Post # 1
We are going to Dublin next weekend and have time for one day tour- either Cliffs of Moher or Giant’s Causeway. Both look amazing, and I can’t choose!! If anyone has been to both and can weigh in, that would be ideal! I’ve heard from people who have been to only one, and of course they recommend that one. It looks like the general consensus on the internet is that the Giant’s Causeway wins, but it’s close.
The trip to Cliffs of Moher includes: LIMERICK | DOOLIN | THE BURREN NATIONAL PARK | CORCOMROE ABBEY | KINVARA
Giant’s Causeway includes: ANTRIM COASTAL DRIVE – CARRICK A REDE ROPE BRIDGE – THE GIANTS CAUSEWAY – DUNLUCE CASTLE AND BELFAST CITY.
Post # 2
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
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
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 # 5
RunnerBride13: Just another thought. Would you consider Glendalogh in Wicklow. I found this with a quick search http://m.viator.com/tour/dublin/wild-wicklow-tour-including-glendalough-from-dublin/0-2548WW/info.htm
I get the impression that its a short trip and a round trip to The Cliffs of Mohar/The Giants Causeway will be quite exhausting in one day.
Post # 6
sjhanddab2014: It’s not our honeymoon, but will do!
phoebephoebo: We are only there for like 48 hours. We are in London for 2 months working, so we’re going over the bank holiday weekend (8/23-8/25). We will just have one night and one morning in Dublin. Any recommendations??
I do agree that they could be long trips (they go from like 7am to 7pm), but you get to see so much! That’s funny, we saw an Irish comedian when we were in Edinburgh a few weeks ago and he was from Wicklow and described it as this tiny town. He said he was doing online dating and the only girl in a 20 mile radius was his cousin haha!
Anyway, I think I’m set on the Giant’s Causeway now, especially since I’ve heard great things about Belfast and Dulance Castle. I wish we had more time!
Post # 7
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
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
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
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
- 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
- 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
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
- 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
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.)