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1. Posted by stang9325 (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

Hello all! My name is Konrad and I am a 25 year old male who will be traveling to Ireland March of this year for two weeks. I will start in Dublin and go from there. I will be arriving there on the 22nd and staying until the 4th of April. If anyone will be in the area and would like some company let me know.

2. Posted by Pardus (Respected Member 2356 posts) 11y

Hey Konrad,

I've been living in Ireland for the last four years and I travelled quite a lot around the Island - every some friends wanted to come over, I've seen the Cliffs of Moher at least four times by now. But they still impress me.
My favourite area is the West Coast, Galway and around. You should definitely head over there and spend a lot of time there. The Connemara south of Galway is just spectacular. And the Burren in County Clare is well worth a visit. It's a unique geological and botanical landscape with flowers growing there you'd only find there.
And there are many more things around here worth seeing, if you let me know what you're most interested in I can tell you more.
And there are a couple of people living in Ireland on this forum, they will be able to help you as well. I am sure Raven will post a reply as soon as my reply is out there, she's such an awful dosser and spends all her time on the TP forum instead of doing work! What a shame....:)

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

hiya, if you want tips on what to see etc just let us know.... or just to get a local perspective..... its a pity you weren't coming in Feb as there are a few of us meeting up for a few drinks etc but sure we could arrange another tp alco meet in March...
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pardus - i'm not dossing, i was in a meeting,

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

Hey Konrad,

It's a pity you won't be in Ireland for St. Patrick's Day on the 17th March! Pardus is right - you should definitely visit the west of the country - it's beautiful, even when the weather is bad! Galway is a great city - it's always full of young backpackers, and there are some good hostels there.

You should try to get to Cork and Kerry as well in the southwest - gorgeous mountain scenery and the best pubs in Ireland (in my opinion)are down there!

From Dublin it's about 2-3 hrs to Galway on the train. From Galway you will have to take the bus to Cork/Kerry and you can take the train from Cork back to Dublin.

If u need any info at all, let us know.

Evelyn

5. Posted by Pardus (Respected Member 2356 posts) 11y

Yeah, I had such a great time in Galway years ago, when I stayed in Galway. I got to meet great people. A swedish girl with a voice like Janis Joplin, her boyfriend who was a writer and a Canadian guitarist. It was just amazing, sitting in pub getting free drinks for music!

There's nothing stopping us from going for a drink in March! Although the pity is that I probably won't be around for Paddy Day as I'm going to Martial Arts seminar that very weekend.

6. Posted by stang9325 (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

Thanks for all of the great information. I will definitely plan on spending a lot of time in the western part of the country, I can't wait!

7. Posted by yamo (Budding Member 13 posts) 11y

yeah, galway is brilliant. i'm just back from another lost few nights down there. you should try and get over to the aran islands while you're here as well. very windswept and interesting and all that type of thing.

other places worth visiting - kenmare and dingle in kerry, the burren in clare, and maybe donegal in the north if you get a chance.

8. Posted by JessIrelnd (Budding Member 20 posts) 11y

Hey
Ill be in Galway by the time you come. Ill be new to Ireland myself as I arrive in less then two weeks, but if you head that way, it would be cool to travel around together as I won't know anyone.
Let me know!
jess