Your Questions About Ireland Tourist Attractions

Jenny asks…

What are the main tourist attractions in Ireland?

Im going there on a holiday and want to know what i should see?
thanks

Yaz answers:

The main attractions could be condensed into spectacular scenery, history and Irish culture. The history takes form as old (sometimes derelict) castles, stately mansions, remnants of our old bye-gone days like the Book of Kells, Newgrange (which pre-dates the Pyramids), celtic stone crosses etc. Irish culture can be found in the music and dancing at various Festivals which happen during the summer at various locations all around Ireland, and in the music played in many pubs at the weekend. And all the nicest scenery is to be found off the beaten track. You won’t see much of interest on the motorways.

George asks…

What are some unique customs or tourist attractions in Ireland?

Yaz answers:

Giant’s causeway, Ring of Kerry, kissing the Blarney stone, Dublin city and Belfast.

David asks…

What are popular tourist attractions in Ireland?

Specifically Dublin
I am Irish and would like to learn about the history
Good attractions for families

Yaz answers:

So many to list. It also depends on the age of the people travelling.
Good tourist sites that will give you a good sense of Irelands extensive history and culture are below. I will just list them, you can look them up for more details but believe me on these I know every inch of the country.
Dublin: Trinity College, Guinness Store.
Outside Dublin: New Grange. Glendalough, Cliffs of Moher. The Burren, Galway City, Connemara include Leenane and The Delphi Valley and Kylemore Abbey. Aran Islands and include Dun Aengus (a spectacular place). If going to the North of Ireland which i would recommend go to the Giants Causway. Slieve Leage in Donegal has amazing Sea Cliffs. I could go on for ages but if you get to some of these places you will not be dsiappointed. Also great beaches along the west coast.
In summary Dublin is OK but head West to Galway and base yourself there for a few days. You can then do great day trips aroung Connemara and Clare and get a lot in.

Ken asks…

Marble Arch caves in Nothern Ireland as a tourist attraction? How becoming public has affected it?

Yaz answers:

More visitors, natural enviroment changed to improve access, vandalism

Charles asks…

3 of the most historic, major tourist attractions in Dublin?

what are three important tourist attractions in Dublin, Ireland

Yaz answers:

You must see the three most historic, major tourist attractions in Dublin: 1. Dublin Castle 2. St. Patricks Cathedral and 3. The Guinness Storehouse

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Your Questions About Ireland Vacations Packages

Mary asks…

What is the best financial way to travel to Ireland?

I need to find some packages or certain websites that have deals for Ireland vacations. I would really love to take a trip but I don’t know where to begin. HELP!

Yaz answers:

For flights the best site to go through is kayak.com. It is the best for looking up flights for Ireland, you will find cheaper than from travelocity, priceline, expedia etc.

Most package deals you will find will to packages in Ireland including tours & accomadation even some meals. Go to the Irish tourist board website, great place to start & get a feel for what is on offer.

Lisa asks…

Are there still vacation Packages that include bus and train fare and rooms in the England Ireland and Scotlan

I wiould like to go on a fact finding vactions. I am rearching my ancestors and would love to see thier homeland. But money is tight so any help with bugeting a trip or information where I can go to plan a trip. This is a dream of mine any one help a middle aged dreamer

Yaz answers:

As far as I know — yes go to Ireland.net or just type in Ireland england tours and different sites will pop with what your looking for.

John asks…

Questions about traveling/vacationing in Ireland?

My husband and I have decided we are going to vacation in Ireland. Are there places you recommend we see/visit? Where are some good places to stay? Did you buy a vacation package or tour the country on your own? Any other advice you can give? Thanks!
Also, what type of currency is used, and how would I go about getting my american $ exchanged?
And, what is the best time of year to visit, and so that not so many tourists are present?

Yaz answers:

Ireland is in the Eurozone, so you use Euros in the Republic, but Northern Ireland is still officially part of the UK, so you use sterling there. Order some Euros from your bank before you go, and let your bank know you’re going and ask them about using your ATM card on the machines over here – it’s the safest way to access your money, rather than carrying around wads of cash, and certainly cheaper than going the traveller’s cheque route. You can also use Visa and Mastercard here, but many places don’t accept American Express or Diner’s Club anymore, as they are too slow process.

High season in Ireland tends to be July and August, it’s not usually very warm then (compared to mainland Europe) and you should be aware that the past two summers were cold and wet, so bring layers, a good rain jacket, and waterproof shoes. There’s no guarantee that this year will be any different, but you never know.

Where to stay? Well, it’s all good. I personally prefer the west, but there are some great places in other areas too. If you are going to hire a car, I strongly recommend picking a region and staying there and taking day trips within that region, rather than haring around the country trying to see all the sights and getting the photos to show off back home – all you’d see in the inside of your car and traffic. If you live in a city, choose a small town or a village in Ireland, and instead of staying in one of the big impersonal hotels, try a family-run Bed & Breakfast (you’ll find loads through the Irish Tourist Board website or through www.familyhomes.ie). Local people are very helpful and can give good directions, and also point you in the direction of places that might be off the official tourist board radar.

Two more things about driving in Ireland: petrol (what you call gas) is now just over €1 per litre (multiply that by 7.5 and you get the price for a gallon) and you will need to factor this into your budget for getting around, but it is very convenient to have your own car in a country where the public transport facilities leave a lot to be desired. Diesel is slightly cheaper, just under a Euro per litre. Also, driving times in Ireland are not going to be the same as in the US. In Ireland, it is physically impossible to drive 100 miles in 100 minutes, the roads are simply not built for it. We do not have an infrastructure for large volumes of high-speed traffic. I live just south of Limerick city, and have to allow 2.5 hours at least to get to Dublin if I’m driving there, and it’s only 130 miles. Much much easier for me to take the train!

If this is your first visit, I would suggest that you join a coach tour, safer and easier for you, as here we drive on the left and the steering wheel is on the right-hand side of the car. Google ‘touring Ireland’ and see what you come up with, or contact the Irish Tourist Board, or try www.discoverireland.ie for more information. Have a great trip!

Ken asks…

Need advice for planning trip to Ireland?

I would eventually like to send my Father and Mother to Ireland for a week or 2 as a vaction/ life goal my Dad has always had. I was wondering how 2 Americans could get a nice vacation package somewhere, with taxis/means to get around and even tourist groups to tag along with. They are both in there Early 50’s and just wondered if any Americans have booked a nice vaction in Ireland and if so where so i could brush up on some reasearch. Thanks so much ( I live in Philly, so a Flight would be from the Philadelphia International Airport)

Yaz answers:

I just got back from ireland in june. The best thing is to contact a travel agent and see what deals they have and compare those you find online. Alot of the time an agent will give you the same price. We got a great deal it was called the town and country package. It was 3 nights at a 5 star hotel in dublin, 4 days B&B tour and 3 nights at ashford castle. The castle was amazing. Luxery for us girls and history for the men. It also included 4 massages, two limo rides two activites to do at the castle(falconery, horseback riding, fishing, harbor cruise, bike or walking trails so many) and a pic-nic. All for $3200. Go to discoverireland.com they have some good deals on there. And i would HIGHLY suggest that they do an individule tour, not group. Because if you by yourself you can stop when ever you like, take your time, stay extra if you like a place and if u go with a group your stuck with them. And driving in ireland is a piece of cake except in dublin i would just take the buses. But they will have a wonderful time there, its beautiful.

Laura asks…

How to take a vacation in Kerry, Ireland?

I want to go for two weeks or so with my mom this summer. Travelocity and other travel websites only have packages to Dublin airport. I live in the United States and I’m just wondering how I would go about getting to Kerry from here.

Yaz answers:

Hire a car would be my advice, the public transport network in Kerry is quite limited, you would be stuck really without a car to get around

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Your Questions About Tourist Attractions In Ireland

Joseph asks…

am visiting ireland in the month of aug-sept .is sligo worth a visit?cheap accomodations wud cost?

plz mention the accomodation cost.
any tourist attractions?

Yaz answers:

Yes very beautiful, I have attached a link which will tell you hotels, b+b, attractions, pubs and if needed bus timetables.
But please go it is v nice.

Michael asks…

show me the view of people onsaint patrick church ireland?

saint Patrick church Ireland i want to know what is the attraction thing in the church and why so many tourists came to Ireland to see that

Yaz answers:

Saint Patrick’s Cathedral Dublin, the largest church in the country, was erected between 1200 and 1270. “The writer and satirist Jonathan Swift was dean from 1713–45. His grave and epitaph are situated near the entrance of the cathedral. The massive west tower dates from 1370 and houses one of the largest peals of bells in Ireland. The choir school was founded in 1432 and the cathedral choir took part in the first performance of Handel’s Messiah in 1742. The Huguenots worshipped here from 1666 to 1816.”

Susan asks…

what and all needs to be in a country research paper?

i have to write a research paper over ireland that has to be 4-5 pages long.
i have am writing about the
food
history
government
sports
tourist attractions
way of life

am i missing anything???
any ideas on how to structure this thing would be great too cause this is my 1st

Yaz answers:

Population
GDP
exports
imports
birth rate
death rate
music
religion
flag
national emblem
holidays

Jenny asks…

anyone know ireland well?

im planning on visiting co. laois for a concert but i want to be there for about a week so i was hoping to find help on sightseeing. also id like to know how far co. laois is from main tourist attractions and how much i may be able to do and see in about a week maybe 10 days.
well i dont mean main tourist attractions so much as things to do. i know ireland about as much as a 5 year old would! im planning my trip for september 2 and i want to be there around 7-10 days. i want to know what i could do around co. laois and how much of ireland i can see from there. maybe suggestions on places to go? activities? (i am going to electric picnic to see jonsi) btw what is electric picnic???

Yaz answers:

I’m guessing you’re going to Electric Picnic?

Look on www.discoverireland.ie for tourist information.

Sandy asks…

places to visit or see in the uk and ireland?

places that you can visit for a family with kids? a few historical places would be good, but mostly the main tourist attractions? how much can you see in one week?
Some ideas i have so far are London Eye, stonehenge, Madam Tussauds Wax Museum, Harry Potter tour (or maybe the premiere!), Edinberg/windsor castle (which one is better)?
ive also heard of the giants causeway, cliffs of moher, Loch ness lake, hill of tara, and isle of man. Which of these would you reccomend? Is there anything i should know about London for my trip? I’m very excited! :)

Yaz answers:

The London Eye and Madame Tussauds are in central London. Windsor is a 40 to 55 minute train ride from either Paddington or Waterloo Stations; the trains are frequent. Stonehenge is is Wiltshire about 90 miles from London. You take an SWT train from Waterloo Station to Salisbury. Thet operate every 30 minutes (hourly on Sundays) and the journey takes 85 minutes; the Stonehenge tour bus departs from outside Salisbury Station and you can buy a joint rail/Stonehenge bus ticket
from the ticket office at Waterloo Station. Edinburgh is in Scotland 400 miles from London. You take a train there from London Kings Cross Station and it takes 4 hours 30 minutes. For a long train journey like London to Scotland you are advised to book your tickets well in advance for the lowest fares. Booking opens 12 weeks before your journey www.eastcoast.co.uk
www.thestonehengetour.info
Other places to see or do in London: A boat trip on the River Thames, Tower of London, Buckingham
Palace and if you’re interested we have magnificent museums and art galleries like the National Gallery/National Portrait Gallery/British Museum/Natural History Museum etc
London has a dense and frequent public transport system made up of the Underground (Subway),
buses, trams, suburban rail and light rail. Do NOT pay cash fares. Get yourself Oyster Cards
or Travel cards. See www.tfl.gov.uk. These cards are not however valid on out of town rail lines such as those to Windsor and Salisbury
www.britrail.com
www.nationalrail.co.uk

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Your Questions About Traveling To Ireland Tips

Donald asks…

Travel tips for Ireland mid august to mid november?

I am studying abroad in Ireland from mid august to mid november. Any tips for anything… weather? clothes? plugs? money?

I am from the U.S.

Anything is helpful!
Thanks!

Yaz answers:

Ireland uses the same 3pin plug as the UK, and runs on a 240v AC current. Adaptor plugs are freely available in many pharmacies in the dublin metro area.

The weather can be unpredictable, however, Ireland has a relatively mild climate, winters never really drop below -5c in the depths of winter. Rainwear though is a given, as sudden down pours are not uncommon.

Essentially you can dress as you would at home. Clothing would ideally be a couple of pairs of jeans/cargo pants, maybe some shorts (just incase the weather does improve). A lightweight waterproof jacket, tshirts, sweatshirts, maybe a light fleece top or two.

The currency is the Euro, and Ireland (and particularly Dublin) can be expensive.
You’ll find several familiar brands in the shops, and papers like USA today are available in certain outlets in Dublin.

In terms of personal saftey, Dublin and Ireland on the whole is a safe city and country. I recommend you follow the same personal security measures you’d follow at home.

Ireland drives on the left, therefore when crossing the road be aware of traffic approaching from the right.

If you’re in dublin you can buy weekly and monthly bus passes that may prove cheaper than commuting everyday.

Linda asks…

Do you have any travel tips on Cork, Ireland?

Planning a trip to Ireland in August and looking for interesting points to visit and danger tips, too. Very interested in family history…

Yaz answers:

Http://www.viator.com/tours/Ireland/The-Dublin-Pass/d56-2032DUB_PASS < — This gives you a basic rundown of things to do in Ireland.

You could go down to Cork and See the Blarney Stone. The myth is I you kiss it you’ll never shut up!

The People in Ireland, in my opinion are an extremely welcoming race. I think this because I have went to other countries from a young age on exchanges, holidays with college etc. And I thought no one was as hospitable as the Irish.

Here are some sights on Tourism in Ireland:

http://www.tourismireland.com/
http://www.shamrock.org/
http://www.discoverireland.com/ire/
http://www.visitdublin.com/ (Dublin Tourism)

Good Luck. = )

Daniel asks…

Doolin, Ireland Travel Tips?

Hi quick question for anyone that’s travel savvy when it comes to Ireland.
I’m planning to go to Doolin, Ireland this summer and originally I planned to fly in and out of Galway and then bus to Doolin. I found the bus schedule, but I was wondering if anyone knows the area well and knows any helpful info about the transit system.

The next stop I’ll be making in in Dublin, and again, does anyone know if there is a faster way to get there from Doolin (direct bus line, another airport other than Galway)

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks

Yaz answers:

Bus Eireann shuttle in and out of Doolin from

http://www.irishtourist.com/clare/maps/cities_and_towns/

Lisdoonvarna and Lahinch. Dont know timetable, sure its online.

As to flying to Dublin, Shannon is next nearest if Galways out but you would probably be in Dublin city centre on a bus just as quick. But if flying is your thing…

You will love Doolin. I’ve had lots of great weekends there

Michael asks…

Good travel tips for Ireland?

In June I will be in Italy and while I’m there I want to take a few days in Ireland and then return to Italy. What are some good tips and advice that I could use to get a good deal on a flight? Anyone know any good travel agents in Ireland maybe?

Yaz answers:

Unfortunately I do not know anyone in Ireland. However I hope you have a great time in Beautiful Italy and Ireland.

Carol asks…

We are leaving Friday for an England and Ireland vacation. Any tips to traveling with kids?

We know what we will see and have everything is planned out but still I am nervous about all of the planes, buses, trains, subways, and taxis with my kids. (ages 12, 10, 8, and 7) Any tips for this kind of travel or any tips on souveniers?
thanks mermaid girl. I will make sure they keep you awake too!

Yaz answers:

Make sure the kids know to where and how you’re travelling each time – so that if they lose you they can tell someone where they’re heading for

are you bringing any mobile phones with you? If so, make sure the kids know the number

make each of them responsible for one item of luggage (preferably with some if not all of their own clothes in it) – not only does this increase their sense of responsibility, but it lightens the luggage for you which will make you more free to keep an eye on them

but most of all, chill out – everyone here would be helpful in the extreme if your family got separated at all and it’s highly unlikely anything bad will happen – the more stressed you are, the more nervy the kids will be, which is a sure fire recipe for mayhem

souvenirs – you’ll be bombarded with them from start to finish, but the best souvenirs are the memories so take lots and lots and lots of photos – one of my kids favourite souvenirs was a pebble or a shell from each visit to the seaside – maybe you won’t want a suitcase full of pebbles going home, but a pressed flower or something like that is romantic and inexpensive

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Your Questions About Tour Operators Ireland

Donna asks…

What tour operators do you recommend for a 4-6 day overview tour of Ireland?

I will be traveling with a teenager on a fairly quick (4-6 days) overview tour of Ireland during the last week of March. This will be our first time in Ireland. I have been considering CIE Tours, Sceptre Tours and Vagabond Tours – does anyone have any experience with them?

In case this helps, the specific tours I am considering are:
http://www.cietours.com/affiliate/cietours/summary.rvlx?tourID=1670
http://www.vagabondtoursofireland.ie/irelandtour_5day.htm
http://www.vagabondtoursofireland.ie/irelandtour_easter_tours_from_dublin.html
http://www.sceptretours.com/vacations/ireland-escorted-irish-jaunt

Yaz answers:

Paddywagon
i advise u to make your own arrangements.
Day I
dublin bus tour
theatre/ cabaret/shopping mall
day 2
dart high speed rail trip to wicklow…………if ur into historic houses places theres many historic houses avondale .would need to spend another day possibly hire a car.
Day 3
dunlaoire 1 hour busride from dublin (southside)
walking/shopping/dining
superb choice…………many nice oriental/indian restaurants.
Day 4 train to kilkenny/killarney/bus to trim
3 historic towns
killareney is the furthest
would at least need to overnight
taste b&b (bed and beakfast accommodation)

day4/day 5
more historic houses e,g muckross if u went to killarney/boatride on the lake.
Other options
horse racing festivals…………st patricks day is 17th of march .great weekend in dublin
jasus i should be a f…………….ing tour consultant.smiles

William asks…

Urgent–Ireland: 4-5 days-short breaks, package tour from 26 May to 31 May?

Ireland: 4-5 days-short breaks, package tour from 26 May to 31 May

I am looking for the above trip: including coach, hotel fee, tour guided trip, BUT it needs to be departed from England (preferably from Brighton or cities around this area)
I am a foreigner, i find it very surprised, I serached 10 tour operators online, there are no package tour available. A friend told me that is because english like to arrange the trips of the Uk on their own, they book their own train tickets, hotel, and when they arrive the hotel, they will do day trip tour from local tour operator or by the hotel.
But since i am not english, i do not drive, i am not familiar with Uk things, i would prefer to take a package tour including everything.
(1) is it really no such kind of tour in the Uk for Uk trips?
(2) Anyone knows trips to :Ireland: 4-5 days, package tour from 26 May to 31 May?
(3) i dont mind the price, i only want to find a tour from a reputable tour operator and i do not need to bother to do all sorts of bookings , only pay for the tour fee and then no need to take time to search for train times, find day trips, hotel………
(4) or the captioned trip depart from friday morning and return to England on sunday night. — In early June.
please help and answer my questions point by point, thanks.
I know Ireland is independent but it still belongs to the Uk, united kingdom, why the first answerer said the trip is not uk trip. i dont understand and the answerer did not explain and not to mention any suggestions.
I already said i am not english, i am only an international student in england, but don’t laugh at me if my questions seems silly to English people and do not feel offended.
thanks.
i have to make it clear: I want to go to Dublin.
i want to go to Northern Ireland (Part of the UK): Dublin.
Oh i had offended the Irish people for saying that Dublin trip is Uk trip???
sorry. Because there is one local english told me, Northern Ireland, Scotland and England belongs to the UK. so he is wrong?

Yaz answers:

Best fly in to Dublin.Ryanair is cheap.Then start your package from there.

You may not be aware but saying Ireland belongs to the U.K is considered offensive.Also posting this in the Ireland section means the people answering it are most likely Irish not English.(Common sense really)Anyway we’ll let you off just this once,enjoy your trip but watch what you say,lol!

Robert asks…

Which is a better holiday destination – Cuba or Domincian Republic?

I know I’ve asked similar questions before, but…Tour Operator in Ireland(Sunway) are offering direct flights between Dublin and Dominican Republic(Puerto Plata) from November until April next year. Very tempted to go, especially as there seems to be a LOT to do there and general feedback is good.

Have been given a lot of positive reviews about Cuba and would love to visit Havana but it seems a bit limited in terms of excursions etc. Flights from Dublin would be via Paris.

What do you all think?

Yaz answers:

Been to both cuba wins by a mile and cubans much nicer people
Dominican republic is not as safe you have to stay in your Hotel, and a dirty place.

Donald asks…

flights from northern ireland to abu dhabi?

Hi need a flight from northern ireland to AD around christmas time…..anyone know any options other than ettihad….pref for 28th of december ……..

any suggestions for other tour operators i can look at……
thanks x

Yaz answers:

Check Abu Dhabi International Airport website of call them to ask ..

If you cant call or ddnt find in the website then plz let me know so i’ll call and ask for details .. When where how long which airways and all these stuff ..

But plz send me an e-mail because i dont check my answers here again ..

Good luck and welcome to Abu Dhabi in advance =)

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