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December 10, 2016

Forgotten Irish Town Names

Hello, I'm trying to identify a town or district from 1665 in County Armagh. It was listed on the Hearth Money Rolls as Ballynegirne or BallynGirney. Do you recognize these names? Thanks for your help.

December 10, 2016

Village Education

Did nuns teach children in Irish villages during the early 20th century?

December 10, 2016

December visit

Hello, we are planning a Christmas trip to Ireland with our four grown kids (mid 20s). We are booked in Dublin from Dec. 24-Dec. 30, but then my husband and I would like to stay until Jan. 1 and see something outside of Dublin. Would the Cliffs of Moher be a risky bet that time of year? We'd also enjoy the Jameson tour near Cork. If we do that, where should we go for New Year's? Should we fly out

August 10, 2015

4 day itinerary question

Hi, Thank you for this site. It has been helpful! We are arriving in Shannon on this Thursday night. We plan to follow your Burren journey. Not sure if we will make it a one or 2 day journey. Then I was thinking of staying at Cois-Na-Sionna and taking the Shannon ferry in the morning going on to either the Dingle Penninsula or or Ring of Kerry. I'm not sure where to stay Sunday night. Monday we plan to drive to Dublin

June 21, 2015

Food in Pubs after 9pm

At several different pubs in the north-west of Ireland we were told it is illegal for them to serve food after 9pm. What is the reason for this? Does it have to do with restaurant licensing?

June 18, 2015

Hypothetical: Sheep Herding in Ireland

If, hypothetically, a young American man were interested in the humble endeavor of sheep herding in rural Ireland, but didn't really have any pertinent experience, what's the likelihood that he could find a kindly shepherd to apprentice under?

June 6, 2013

Natural history visit to The Burren

We will be traveling with a group tour and spending several days in Galway. One day is designated as a "free" day, and my husband and I are interested in seeing the nature of The Burren more than the man-made sights. Where can we go to best see the geology and wildflowers?

April 5, 2013

GAA Championships

Which stadium is the GAA championship played?

April 5, 2013

Rental Cars Dublin Airport

Hello, There are many reviews on car rentals from Dublin airport, both good and bad, mostly bad. Do you have an opinion on which is the best company? Regards, Paul

October 24, 2011

where can I immerse myself in traditional culture?

I'm a student from dublin and would like to take two or three days off to explore and enjoy some truely unique irish spots, not the typical, The Burren, Cliff of Moher spots, the more local gems that you never really hear about. Mainly looking for a hostel/b&b where music and characters are plentiful. Don't have a car and will probably be going it alone, but well able to use these two legs!=D If anyone has any suggestions/ recommendations from where

October 24, 2011

8 nights in Ireland-In/Out Shannon-Itinerary advice?

Hello everybody! My husband and I are going to Ireland at the end of the month (very spur of the moment), and we are clueless!! I would really appreciate any advice people can give us on how to break down our trip. We get into Shannon Saturday (10/29) and leave from Shannon on Sunday morning (11/6). We are renting a car, so we'll have transportation. The only thing we really know we want to see is Dublin. We are completely unfamiliar with

July 8, 2011

Leitrim to Giants Causeway

Can anyone please tell me if its possible to drive from Co Leitrim to the Giants Causeway and back in one day. ???┬áIf not, is there a quicker way, ie, by flying or train. Thank you all very much.  

June 26, 2011

Where to see puffins?

During our trip in May next year, my wife really wants to see puffins. I've read that they can be found on some of the islands in the south and west, but not sure she can stand a rough ferry trip. Are there places on the coast perhaps where puffins can be seen that time of year? Are some island trips easier on landlubbers than others?

June 26, 2011

Stay in Dublin city or nearby?

I'm way the pros and cons of accommodations in Dublin proper or getting a hotel in, say, Dun Laoghaire, and commuting into town. I've read Dublin traffic and parking are a nightmare, but would like to know more about public transportation. Also, we are planning a day trip, by air, to Liverpool, so maybe closer to the airport is better. Any thoughts?

June 21, 2011

Horse racing in May?

We want to experience horse racing while in Ireland in May 2012. Has racing season started by then? And can anyone recommend good race courses in the south or west?

June 21, 2011

Dublin to Liverpool by air

I want to do one of the Beatles tours in Liverpool, thinking we could get a cheap flight on Ryanair, spend the day, then fly back to Dublin. Any thoughts on that? FYI, the ferry is out! Some of us don't do well on the sea. ;-) Thanks!

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