What you need to know about visiting Dublin and Ireland.
There is a funny local website called Hidden Dublin http://www.hidden-dublin.com It's cleverly written and updated by a Dubliner and is packed with hints and money saving tips.
For cheap dinner try the restaurant on the top floor of Mark and Spencer on Grafton Street. 12.50 for two courses and a glass of wine. They even have a balcony overlooking Grafton Street. Don't knock it until you've tried it.
Good find. I also found www.restaurantsdublin.ie very handy and easy to use. There's not many sites in my favourites but this has been added!
Hi people. I'm new in this site and my english isn't well... but I'm trying 😊 I'm planning to go to Ireland next winter and I have some doubt. How is Dublin on January the 1st? What can we do? we're a group of 3. I'm going to spend 5 days in dublin, 4 in belfast and 4 in Galway... what are the things we can't miss?
Thanks for all...
Hey, weather in Ireland is generally mild, that said last winter was pretty cold for here...a couple of weeks of hard frosts, light snow etc...the country virtually shut down as it is not really set up for those sorta conditions.
How are you planning to travel around...your itinery sounds fine, Galway is very small so unless you have a car I would say 4 days is probably too much. If you have a car there are loads of places close by to explore...Connemara, all of County Clare is fabulous.
Check out these guides for Dublin & Belfast;
Dublin on NYE can be pretty crazy...try to plan where you are going to stay/eat and go out well in advance. Taxis can be a bit of a nightmare if you need to travel out so stay city centre if possible. Lots of locals head to Christchurch to hear the bells ring in the New Year which is nice if the weather obliges.
I won't comment on the unmissable in Galway or Belfast as I don't know them well enough but in Dublin there are many many things to do...all the usual The Guinness Storehouse, Trinity College and the book of Kells, etc etc any guide book will tell these. I personally like the tour of Glasnevin Cemetry (gives good insight into Irish history).
Hope you have a great trip
Thanks Edam for your advice. I booked a place in Abigails Hostel - 7 - 9 Aston Quay in Dublin. They said it's near the most popular pubs.
We're going to rent a car in Galway and Belfast, we saw there're nice places near the coast. I'll check the web site you recomended...
I'll see you later.