Ireland 'a dream trip' for most Americans

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  1. uggboy
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    Ireland 'a dream trip' for most Americans

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    Its sort of on my bucket list. Dublin may be my first international vacation traveling solo next year before I move on to visit friends in Bosnia. I am thinking Dublin because I can get their pretty cheap on AVIOS via Air Lingus, I will probably feel more comfortable by myself in an English speaking place and it is not on the bucket list for the friend I usually travel with.
     
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    Looking to spend three days there in July. Suggestions on must see or do?
     
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    uggboy, don't you live in Ireland? :)
     
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    Ireland is beautiful. We usually visit family in County Cork (Rosscarbery), but are planning to spend some time in Dublin next year (will be our first trip outside of County Cork).
     
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    I spent a week in Dublin for TBEX - stayed at The Morrison (Hilton Doubetree) and Westin. Was able to do Guinness Storehouse (I don't drink beer but appreciated the tour and did try a Guinness) , Jameson Whiskey (got picked to do tasting so three shots of whiskey at 10am before conference was unexpected and interesting), photo tours (south coast Dublin and nighttime along liffey) and a great bike tour of city w/See Dublin by bike. Also did Wild Wicklow tour in a downpour.
    All trip reports/photos/reviews on my blog - philatravelgirl.com
    Good restaurants were Farm and Bang (good local music/pub a few doors down)
     
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    Yes, we do. :)
     
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    Glad you had a great time in Dublin and Ireland as a whole. :)
     
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    There's so much to recommend, from the St. Patrick's Cathedral, Literary pubs, Guinness Storehouse, the Ghost bus tour, take a day trip to Kilkenny or Belfast, plus enjoy some good food too in Dublin and Ireland as a whole. I'm sure your three days will fly by. :)
     
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    Enjoy Dublin, it's a compact city, lots to see incl. the arts, the pubs and of course walking along the River Liffey and have a Guinness too. Indeed, that Ireland along with the UK speaking English as their mother tongue is one of the great advantages here, many people from North America feel very positive about this and yes, they feel at home because of this. :)
     
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    Enjoy Dublin. :)
     
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    We'll hopefully be joining the throngs heading across the pond in the fall, with visits to both London and Belfast. My wife's from Belfast, so it's a necessary stopover for a family visit and to see friends in Bushmills, and we've been to London a few times and really enjoy the city.

    Years ago we landed in SNN, rented a car and drove up to N.I., all over there and then down south to visit much of Ireland's east and west coasts. Really a fun trip, and I got a kick out of driving those very narrow, winding roads through herds of sheep and cows, and really friendly people who always smiled and waved back at us when we waved as I sped by in our rental car. (On second thought, were they trying to tell me to slow down around the next corner?)
     
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    Definitely high on my list.... and don't forget the music and pub sessions...
     
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    Of all the rainy and wet places in the world, I'll take Ireland anyday ! As long there is a pub open :D
     
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    After much research and vetting (on MP) we decided to celebrate our milestone birthday next year in Ireland. I can't wait to meet my peeps!
     
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