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Old 04-04-2002, 10:02 AM   #21
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I'd look into a hop-on-hop-off bus service. I hunted around a bit on the net and here are two that look decent to me. Check em out.
www.straytravel.com
www.shamrockertours.com
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Old 04-04-2002, 10:59 AM   #22
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Cool!

Bus Eirrann (sp?) treated us pretty good and their rates are reasonable. We were there in August and bought our bus tickets the day we travelled. So I imagine, you needn't pre-plan any of it. The bus station is really close to Temple Bar too, easy 10 minute walk.

God I can't wait to go back... moving there in September!
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let me know if you need instructions to find a certain bass players house

BTW - I usually stay at b&bs, they are not quite as expensice as hotels, but youve got a lot more privacy (and security for your stuff) than in hostels. The normal rate is about 50 Irish pounds for a double room (en-suite + breakfast). Let me know and Ill give you some numbers of nice ones

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Old 04-05-2002, 06:26 PM   #24
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hey.. what's the easiest way to get from London to scotland? and cheap?LOL
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Old 04-06-2002, 03:23 AM   #25
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hey.. what's the easiest way to get from London to scotland? and cheap?LOL
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I took a train. Sometimes you can get some good deals if you're younger than 26. Check out britrail.com. Bus may be cheaper tho, but it takes longer. I love Scotland! (just had to say that )
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Old 04-09-2002, 05:20 AM   #26
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thanks UV! we're gonna look at everything on Friday- bookin tickets on Sat! woohoo!

I have another question about travelling within Ireland... if we wanted to go to the West coast, do you suggest just hopping a bus? or should we go through a tour group?

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Whatever you do don't rely on our bus service!!! It's crap and late and....crap! I'd totally recommend renting out a car for the west, you could do the whole cork-kerry-limerick-galway-mayo..donegal if u think u can make it!!! thing in a couple of days!

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Old 04-30-2002, 03:03 PM   #27
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thanks everyone! phew! finally got plane and hostels booked.. i dunno if $$ will allow us to do scotland too but we want to tear up the town in london and take our time carousing ireland..

i really appreciate everyone's suggestions as this is my chance to see whatever I want to see and do whatever I want! If you think of anything else lemme know!

Thanks!!!
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Old 05-01-2002, 02:24 AM   #28
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Hi I would just like to say I have stayed at gogartys and Barnacles and You would be better at gogartys I to was there in August and could not get in at Gogartys so had to go to Barnacles the staff stink I had to move rooms 3 times over the weekend with not much help from the staff. Where when I was at Gogartys the staff will bend over backward for you. Especially when you have had to much drink(hic)
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Old 05-01-2002, 02:54 AM   #29
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I think at the moment it is cheaper to fly - check out www.go-fly.com or www.ryanair.com other than that it is marginally different in easiness between flying and training.

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**jezebel jumps in at the last minute**

get yourself a Lonely Planet guide, they cover stuff other travel guides don't.

The hop-on, hop-off buses are great and save your feet.

And don't miss Kilmahain (sp?) Jail and Guiness Brewery, of course.

And have a wonderful time!!!!!
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Old 05-03-2002, 09:55 AM   #31
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On the subject of travel guides, my personal favorite is the "Let's Go" series. Better than Lonely Planet, imo. But whatever you do, make sure you bring a guidebook of some sort. They make your trip much better. Go to the bookstore and browse through 'em to find the one that fits your style best.
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Hi sula, I went shopping for guides on Amazon since there's reviews and readers opinions for each of the books.....I bought two other Ireland guides but I ended up using Lonely Planet. The others got lost in the bottom of my backpack
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i admit i prefer LP to lets go, and a new LP Ireland guide has just come out last month. Whichever one you get, be sure to get one.
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Old 05-07-2002, 04:46 PM   #35
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London to Scotland? Bus, Rail, Air not sure on prices. If you go through Newcastle you should stop off for a while
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Hey I am also planning a trip to Dublin, but I have to save the money for it. So far I am going by myself. When I get over there I am going to do volunteer work to keep myself busy. I can't wait to go but hopefully it will be soon rather than later.
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