Several people have asked about some of our travel arrangements so I'll try and answer here:
(at the time of our trip add about one third for American dollars)
1. Jeff was our "travel agent" and booked this trip back in May. Booking so early and for four people traveling together we got some great rates.
2. We all took carry-ons and didn't check luggage with the exception of Ryan Air (required) and on the flight home. You really can pack for 12 days in one small suitcase!!!
3. Our hotel in Dublin (off season rates) was $70 euro a night and was centrally located so we walked most places. The B&B in Cork was also centrally located and was $70 euro. The B&B in Galway was a little further from town (had to take a cab) and was $50 euro. (Diana and I shared a room and split the costs).
4. We ate most of our meals in pubs. The only really expensive meal was on Christmas Day.
5. The Irish people are so friendly and helpful!!! If you just looked like you needed help, they stopped and gave you directions, etc.
|Dublin - famous for colorful doors.|
7. Seniors get discounts everywhere - so I finally admitted I was a "senior".
8. The bus is the way to go in Ireland if you are not renting a car!!! Really nice coaches and reasonably priced - and you can see the countryside.
9. Taxis - we took taxis more than we thought we would. Mainly because it was such a big time-saver and we had time constraints (we spent two days stuck in the airport in France). Divided four ways made it affordable.
|For Doug & LA - we have eaten at Ray's in NYC- this is the Dublin Location|