Post # 1
me and fi are interested in going to ireland on our honeymoon, we will be having this in june, as i can’t leave my son after my wedding as it will be christmas,
any suggests on great places to stay and great places to visit. i’ve never been before but i have always wanted too, any advise would be appreciated
Post # 3
Are you thinking Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland? My OH is from Northern Ireland so I could advise about that, but not the Republic 🙂
Post # 4
i went and it was amazing. first thing….rent a car. do not do a bus tour. most of the fun was driving around and stopping anytime we wanted. old castles on the side of the roads amazing views that we would have missed if we were on a bus and unable to stop. we did a lot of the old small towns and stayed and B&B’s. we did Dublin and the Gunniess Tour and the Bushmills tours which were super fun. i love history so we did a lot of historical tours. Rock of Cashel where St. Patrick has been. It’s amazing! you guys will have an amazing time. we also went in June and it’s not exactly warm. t-shirts and jeans and rain jackets!
Post # 5
I’ve been a couple of times, and I think June should be a pretty decent time to go. I can’t really give much advice on places to stay because every time I went I was saving money by staying mostly in youth hostels and some B&B’s. The B&B’s are great though, I got sick while I was there and the woman that owned the b&b I stayed in in Bushmills was taking care of me the whole time. Where to go really depends on what you like to do and see. If you like scenery, I would drive around the west coast and visit the Dingle peninsula, the ring of Kerry, Cliffs of Moher, and Connemara National Park. If you love castles and things like that, they’re pretty much everywhere, but you should definitely visit Kylemore Abbey, and the Rock of Cashel. And definitely go to Dublin, it’s an awesome city! I have lots of pictures you can look through and maybe get an idea of some things you’d like to see.
Post # 6
Jeez, I drove all around the island. Where are you thinking? I loved sooo many places and have many bed and breakfast’s to recomend….I was there for 22 days!!!!
Post # 7
@kat2014: i’m not entirely sure, on northern or republic, i was hoping for some advise on either. we will only be 28 & 30 when we marry so we are looking for a mix of beautiful scenery and night spots, any ideas are really appreciated
Julesb81 i’d probably drive an just get a ferry over. live in England so i could just take my own car, i’ll definatly have a look into te places you’ve suggested thanks #
HeatherMM we will be driving i’ll look into the places you’ve mentioned, we would love to just drive around and admire all the beauty spots. thank you for your suggestions
Luckygir15 not really sure yet, anything you can suggest would be great, thank you
Post # 8
@stokieGal:If you’re going to the North, you should go to the Giant’s Causeway. There’s a lot of beautiful scenery on the coast up there as well.
Post # 9
If you’e going to Doolin for the Cliff’s stay here at: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g214506-d284115-Reviews-Daly_s_House-Doolin_The_Burren_County_Clare.html
Awesome B&B and you can walk 3 minutes down to the street for awesome food and a great vuew of the cliffs.
If you plan on stopping in Dingle. Stay here: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g211861-d550970-Reviews-The_Lighthouse_B_B-Dingle_Dingle_Peninsula_County_Kerry.html
Once you pinpoint where you want it will be much easier. I loved the county of Wexford as well as northern Ireland..ie. the Giants Causeway is AMAZING!!!! PM if you want!!!!
Post # 10
Oh! We backpacked for our Honeymoon and our adventure started in Dublin then we drove down to Wexford then took a bus to Rosslare. And from Rosslare took a ferry to Fishguard, Wales. BEST ferry ride ever. It’s not a “ferry” more like a cruiseliner! I think we took Stenaline and it was so AWESOME.
Don’t really have much more advice because we only had 2 ish days in Ireland. 1 in Dublin, 1 where my husband went golfing then we drove down to Rosslare. A VERY small port though, not much to do. I would stay the night there if you don’t have to. But if you do I have a great B&B to recommend.
Post # 11
@HeatherMM: i look into that, just looking on the discover island website now … thanks
Luckygir15 both these B&B’s look great, thanks
Gerbera : that ferry might be a good crossing point for us i can drive the crossing point in 2 hours (120 miles away from where i live) and i love driving though wales. so would be a lovely start to our trip, the ferry from there (holyhead) would take us to dublin (i’m guessing)
going to have a good look i’ll let you ladies know what i come up with and maybe get some more suggestions on the route i plan
thanks for all the advise ladies much appreciated 🙂
Post # 12
i live in ireland so i can help! 🙂
i think the places id most like to see would be the cliffs of moher (county clare), lahinch (clare, again, great surfing), Galway (try to get to Conemara if you can, its beautiful:) ), then in county kerry a few must see places are dingle, killarney (one of the most beautiful towns in my opinion), you can do the ring of kerry ( basically a drive along the countryside, beautiful scenery), then in county cork you have the blarney stone and the jameson distillery in middleton! dublin is good for museums etc, oh and if youre there you must visit the temple bar area, great atmosphere at night time! hmmm i think that sall i can think of for now 🙂
Post # 13
I have a few suggestions:
Dingle, Killarney, Cliffs of Moher are a few of the spectacular views, there is a lot of things to see and do in Ireland. I prefer County Kerry with Killarney, the lakes and the cosy b&b around. It’s wonderful there. Wicklow mountains as well!! I know I’ve heard Donegal is lovely, and I am going there in the near future.
Post # 14
The Cliffs Mohr are a MUST see. I also suggest the book of Kell at Trinity Library. Malahide was cute. There is is the Guniess Brewery (yup touristy, but really is a must see). The Church of Christ is beautiful. St. Patricks (it was undergoinging renivations when I was there, but I Would think it should be doe by now.
I might also suggest catching a hopper flight over to Scotland and getting to Endinburgh and spending a night or 2 there if possible. There is so much to see.
Feel free to PM me. I went over for 3 weeks with my 2 best friends from college and I have tons of suggestions and can answers questions. BTW….there are lots of 2 for 1 entry coupons available. We literally save 100’s of dollars with these and it allowed is to see and drink so much more.
Post # 15
I lived in Southern Ireland for almost 2 years and I was based in Cork. I’d recommend that as a base for you to stay because there are lots of lovely places. Like somebody else said Blarney is about a 15 min drive from Cork and there’s a lovely mill place and restaurant there where you can stop. Also agree with somebody else’s comment about Killarney which is lovely and the ring of Kerry is gorgeous and lots of lovely little pubs to stop at. Also if you like history there is Cobh again close to Cork which is where the titanic picked up from and there is a museum place and its a lovely little town. You can also drive up to Dublin in a few hours if you wanted but it depends what kind of trip you are looking for. Dublin to me was lovely but very busy and like an Irish London, lol. I prefer the little villages and towns. I used to just get in my car at weekends and drive and see where I ended up. Found some lovely little beaches and coves and its gorgeous all round there.
If you decide Northern my fiance’s family are from there and again its lovely but you would need to plan that in advance. Unless you do the touristy spots there are still some areas where as somebody english you wouldn’t be welcome (or safe) if you walked into the wrong pub. don’t get me wrong though its gorgeous, just make sure you don’t go without researching it first 🙂 x
Post # 16
thanks ladies….. looking into your suggestions