(Closed) mooning in Ireland… how does this sound?

posted 9 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 18
1315 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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Don’t forget you’ll be fairly tired when you get in, with the time difference etc, so take it easy on yourselves the first day in Dublin.

Galway hotels – The Twelve  in Barna is nice – past Salthill, about 15 mins out of the city – a lovely village. Don’t know room rates these days, but everywhere here is cutting rates lately so there are bargains to be had.

Oh also Fibbers on Eyre square, not the best looking pub ever, but the food is so tasty and really cheap. Great for lunch if you’re wandering round the city for an afternoon.

Definitely stay in Ashford castle or somewhere like it – it’ll make the trip more special.

I think to be honest you could leave out Waterford and not miss a whole lot – I was there twice last year and wasn’t mad about the place.


ETA I was trying to think of the hotel we stayed in in Galway last summer while visiting his brother – it’s Forster court, just off Eyre square – and it’s actually #1 on tripadvisor now, lol. It was perfectly fine, walking distance of everything and they’ve an arrangement with a nearby car park so while the parking isn’t free it’s definitely cheap.

Post # 20
5540 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

I loved Ireland when I went a few years ago. It is such a beautiful place. I want to go back so bad! The only thing I would say is Kilarney is more of a tourist city, it is not as nice as some of the other places you have listed. I also second if you have time going down to the Wicklow Mountains, they are BEAUTIFUL. The Aran Islands are pretty amazing, but I agree, it is a day trip sort of thing for sure, they arent that big! Doolin (near Galway) is a fun little town, great music! And if you stay after all the tour buses leave the pubs you get all the locals and real musicians in there, trad is great!! If you have time/desire, Northern Ireland is incredible. Bushmills is a great little town near the Giants Causeway (which is amazing) and the cliffs there are WAY more scenic than the Cliffs of Mohr personally. You really get why it is the Emerald Isle there, there are the green fields, the cliffs then the BLUE water. And if you get a little way from the Causeway there were way less tourist than at the Cliffs of Mohr. We did a hike on the cliff between the Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede, it was the most beautiful place I have ever seen. And met like 4 people the entire way! There is pretty great public transit anywhere you go too which is nice. We rented a car in the Republic and rode the trains in Northern Ireland. Both worked out great!

Post # 21
891 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@auggiefrog:  You need to see Cliffs of Moher! 😀 And Galway is really awesome. I live in Dublin, been living here for 2+ years. So much to see and do, outside the city, even though Dublin has it charms as well 😀 


Edit: Just needed to add: I have a friend that lives closeby to Wicklow Mountains, it’s so beautiful! 

Post # 24
1315 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Yep its per person, you and him would indeed be counted as two 🙂

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