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Old 10-25-2008, 06:20 PM   #1
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Finally! I'm Going To Ireland!!!

April 19, 2009 - April 29, 2009!!! I have paid my deposit and I've peed my pants! I have waited over 12 years for this! My Ex - who thought I was an idiot for wanting to go - is paying for this trip!!!! (divorce settlement)!!!! My sister and I are meeting up in Newark, NJ on the 19th of April and flying to Dublin together. We will be on a "go as you please" package - 10 nights B&Bs and 11 days rental car. Here's the thing - since this is the vacation OF MY LIFE, I want to see everything U2 that there is to see. We also want to go to Limerick becuase we both read the book Angela's Ashes and want to see where the author grew up. PLEASE - fill my head with places to go, things to see, things to experience - stuff that only members here will know, not from guide books! We would LOVE to meet up with someone from here for a drink or dinner or whatever. Thanks, in advance, for all your suggestions!!!!
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Old 10-25-2008, 07:26 PM   #2
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Congrats!! it´s my dream too!!!I´m planning to do it next year with my 17-year-old daughter.
have you tried web sites like...

U2’s Dublin | U2 Exit News Blog
Dublin Tourism - See & Do


They give you kind of "U2 Dublin tours"
Good luck and keep us posted!!!
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There's a guy named DaveyG on @U2 who is a huge fan, lives in Dublin and will give you a guided tour of U2's Dublin.

Limerick is really interesting - do the castle tour while you're there (King John's I think). Hope you're spending a day/night in Galway. I ADORED Galway. Also, spend a day driving the Ring of Kerry. Totally worth the day's drive and the gas. My other favorite thing there was the day we rented bikes on Inishmaan (ferry leaving from just north of Galway). X 10000

Have a great time!
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Old 10-25-2008, 08:48 PM   #4
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Oh my Gid, I'm so glad for you!

You HAVE to go to Malahide! I'll check with a friend of mine if she knows exactly where is Adam's house! You can go over there, just to check it out!

And you have to visit Mount Temple too! I'm sure you can easily find it on Google Maps or something like that!
Hanover Quay, Grafton Street and - I can't remember the name now, but I can get it later if you want- an amazing store that sells everything about u2: from LP's to drumm sticks!

Visit Slane too! And Cork! Somebody told me that is a beautiful place!

Have fun, and don't hesitate if you see one of our boys there!
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I am really happy for you! It is my dream, too. Please see the Rock of Cashel and the Cliffs of Moher for me!
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I am really happy for you! It is my dream, too. Please see the Rock of Cashel and the Cliffs of Moher for me!
Agreed

I went this past July and those were the two coolest places I went to.
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Old 10-25-2008, 10:13 PM   #7
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your soooooooooo lucky i really wana go to ireland
(one day hopefully i will)


have fun and take lots of pics
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Congrats! I was there a year ago and loved loved loved it! My family is Irish so it felt very familiar even though I had never been there!
I toured all the sights in Dublin ofcourse but also went over to Galway by train and bus via Limmerick and did the castle tour there. Bunratty Castle is the name. There is a remake of a traditional Irish village there with thatched roof cottages with turf buring fires inside. It's really well done! Galway is where my Great Great Grandparents came from on my Grandmother's side so we had a great time exploring there. Also went to Dingle where Gus O'Connor's pub was. Our family name is Connor, used to be O'Connor so that was hoot! We had a wonderful time there and had the best Guinness Beef Stew YUM!! You have to try that! It's sooo good!
The Cliffs of Moyer are stunning, hopefully you will catch a moment when the sun comes out!
Look for the face in the rocks on the side of the cliffs. It's spooky!
I also went to Slane Village and to the castle. Had a private tour there. That was really cool. And went to NewGrange since that is near the village of Slane. Newgrange is really interesting. You learn alot about the Druids and the connection they had with the earth. It's almost like Stonehenge in England. Really facinating!
Have fun! I love Ireland so much!
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Old 10-26-2008, 06:37 AM   #9
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Well, I'm off to Dublin in a week and a half to spend there my holidays... I leave on 8th November...
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Congrats

If you can just don´t miss MALAHIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It´s just adorable!!! And it´s U2 related.

It´s 20m away by DART.
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Old 10-26-2008, 11:17 AM   #11
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Yeah!!!

I am so lucky to know about interference! I am positive we will have a great time and see everything we should see becuase of this place. OK - I'm off to explore (on the www) all of these wonderful ideas you all have! THANKS SO MUCH
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Bea - It would be great to get the name of that store! I really appreciate your help.

I will make sure to take some amazing pictures and post them when I return!

Would it be possible to know where Bono's house is if I PROMISE to just drive by and click a picture REAL QUICK like?
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If you can, I'd strongly recommend taking a one day trip to the Wicklow Mountains and back - it's so worth it. And make sure you get this man as your guide, his name is John (Sean in Gaelic, I suppose) but I don't remember his last name unfortunately, perhaps you can e-mail them and find out.

Here's a link to thier website with further information:
Coach Tours of Wicklow, Day Tour of Wicklow, Day coach tours from Dublin, guided tours wicklow, coach hire Wicklow, Wicklow bus tours

Here's just one of endless breathtaking views that you'll see:


I visited Ireland this past April around the same time as well.
Some tips in general: Get yourself a decent map, some of the free ones are really terrible and it's hard to find your way around Dublin without a proper map when they leave out smaller alleyways and streets altogether. Bring some warm clothes if you're going to the Docklands (Hanover Quay etc) as it can get quite windy and chilly. I'll see if I can come up with something more later on because it was really a very interesting trip for me to make and so hard to pick out all the highlights.
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Enjoy Dublin! It's an amazing city!
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If you take the Wild Wicklow tour out of Dublin (It's considered the best tour of that area) you will drive past Bono's house. Sit on the left side of the bus. Left as in facing forward. It's in route to the mountains south of Dublin along Dublin Bay. Beautiful!!
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