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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-04-2006, 08:30 AM Thread Starter
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Wanting to go to Ireland for honeymoon...

And I was wondering if any members had any suggestions of where we could go, stay, avoid, etc.? We'd really like to go to Dublin for part of the trip and we're thinking of staying a week in October (I know, it'll most likely be cold and rainy then), but that's as far as we've gotten. We bought the Ireland for Dummies book as well as a large map.

So...I'd appreciate any information!!
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-04-2006, 09:49 AM
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No trip to Dublin is complete without a night out at the Temple Bar or The Brazen Head (the oldest pub in Ireland). And a visit to Dublin castle as well

As for outside Dublin:

Possibly Cork to see the Blarney castle and wish luck on your marriage by kissing the Blarney stone (and of course the eloquent speech that also comes by kissing it depending on which lore you read). You will probably want a whole day there to walk around the parks and woodlands - its pretty impressive.

Galway has the claddagh villiage which is pretty historical and will tell you lots about Irish history and lore etc if you are into that sort of thing.

Killarney National Park

Tipperary just so you can say you have been there

Waterford is the typical tourist spot - my family all go there and buy something waterford crystal as a gift to themselves for their wedding (but then its just a few hours for them)

http://www.visitireland.com/topattractions_brochure.pdf has a good list of places by County

The only place I avoid when I am there are places where the crazies in my extended family are, so can't help you there
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Dublin is expensive, my boyfriend went there for a long weekend a while back, but it is well worth a visit! Check out for lots of information: http://www.visitdublin.com/
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-05-2006, 08:07 AM
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Ireland is so lovely. I haven't been there since the 80's, but used to regularly visit friends in Donegal. That is a beautiful county - the coastline is stunning. There is a little seaside resort called Bundoran which was very unspoilt when I went there - might be different now.
I went in late October one year - as usual had a great time, though I have never been so cold in my life! OK, I was expecting it to be cold outside - but people's houses didn't seem to be very well heated. No-one seemed to have central heating or double glazing (again, that might be different now). Take many, many jumpers just in case!
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-06-2006, 08:27 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks so much for the information! As far as the Blarney stone goes, I'm a bit weary of placing any part of my body on it, especially my lips...I've heard too many stories of drunken men using it as a urinal. *shudders*

I'm just hoping this trip doesn't take up too much if our money...the plane ride itself will probably cost around $1,000 for the two of us together.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-06-2006, 03:46 PM
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Ireland is amazing! And the lure of the Blarney Stone will get you once you are there

Check out a site called www.lonelyplanet.com as it's full of good places to stay and recommendations for travelers
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