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Ireland in January feedback please :)

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Ireland in January feedback please :)

We are possibly planning a trip to Ireland this coming January

. Just had a few questions:

Hows the driving weather there, eg snow or is black ice a issue? we are from sunny Florida so were not used to driving on ice/snow.

Is it still pretty that time of year being its winter & not summer?

We would probably be staying by Dublin, is it possible to do a day trip as far as the Cliffs of Moher in 1 day?

Any other info regarding Ireland in January would be GREATLY appreciated.

Thanks!! :)

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1. Re: Ireland in January feedback please :)

The weather may be difficult with frost or snow or wind or rain.

It is the middle of winter and it will be dark at between 4.30 to 5pm in the evening.

Ireland is pretty iduring all of the four seasons but not as green as in the summer with threes and plants not

Dublin to Cliffs of Moher is not a feasible Day trip. One is on the East coast and the other the West. How long are you staying for?

Edited: 09 December 2011, 19:00
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2. Re: Ireland in January feedback please :)

Sorry, with all the 'trees' and plants not in bloom

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3. Re: Ireland in January feedback please :)

Have a look at the responses to a recent similar query, regarding a potential visit to Ireland in January:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g186591-i88-k49801…

Regarding Cliffs of Moher in a day from Dublin. Possible? Yes. Advisable? Maybe, yes; maybe, no.

Weather at the time will determine this option. On the plus side, it would give you the opportunity to see a swathe of Irish countryside, although not necessarily at its very best.

Here's an example of an organized Day Trip from Dublin to Cliffs of Moher.

http://www.cliffsofmohertours.ie/

P.S. Double check that it runs in January....

Edited: 09 December 2011, 19:01
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4. Re: Ireland in January feedback please :)

That's a lot of sitting on a bus...

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5. Re: Ireland in January feedback please :)

I would worry about taking a bus tour to the Cliffs and arriving to find them covered in fog or clouds. Could happen anytime of year I guess but more likely in January?

I know these tours are offered, but I always thought it was more effort than it was worth to come all the way from Dublin.

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6. Re: Ireland in January feedback please :)

January will probably be cold and wet, if you got a really nice bright day the CoM would be nice and a coach trip would save you driving, but even the day before it is not possible to guess the weather and Dublin may be totally different to Clare. On a cloudy damp day you would not see enough to bother going.

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7. Re: Ireland in January feedback please :)

My first ever holiday to Ireland was in a January, and we had snow, ice, fog, heavy rain, winds and because we had the snow before the rain we had flooding, in fact, some of the roads where washed away and that was a bit hairy! I did have a lovely time, but I wouldn't go back myself in a January, I would prefer to go later in the year. Also the short daylight hours we have that time of year. Cliffs of Moher are stunning and if you are lucky enough to get a day of sun (you never know) will be worth a visit.

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Our plan of now would be to stay 6 nights outside of Dublin in powerscourt.

Do you know if there's anything in the town of powerscourt to do/see as that's where the hotel is.

Also is black ice on roads a big concern?

Thanks

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9. Re: Ireland in January feedback please :)

If I were you I would change my hotel. Enniskerry is in the sticks.

Nice hotel though.

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10. Re: Ireland in January feedback please :)

Is that where the ritz hotel is? I'm not familiar with the area.

Is it pretty much in the middle of no where?

Thanks