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Small Trip To Ireland, Help Please.  
User currently offlineIceTitan447 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1857 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.

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User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 71
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1850 times:

Quoting IceTitan447 (Thread starter):
Does anybody know where the Cliffs are located?

On the coast by the sea.



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User currently offlineToulouse From Switzerland, joined Apr 2005, 2758 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1848 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.

Enjoy your visit!



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User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13967 posts, RR: 63
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1845 times:

The cliffs are called the "Cliffs of MOHER" and are located in County Clare northwest of Ennis near the village of Liscannor.

Jan


User currently offlineIceTitan447 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1838 times:

Quoting Toulouse (Reply 2):
Definitely visit the Kerry area, and Killarney

Would you stay the night in Killarney? or Tralee?
For the first night, one of those two.

Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 3):
The cliffs are called the "Cliffs of MOHER" and are located in County Clare northwest of Ennis near the village of Liscannor.

I see it on the map now. Thanks a ton.

Where would you stay if you were up near the CLiffs? Or would you make your way back to Kinsale?


User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13967 posts, RR: 63
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1835 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).

Jan


User currently offlineAMSMAN From Ireland, joined Jan 2002, 1016 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1817 times:

Go on Wicklow!! My Home county. If you travel from Waterford/Wexford to Dublin (along the N11 from Enniscorthy) you'll by-pass my home town of Arklow.

Just had to get that in there cos it's the first time [that i've seen] (and probably the last) that Wicklow would be mentioned on these forums!

AMS



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User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 47
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1812 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.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v168/lhmark/Picture754.jpg
A killarney tourist hack. Horseshit everywhere in that town

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v168/lhmark/Picture947.jpg
Killarney National Park + the back of Nancy

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v168/lhmark/AA757pic.jpg
Shannon Airport



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User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 47
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1805 times:

Oh, and no visit to Ireland would be complete without seeing the country's legendary pubs.

<http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v168/lhmark/Picture592.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v168/lhmark/Picture600.jpg



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User currently offlineUadc8contrail From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1782 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1796 times:

ICETITAN,
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 Smile if you have a chance pick up some paddy at the duty free in dublin and comail it to me when you get home.....



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User currently offlineAMSMAN From Ireland, joined Jan 2002, 1016 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1778 times:

Quoting Uadc8contrail (Reply 9):
since I hear you are a great golfer and I'm sure amsman can verify...stop off in arklow and play the links there...great golf along the ocean

Golf is great along the east coast but...although Arklow has a great course, Druids Glen is enroute from Arklow to Dublin so I'd stop there.

Quoting Uadc8contrail (Reply 9):
make your way up to kilkenny...and since I hear you are a great golfer

If you are a keen golfer and would consider going to Kilkenny, go the extra hog and visit the K Club in Kildare, where the Ryder Cub is being held in September.

Quoting Uadc8contrail (Reply 9):
no trip between arklow and dublin would not be complete with out a stop off at st kevins and the wicklow gap

Agreed! Its a lovely area, full of History and natural beauty. Check it out: http://www.glendalough.connect.ie/

Quoting Uadc8contrail (Reply 9):
I have visited those 2 cities many many times and will eventually retire to the abbeylands in arklow when ual fully restores my pension

Why would you do that? I can think of way cooler places to retire to! But I'm from here so I suppose I'd say that!!



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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5627 posts, RR: 32
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1768 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.

If you've any other questions, just ask!


User currently offlineBabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1760 times:

Ireland is not a country that you can rush around. It defeats the purpose of going there. It's all about taking it easy and enjoying what's around you.

My advice is see Killarney for the town and the lake area then head up to Connemara and the Mayo coast.

Also remember to bring a range of gear as the weather can change form nice to horrible and anything in between, within a few minutes.


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