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    Anyone from Ierland???? Am going on a trip

    At the end of May Ive taken some time of work and plan to throw myself and A car on the big boat form Stranrar and head across the water to see some of Ierland. Looking for some advice from those that stay there, or have been there as to some sights to see and also some nice driving roads.

    2 Things I want to do are visit Dublin and also the Giants Causeway, that aside Im open to suggestions.

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    Im half Irish (1st gen English) and return every few years
    Be forwarned all signs are in kph nearly caught to 50 MPH.
    Dublin is scary place to drive, best Guinnes is from the factory in dublin.
    Vale of Avoca is nice all year around and Ballykissangle was filmed just down the road, don't mention Northen Ireland your earther get a rude comment or a long warning but Giants causeway is on my shopping list.
    The St george hotel in ireland is nice and close to the center of dublin http://www.stgeorgehoteldublin.com/H...orge_Home.html

    Best time to visit is the 17th of March ST PADDIES DAY missed it this year. Beutiful parade.
    and one more thing.
    You will always find 2 signs for the same place pointing in different direction.
    And please check out
    http://www.discoverireland.com/gb/
    And whatever you do
    ENJOY THE CRACK !!!
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    Dave they will throw you back on the boat and send you straight back
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    Quote Originally Posted by AJB2K3 View Post
    Im half Irish (1st gen English) and return every few years
    Be forwarned all signs are in kph nearly caught to 50 MPH.
    Dublin is scary place to drive, best Guinnes is from the factory in dublin.
    Vale of Avoca is nice all year around and Ballykissangle was filmed just down the road, don't mention Northen Ireland your earther get a rude comment or a long warning but Giants causeway is on my shopping list.
    The St george hotel in ireland is nice and close to the center of dublin http://www.stgeorgehoteldublin.com/H...orge_Home.html

    Best time to visit is the 17th of March ST PADDIES DAY missed it this year. Beutiful parade.
    and one more thing.
    You will always find 2 signs for the same place pointing in different direction.
    And please check out
    http://www.discoverireland.com/gb/
    And whatever you do
    ENJOY THE CRACK !!!
    wonder if theres some form of link

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    AJB2K3 - thanks for that all very useful

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    haha, im leaving ireland, getting as far away as possible LOL jokin

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    Quote Originally Posted by monolith View Post
    wonder if theres some form of link
    I think i droped 2 links in there someware.
    @ DaveDempsey - No worries its my secound home and im moving back in 09.
    Quote Originally Posted by AZZA View Post
    haha, im leaving ireland, getting as far away as possible LOL jokin
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    Quote Originally Posted by AJB2K3 View Post

    Dont come over here, if its not con men its the goverment trying to rob you.
    whats the difference?
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    If your gettin the boat from Stranrar you would be best visiting the Giants Causeway as your first port of call, Portrush aint far away, plenty of hotels/B&Bs, and Coleriane is only a bit further.

    Theres a huge car scene as well - try and check out a cruise/show, usually at Nutts Corner in Co Antrim.

    Further down south in Dublin, just park the car up and take in Temple Bar!
    Im only back two weeks - second time Ive been to Dublin in four months.
    As mentioned the Guinness Factory at St James is well worth a visit, especially for the view over Dublin at the top as well as your free pint!
    We visited Croke Park, saw the museum and did the Stadium tour, was more interestin than it sounds! Would reccommend gettin a taxi to Croke Park though, we walked and some of the areas aint too salubrious!

    Hotels in Dublin - the Parliament Hotel was excellent, wasnt very impressed with the Jurys Inn at all, was cheap IMO, and in Temple Bar, the food in Fitzsimons is excellent. Club M and Spirit are both great as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gez G View Post
    As mentioned the Guinness Factory at St James is well worth a visit, especially for the view over Dublin at the top as well as your free pint!
    The day i went there i finished the day after 3 pints of Guinness.
    BTW if your quick you can get loads of free pints from the factory up in the bar but you need to watch out.
    You can get a soft drink of the black stuff is not your flavour.
    Go see Molly Malone in dublin and find the balarnie stone.
    OH and its compolsury to pick up a bodhran (mine cost 50 euro for a 24")
    Theres also the JD factory under half an hrs (sobar) walk from guinness.
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