• Packing for Ireland?

    Hello everyone, I am leaving for Ireland in the middle of this month. I was wondering what to pack to stay warm, dry, and comfortable. I have nice sneakers, and a rain jacket (with a hood). I was wondering if jeans are okay or if they would get too wet, I was also thinking of leggings. Do I need sweaters, or a tee... show more
    Hello everyone, I am leaving for Ireland in the middle of this month. I was wondering what to pack to stay warm, dry, and comfortable. I have nice sneakers, and a rain jacket (with a hood). I was wondering if jeans are okay or if they would get too wet, I was also thinking of leggings. Do I need sweaters, or a tee and a light cardigan? Any experienced travelers or Ireland natives I would absolutely love your advice. Thank you!!
    7 answers · 1 month ago
  • Why do the Irish hate the English?

    The English are the most hard working, ambitious, harmless and kind hearted people on the planet. Nobody has any right to belittle them! If anything, the Irish should be the most hated people. Their drunkenness, barbaric behaviour, snobbery, racism and hatred of anything Irish proves it! Yeah, all Irish people do... show more
    The English are the most hard working, ambitious, harmless and kind hearted people on the planet. Nobody has any right to belittle them! If anything, the Irish should be the most hated people. Their drunkenness, barbaric behaviour, snobbery, racism and hatred of anything Irish proves it! Yeah, all Irish people do is boast about "killing an Englishman." In Ireland, a group of Irish thugs beat an English woman unconscious then devoured her body. Not kidding! I'm Welsh (born and bred in South Wales), and I adore England and the English. I would always support England in sports, and watch their backs. In fact, I'd rather be English than anybody else. So Irish people, I have something to tell you: Don't you dare talk ill about my English friends, you filthy f*cking Celtic roaches!
    9 answers · 2 months ago
  • Over the summer I am going on a trip to England and Ireland I need help with money? read details.?

    So I am going on this trip and the only things I have to pay for are lunch and souvenirs. They recommended 60 of the currency of that place I will be in for each day. When I am in Ireland I will be in the Republic Of Ireland who uses the Euro, and for the rest of the United Kingdom I will be using the pound... show more
    So I am going on this trip and the only things I have to pay for are lunch and souvenirs. They recommended 60 of the currency of that place I will be in for each day. When I am in Ireland I will be in the Republic Of Ireland who uses the Euro, and for the rest of the United Kingdom I will be using the pound sterling. I did the math and realized that I should save a bit more than I have right now so I can make sure I do not loose to much money in the exchange. I have 1,100 USD saved right now, should that be enough or should I save more and if so how much more would you recommend?
    4 answers · 3 months ago
  • Are green eyes common in Ireland?

    Best answer: And red hair. A great combination on a female. Very very appealing. And yes they are more common in Ireland than anywhere else except the USA where there are more Irish descent than in Ireland. "According to the Census, there are 34.5 million Americans who list their heritage as either primarily or... show more
    Best answer: And red hair. A great combination on a female. Very very appealing. And yes they are more common in Ireland than anywhere else except the USA where there are more Irish descent than in Ireland.

    "According to the Census, there are 34.5 million Americans who list their heritage as either primarily or partially Irish. That number is, incidentally, seven times larger than the population of Ireland itself (4.68 million). Irish is the second-most common ancestry among Americans, falling just behind German.Mar 17, 2013"
    6 answers · 4 months ago
  • Can uk bus pass be used in north ireland?

    6 answers · 4 months ago
  • Pros and cons of living in Ireland?

    4 answers · 6 months ago
  • Summer vacation to Ireland advice?

    Best answer: If you have "two weeks including travel" then you really only have 11 or 12 days. It is certainly not too long to visit Ireland + N.I.. Ensure you have hotel reservations in advance. Festivals, sporting events, and European (not just Irish) holidays can fill all the hotels, especially on weekends. ... show more
    Best answer: If you have "two weeks including travel" then you really only have 11 or 12 days. It is certainly not too long to visit Ireland + N.I..

    Ensure you have hotel reservations in advance. Festivals, sporting events, and European (not just Irish) holidays can fill all the hotels, especially on weekends.

    Fly to Dublin as you already plan to do. There are airport buses (6 Euros per person) and taxis. Warning: If you buy airport bus tickets in advance and arrive early in the morning then you must print the vouchers at home. The airport bus office at the airport may not yet be open when you are ready to go.

    https://www.dublinsightseeing.ie/airlink...

    I have stayed at the Academy Plaza Hotel on Findlater Street (off O'Connell Street) several times. It is in a good location and both the airport bus and the hop-on/hop-off buses stop in front of the hotel.

    http://www.academyplazahotel.ie/en/

    You do not need a rental car while you are visiting Dublin. Exploring the city center on foot is practical. Use the hop-on/hop-off bus, public transit, and taxis to get around when you don't want to walk.

    The hop-on/hop-off bus is great. I recommend choosing one of the buses with a live guide (instead of a recording) and simply ride the bus for the whole circuit the first time. It takes about 90 minutes and gives you a really good overview of Dublin. Then decide what attractions you want to visit.

    https://www.dublinsightseeing.ie

    On our visits we did light activities and mostly relaxed the day we arrived. Then alternated two days in Dublin wit day trips away from Dublin.

    The Jameson Distillery (museum) has a good bar & restaurant you can get to without buying tickets to the museum. It is not in the city center but is on the hop-on/hop-off route and is a good place to stop for drinks/food. They do a GREAT hot whiskey (and of course a great Irish coffee).

    The Guinness Storehouse (museum) also has a restaurant (buffet), but you have to buy a ticket to the museum to get to the restaurant. The rooftop pub offers a great view of Dublin.

    Dublin has really a lot to do, and also consider activities like the ghost bus tour, organized pub crawls, and the various walking tours that are available.

    There are numerous day tours that are practical from Dublin so you minimize the time you lose by changing places to stay. Examples are day tours to Belfast and Newgrange. If you don't want to do the day tour to Belfast then there are very frequent trains between Dublin and Belfast. Do visit the IRA museum in Belfast if you don't visit by day tour (the museum is a regular stop on day tours from Dublin) and the wall between the Catholic & Protestant parts of Belfast.

    We went to Blarney Castle on one of our trips to Ireland, though it was more because my wife wanted to go to the Blarney Woolen Mills factory store. We took the train from Dublin to Cork (2 hours), then a taxi to Blarney (which is tiny), and spent two nights at the hotel connected to Blarney Woolen Mills.

    http://www.blarneywoollenmillshotel.com/en/

    It was a nice trip and the grounds of the castle were more interesting than the castle itself. Don't actually kiss the Blarney Stone (yuck).

    We used a car on one trip to go up the Irish Sea coast from Dublin, but I have not visited the Atlantic coast. The only challenge was driving on the left. I recommend against driving yourself at all unless you are already familiar with driving on the left. Absolutely don't drive yourself for several days after arrival. Driving away from the airport in a strange city after an overnight flight is bad enough when you don't have to drive on the wrong side of the road.

    The Temple Bar area in Dublin is well known and you should go there once. However, it is mostly tourist traps and expensive pubs with live bands that substitute volume for talent. Also lots of Europeans in bachelor/bachelorette party type groups making a conscious effort to drink themselves into unconsciousness.

    There are really nice pubs all over Dublin, and I especially like the Brazen Head:

    http://brazenhead.com

    Another answer is correct the weather is unpredictable, but it will st likely be misty/rainy and cool. A water-resistant hooded jacket, a light sweater, a travel umbrella, and sturdy, water-resistant shoes were very useful each of the five times I have been to Ireland.

    Buy train tickets at least 48 hours in advance via the Irish Rail website:

    http://www.irishrail.ie

    My son was age 20 when he visited Ireland and he was regularly asked for ID in pubs. His state driving license was accepted in all cases.

    You will clear US Immigration & Customs at Dublin airport before you board your flight to the USA. It is wonderful as it mean when you arrive in the USA you simply go to the gate for your next flight (or to baggage claim if no onward flight). However, it does mean you need to be at Dublin airport and standing in line for check in three (3) full hours before your flight is scheduled to depart.

    https://www.dublinairport.com/flight-connections/us-preclearance

    Finally, I know you are experienced travelers, but please remember to get travel medical insurance that covers medical evacuation to home. One of my friends slipped on wet rocks while visiting Ireland and injured his leg. Paying for the medical treatment was expensive, and paying for the First Class ticket to home (whole leg was in a cast) was even more expensive.

    https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/go/health.html

    I hope you have a great trip!
    5 answers · 7 months ago
  • Can you display an American flag in Ireland?

    I mean only American, no Irish next to it. Is it legal? Disrespectful maybe? Should I put out an Irish one too? I live in Dublin, if it matters.
    I mean only American, no Irish next to it. Is it legal? Disrespectful maybe? Should I put out an Irish one too? I live in Dublin, if it matters.
    6 answers · 7 months ago
  • Which cities outside ireland have the largest irish diaspora?

    Best answer: Boston New York Chicago but there are loads,
    Best answer: Boston New York Chicago but there are loads,
    7 answers · 7 months ago
  • How to legally get high ? In Ireland?

    Best answer: If you're 18 or over, there's alcohol.
    Best answer: If you're 18 or over, there's alcohol.
    5 answers · 7 months ago
  • Why are Irish people so bloodthirsty?

    I don’t mind them fighting the British army as such as that’s what happens in war even though I’m a Loyalist, but I hate the fight that Irish people blow up innocent men, women and children on the mainland who have nothing to do with our political situation in Northern Ireland, why do Irish people have no problem... show more
    I don’t mind them fighting the British army as such as that’s what happens in war even though I’m a Loyalist, but I hate the fight that Irish people blow up innocent men, women and children on the mainland who have nothing to do with our political situation in Northern Ireland, why do Irish people have no problem killing innocent children?
    6 answers · 8 months ago
  • Irish slang? Please read?

    Best answer: Being from Dublin myself, these are some of the common ones: 1. Get up out of that Pronounced as 'gerrup ow da' - basically means 'stop doing that'. 2. I was scarlet Pronouned as 'I wa'scarleh' - basically means 'I was so embarrassed my face was red' 3. Come here to me / Come... show more
    Best answer: Being from Dublin myself, these are some of the common ones:

    1. Get up out of that
    Pronounced as 'gerrup ow da' - basically means 'stop doing that'.

    2. I was scarlet
    Pronouned as 'I wa'scarleh' - basically means 'I was so embarrassed my face was red'

    3. Come here to me / Come here until I tell you
    Pronounced as 'C'mere tuh me' or 'C'mere til I telya' - basically means 'listen to me 'cause I've something interesting to tell you' as in 'C'mere tuh me ... did ya hear what happened to Mary?'

    4. Acting the maggot
    Pronounced as 'Acting duh maggot' - basically means 'messing about or doing something stupid' as in 'Your ma told you sit down and stop acting the maggot!'.

    5. Spanner
    Pronounced as 'Spanner' - basically means 'idiot' as in 'He smacked himself in the face with his own shoe. What a spanner!'

    6. Your one
    Pronounced as 'yer wan' - basically means 'that woman / girl' as in 'OMG. Did you see what yer wan was wearing?'
    It can also be applied to older people as in 'Who? That auld (old) wan over der (there) ...'

    7. Gurrier (no real English word)
    Pronounced as 'gurry-yer' - basically applied to young / teenage guys in a derogatory sense as in 'Dat (that) little gurrier is after setting me (my) bins on fire!'.

    8. Puss
    Pronounced as 'puss' - basically a face but in a negative way as in 'She had a puss like a bulldog licking a nettle'

    9. Wreck the gaff
    Pronounced as 'wreck duh gaff' - basically means go mad or destroy the place as in 'Deco was off-his-face (drunk) and wrecked the gaff stumbling about'. It also is used as an exclamation now and then as in 'Ah you're not serious! WRECK - DUH - GAFF!'.

    10. I will, in my hole
    Pronounced quickly as 'I-will-in-me-hole' - basically means 'I won't' or 'I will, on my a$$' as in 'Can you meet me at 10pm? I will in me hole (no!)'.

    So that's probably enough for now! Enjoy ...
    5 answers · 8 months ago
  • An American visiting Ireland for the first time?

    I’m an American and I’ve also just gotten an Irish passport. I’m visiting Ireland for the first time pretty soon. Hotel and return ticket already bought. What happens when I arrive at Dublin Airport? Is there a separate line for people with Irish passports?
    I’m an American and I’ve also just gotten an Irish passport. I’m visiting Ireland for the first time pretty soon. Hotel and return ticket already bought. What happens when I arrive at Dublin Airport? Is there a separate line for people with Irish passports?
    4 answers · 8 months ago
  • I’m an American, but?

    My parents sent out a lot of paperwork, and now I have an Irish Passport. What does that mean?
    My parents sent out a lot of paperwork, and now I have an Irish Passport. What does that mean?
    7 answers · 8 months ago