IceTitan447 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks ago) and read 2192 times:
My trip to Ireland will be in late April. I am flying from LHR to ORK. Once we arrive in ORK we will travel north west to Limerick, we want to see the Cliffs of Moore, I don't know if that is the correct spelling. Does anybody know where the Cliffs are located? I heard close to Galway.
Then we will drive southwest to Kinsale, and over to Waterford or Wexford. Stay the night in one of those two cities. Then travel to DUB, catch Ryan Air to ABZ, And spend 5 nights in the Highlands of Scotland.
If anybody has any ideas, please let me know. I have a few hotels picked out, if any suggestions please fill me in.
I am traveling with 8 people, me included. I want this trip to be awesome, so any help would be great! Thanks in advance for ANY help at all. I have been designated the travel planner, so I would only turn to the good folks of this forum for help. I have been to Ireland once before, to ORK, and that is it, so please any help, thanks.
Toulouse From Switzerland, joined Apr 2005, 2760 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2183 times:
Not too much to see in Limerick itself. I'm sure I'll be flamed if we have any Limerick a.netters. Galway is a fine little city with a great atmosphere.
Definitely visit the Kerry area, and Killarney, very touristy, but great and very wild landscapes. I love Kinsale, a wonderful sea village, with fine restaurants, often reffered to as the gastronomic capital of Ireland. Waterford is also nice, lits of history there, I much prefer it to Wexford. And then Dublin, well it's really just like any capital now, but it has a great atmosphere, night-life, is very cosmopolitan and small enough to walk around and visit most sites on foot. It's bloody expensive though... I read in the Le Monde special on the world in 2005 rated Dublin as the world's second most expensive city after New York. County Wicklow, just south of Dublin on your way up is also well worth a visit.
Visit www.touismireland.com the site of the national tourism board of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
MD11Engineer From Philippines, joined Oct 2003, 14463 posts, RR: 62
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2170 times:
The touristy sightseeing spot is at a place called O'Brien's Tower. There is a big parking lot at the road, including souvenir shops and a coffee shop, plus a paved walkway to the edge of the cliffs, where they are highest. A bit further away you'll need a pair of Wellies to cross the rather muddy fields (it is Ireland after all and often raining).
LHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 44
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2147 times:
Killarney is touristy as hell. We stayed there for a couple of nights. Right next to the city, however, is a beautiful national park with dramatic lakes and mountains, a ruined castle, huge waterfall, and ancient abbey. We took pictures.
A killarney tourist hack. Horseshit everywhere in that town
Killarney National Park + the back of Nancy
"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
Uadc8contrail From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1782 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2131 times:
forget ork....fly to snn and drive up to the cliffs of moher, after that if you want to go south...go thru limmerick onto ork and stop off at blarney castle then thru ork to kinsale...the coast rd from ork to waterford is nice and if you go to waterford you need to do the waterford crystal tour...after that make your way up to kilkenny and see the castle there and since i hear you are a great golfer and im sure amsman can verify...stop off in arklow and play the links there...great golf along the ocean.....no trip between arklow and dublin would not be complete with out a stop off at st kevins and the wicklow gap...im partial to waterford and arklow but only because i have visited those 2 cities many many times and will eventually retire to the abbeylands in arklow when ual fully restores my pension if you have a chance pick up some paddy at the duty free in dublin and comail it to me when you get home.....
Braybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 6017 posts, RR: 31
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2103 times:
Here is the location of the Cliffs of Moher, they are about 6-7km from both Doolin and Lahinch:
I can find out more information on the hotels if you want. Just message me or post in here and I'll do my best. You don't say how long you will be here for so it would be difficult to suggest a full itinerary without knowing this.