i need help from the irish woman!

posted 2 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 16
704 posts
Busy bee

Hey Bee I’m from Ireland. Belfast to be precise, but I know the country very well – have been all around.

The tips above are 👌 I would definitely second. It staying in Shannon.

Galway is SO great! Killarney is fun too but very touristy.do like the outdoors / hiking that sort of thing? 

Dingle would be no.1 on my list but it’s quite out of the way if you’re going to Dublin via Cork. If you like the outdoors and scenery I would skip cork and stay around Kerry / Dingle peninsula and Connemara.

one of the best things I’ve ever done was the boat trip out to the Skellig Islands from the Cahersiveen at the bottom of the ring of Kerry. You would need to organise it well in advance and it’s very very temperamental if the weather is iffy – but it’s seriously breathtaking. 

then in Dublin you MUST do the Guineas Storehouse Tour – it is SO good.


people forget about us 🙁

 ETA: apologies for the terrible spelling – am in the middle of my fish and chips!  

Post # 19
181 posts
Blushing bee

I second going to tour Muckross House as it’s gorgeous. It’s set in Killarney National Park which has some of the most beautiful walks if the weather is good. 

In Cork city there’s the English Market and St Finbarrs Cathedral. But the real charming towns are outside the city. As others have said Kinsale is wonderful and Cobh is very popular because of the Titanic connection. 

In Dublin the atmosphere in Temple Bar is great but it’s better to walk through than to eat there as it’s terribly overpriced. But if you do want to go somewhere there I recommend the Vintage Cocktail Club which is a gorgeous hidden speakeasy (you enter by knocking on a blank door with no signage apart from a tiny “vcc”) that’s completely decadent inside with amazing food and drink.

Post # 20
704 posts
Busy bee

Temple Bar is fun and good for trad music – but you’ll get plenty of that in Galway and elsewhere anyhow 

don’t know what your budget for hotels is but the Schoolhouse Hotel in Dublin is lovely, very cute and not too pricey! 

I stayed in the Radisson in Galway recently it’s nice with a lovely SPA

Post # 23
261 posts
Helper bee


Post # 24
670 posts
Busy bee

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alfalfasprout10518 :  do you mean the Sheldon Park Hotel?? On the Kylemore Rd? Hotel is grand but you’re outside the city. Dublin is quite small. Dublin 1 & 2 are really city centre. All hotels in these areas mean you can walk about and not require taxis or public transport. 

Dublin is divided into North & South – all the odd numbers 1, 3, 5 etc are on the North side and evens are on the South. I’m a proud Northsider but the South side is probably the nicer side for tourists. There’s a few more dodgy areas on the Northside. In saying that O’Connell Street has a few hotels & they’re all grand. Either check about car parking or drop your car back cause you prob won’t need it in Dublin. The airport is really handy to get to from the city centre. You can use the 747 bus or the air coach. Even a taxi is only about €20. 

Agree with butternutter the SchoolHouse is cute and only about 10-15 walk to city centre. It’s along the canal which is nice. The main shopping street is Grafton Street on the south side, check the distance of your hotel from there cause it’s a good central point! 

Post # 25
1575 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Location

We did two weeks driving around Ireland for our honeymoon. Too much to say in a post, overall we had a good time but there are reasons I would choose something different if I could again.

PM me if you want any info…it was just a couple months ago! 

Post # 26
743 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

Wanted to add this, such a cool little island that is just one giant garden with a bunch of different sections and styles! I felt like I was in another world: http://www.garnishisland.com/


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