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1. Posted by kaycapps (Full Member 31 posts) 11y

Now I am working on the stop in Ireland for 6 days. What are the main attractions to see there. I am really relaying on you all to come thru for me again with some good ideas. As I am such a newbie when it comes to all this but I am learning alot. Thanks alot. Kay Capps

2. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

The Cliffs of Moher (on the west coast) and The Giant's Causeway on the Northeast were among the highlights of my visit there. It's a beautiful country, you'll really like it there.

3. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Hi Kay,

Are you gonna hire a car or book in with some tour groups?

E;)

4. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 11y

Kay,

As Ev said what type of transport are you going to use ?
Do you like walking - we have very scenic walk ways ....

Also besides the other sites mentioned we also have Newgrange, which is older then the pyramids themselves.... or what about visiting some of the rural gaeltacht areas were they still speak Irish, if you are around in July you should come to the Willie Clancy music festival in the west were you will hear some really good traditional Irish music in a small town with a relaxed athmosphere......

5. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

I heartell Giant's Causeway is a must-see (although I never made it there ). Ditto for Donegal, which is apparently gorgeous.

Dublin itself is beautiful, and I'd recommend the Guinness factory tour. A little over the top, but well worth it just for the free pint and the view from the bar at the very top. Belfast is also a beautiful city, and you can take a tour to see the murals, stop for a pint, visit Cavehill and perhaps Belfst zoo, have another pint, take a trip to the Mourne mountains and a quick tour of Newcastle, and finish off with another pint. Better take the bus, though.

6. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Quoting Raven

Also besides the other sites mentioned we also have Newgrange, which is older then the pyramids themselves.... or what about visiting some of the rural gaeltacht areas were they still speak Irish,

I was really bummed, I got to Newgrange and my last day in Ireland but was too late to take the bus over and actually see it. I did get to see it from afar, but I really wanted to go inside.

I really liked the remote areas in the West & Northwest (maybe that's why I couldn't understand anything they were saying, I thought it was the accent).

7. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Quoting tway

Belfast is also a beautiful city, and you can take a tour to see the murals

I really liked wandering around and checking out all the differnt murals. Depending witch side you are on, you get a totally different perscective on their feelings of the situation.

8. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1160 posts) 11y

If you only have the time to do a daytrip from Dublin, I'd recommend Glendalough in the Wicklow mountains. Around there you can visit very interesting ruins and will see some beautiful glens.
For me it almost had a magical atmosphere!

Enjoy Ireland (want to return too...)!

Steff

9. Posted by yolandac8 (Respected Member 159 posts) 11y

Do not miss Galway neither if you have the chance... If you are coming to the Cliff's from Dublin, a little stop on the way would be nice!

Killarney and Kerry are a good choice. I rented a car with a friend for 3 days, overnighted 2 nights, started in Dublin where she lived, all the way to Galway, the Cliffs of Moher, Killarney, Cork and back to Dublin.... Just in 3 days.

But anyway, hope you find your own way!
Yolanda

10. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

One word:

KERRY!