ireland in february for a month. alone.
I am going to Ireland alone. My first trip solo and have no idea how to narrow down all the things I want to see.
Does anyone have any tips for me? please??
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Hello Alexandria 😊
I would just travel around the coast. That is the most beautiful part. One year, I cycled around half the coast hopping from hostel to hostel. It took 3 weeks to cycle half way around, so with a month will see plently.
Alternatively, you could just hit a selection of places like Dublin, Galway, Kerry, Donegal, Belfast and see what is in and around them. With a month, I would choose 4 places to hit.
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Is the 'ideas for a girls trip' a different question? If so, I recommend Thailand. It is a peaceful place for women travellers. It is the only country in the world where I have never experienced sexual harassment. Also, it is very inexpensive. Reply to this
For Ireland you are sure to have fun! I was there a month and did the coast, hitching all the way. I felt safe the whole time and even stayed with the people who were picking me up some times. But as for a girl I am not to sure how safe it is of course... But the people are very very nice all over the place.. Get out of Dublin and the country is amazing! My favourite is the Giant's Causeway Rd up north... Not just the strange looking rocks there but the whole road they are on..
south and west are also good for scenery and your going to feel home where ever you are. The middle is not to exciting as Mel said.. Also with Mel's cities she has said Derry or LondonDerry depending who you talking to is quite interesting about the history. Reply to this
But as for a girl I am not to sure how safe it is of course...
Yeah, dont do it alone. I used to hitch hike a lot in Ireland. I did it alone too, and there are a few too many weirdos. If you do it with another girl or guy you meet at hostels etc it will be safe. Reply to this
Paddywagon Tours have awesome tours -
I have done quite a few tours as well as independent travel; this was one of the most fun tours I have done - very casual, a lot of fun, great people! Reply to this
Yeah, Paddywagon tours have a good reputation. As far as I have heard, they are tailored to the tastes of backpackers. I never tried them though. Reply to this
Definitely stick to the costal areas. The midlands has very few 'nice' places to visit and most places are just functional towns.
I would put Newgrange, Hill of Tara, Dublin, Cliffs of Moher, Cork, Kerry, Galway, Donegal, and the Causeway Costal Route from Belfast to Derry as musts.
County Antrim (where Belfast is) is my favorite county in the country. Very picturesque.
ps Do bring a rain coat!! Reply to this