a hotel in Dublin already?  We have one we love.  If you don’t – check out the Roxborough Lodge Hotel.  Also there is a place not far from the Roxborough called the Schoolhouse that does a fantastic full Irish breakfast.  (I gained 10 lbs in a week, stupid full Irish.) 

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