(Closed) Ireland?

posted 8 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

We’re going there for our honeymoon too!  In March.  Haven’t been before so I can’t really help much.  We’re registering for the trip, so you can see our itinerary if that helps you.  http://www.travelersjoy.com/members/anneandjared/.  A friend recommended our first hotel, but the rest is all stuff I read about on online travel guides.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I posted a thread asking about Ireland a few weeks ago, and people came up with a ton of great suggestions and pics!

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

donegal is a MUST-SEE county!! i’m from county derry, i’m currently living in county antrim and am having my reception in county donegal! its an absolutely gorgeous hotel….http://www.ballyliffinlodge.com/ in case you would like a peek!

donegal is the most beautiful county in my opinion. if you come to ireland, you’d be missing out if you didn’t visit! ooh and if you do, please visit ‘farren’s bar’ in malin head its the most northernly pub in ireland!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

We only have 5 days so we won’t have time to go North unfortunately.  The pics on that website do look gorgeous though!  I really picked stuff for our registry pretty quickly and feel like I can make changes as long as things haven’t been purchased.  So far we have to stay in Dublin the first night, drink lots of beer, and kiss the Blarney Stone.  The rest I can change if anyone has any suggestions?

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We just had our honeymoon in Ireland last month and it was amazing! We stayed at the Ritz Carlton Powerscourt and it was beautiful. (Amazing package deal on Travelzoo that included airfare, the Ritz and a rental car for off-season) County Wicklow is gorgeous. I highly recommend Powerscourt waterfall and the gardens, Glendalough if you want to be outdoors and see some beautiful scenery. We also drove across to the west cost and saw the Cliffs of Moher (phenomenal) and the city of Galway which is fun. Stopped at Bunratty Castle. I can go on and on- I loved our honeymoon and you will have a wonderful time. The people are the nicest so just talk to the locals- we made a ton of friends. We are definitely going back.

Let me know if you need more info on these or general questions about the trip. I’d be happy to share. 🙂

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I love Ireland.  I’ve been a few times.  I’d have to say, my favorite destination is Dingle Town on the west coast – it’s the westernmost point in Europe and it’s a gorgeous little seaside community.  If you’d like more info about it, let me know. If you decide to stay based in Dublin, you can take an overnight trip south to the Wicklow mountains.  I stayed in a lovely little village there called Avoca.  (They actually used to film a TV show there called Ballykissangel). 

I highly suggest staying in at least one B&B while you’re there – it’s a great way to really meet the locals who are amazingly friendly.  Plus there’s nothing like starting your day with a full irish fry-up! 

General tip – If you don’t already have them, buy a good pair of wellie boots, and a good waterproof jacket.  Layering your clothes is key in Ireland especially in the springtime. 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Ireland is great!!!! Check out Mrs. Quiche’s post. She went to Ireland for her honeymoon as well.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Oooo we’re going to Ireland too!  We’re going in July, but my friend who studied abroad said to make sure to get a balance of city and countryside.  There is (apparently) a big difference that you really want to experience.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I love Ireland! I’ve been to County Kerry and County Cork and Dublin. It is such a beautiful country with friendly people and so much fun. What are you interested in doing?

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Check out scepture Tours website. we booked through them last year and stayed a week in july. We did the fly and drive package to Adare. it was amazing and very reasonable. if you go in the summer it doesnt get dark until 10-11 pm. We flew into shannon and rented a car/gps that was part of the package. drove 35 min to Adare we stayed in the villas but if you like golf its where they hold the irish open. The villas were wonderful 3 large bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, full kitchen living and dining room and patio. but we were barely there. The actual Manor is a hotel that is beautiful and the grounds are am,azing. The town of Adare is quaint with good pubs, stores, a park and supermarkets. Each morning we would get up early get in the car and head in a different direction. 1st day Blarney Castle (kissed the stone), Cork, Jameson Midleton distillery. 2nd day Dublin we took the train – Spent too much time on the tour of killimain Gaol, Guiness, shopping, walking around, Book of Kells etc, 3rd day Waterford crystal, Waterford, and Rock of Cashel, 4th day Cliffs of Moher, The burens, Bunratty Castle, 5th day we did the the dingle penisula (my favorite day) If you have any questions or need tips let me know

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

This is the same advice I gave to Minutaie:

I was born in Dublin and lived there for 9 years. I got to do some touristy stuff a few years ago when hubby and I visited family there.

I LOVED Newgrange, I’ve been there several times and its just so cool!!

I’d recommend a bus tour of Dublin City. Also, try to go to Kilmainham Gaol (pronounced Jail). It’s where they held political prisoners after the 1916 rising. The Guinness and Jameson Factories in Dublin are pretty cool. I personally liked the old Guinness factory better but the new one is ok too. Are you a drinker? At the start of the tour of the Jameson Factory they ask for volunteers, raise your hand!! If they pick you you get to do a tasting of several different whiskeys at the end of the tour and they give you a “Jameson Certified Whisky Taster” certificate). I haven’t been to the Aran Islands but I really want to check them out!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We’re going Ireland for our honeymoon too, if only Fiance can start the planning soon. It’s his been lifelong dream to see Ireland as it is his heritage, so this is the one task I assigned him and nothing has been done so far…Cry Guess I’ll take the lead on this one too and give him these tips, these all sounds great.

Nice to see other honeymooners headed there – for some reason everyone expects a tropical destination and gives me a quizzical look when I say we’re going to Ireland. We’ve already been to Hawaii, Jamaica and the Mediterranean so I’m much more excited about this trip than another beach vacation.

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