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Dublin & Galway on a student budget

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Dublin & Galway on a student budget

Traveling w/ our 2 young adults on a parent funded trip. As long as they stay with us, we will cover costs. If they want to wander off on their own, they will be on a student budget with a little parental help.

Any suggestions for a daily budget for Dublin & Galway not including tours? The hotel in Dublin has a full Irish breakfast so I'm thinking an afternoon snack, cheap dinner and a little nightly entertainment. For Galway, they'll need a good breakfast or lunch as well.

The idea is a student level budget. If they want to eat/drink well or at least more expensively, they can stick with the parents.

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1. Re: Dublin & Galway on a student budget

Also suggestions for cheap eats/drinks in city centre areas of both Dublin & Galway would be appreciated.

Edited: 20 April 2012, 11:17
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2. Re: Dublin & Galway on a student budget

How old are they?

Downtown Dublin has a McDonald's (on Grafton St.) & a Burger King on north O'Connell St.

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3. Re: Dublin & Galway on a student budget

Ages are 19 & 21. Didn't mean to indicate quite that cheap. The point of going to Dublin is to experience what Dublin has to offer. Otherwise we'd just stay home and really save some $ ;).

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4. Re: Dublin & Galway on a student budget

You could also have a look at Menupages for Early Bird etc:

http://www.menupages.ie/Dublin.aspx

http://www.menupages.ie/Galway.aspx

And, under Places to Eat here:

http://www.ireland-guide.com/

These might be helpful:

http://www.grabone.ie/galway

http://www.grabone.ie/dublin

Edited: 20 April 2012, 15:44
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5. Re: Dublin & Galway on a student budget

Food is expensive in Ireland esp evening meals in Dublin,. but the early bird specials can help. We made reservations on line and were successful in getting early reservations~5pm for "specials"; which then left enough time to find an interesting pub with trad music. Most venues have extensive breakfast menus; use local convenience stores for snack type lunch- find a bench and watch the people parade. So check out the menus(thanks to Uasal); go to the specific restaurant's web site for dinner reservations. If you do HoHo tour(which I recommend for Dublin) have lunch at cafe within Jameson's venue..good prices and nice menu.

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