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Need Advice!!

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Need Advice!!

We are two young women (27 & 30) who decided we want to go to Ireland next year for two weeks...but we have no idea where to start with our planning!

We need some advice on where to go...I'm guessing we would fly into Dublin and go from there. We've both only traveled around North & South America before.

We would like to stay in inexpensive b&b's or hostels, we want to see the rolling green hills of Ireland, we also want to be cliche and visit a ton of Irish pubs!

We are unsure if we will rent a car, or travel via public transportation....we basically just need help on where to go!!

Please & thank you!

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There's lots of ideas on the Top Questions about Ireland panel (right side of Forum page). However some basics:

1. Dublin is an easy access point in terms of flights etc and a good starting point. Maybe consider 2-3 days in Dublin at the outset. You could look at departing from Shannon or maybe returning to Dublin at the end of the trip.

2. Many of the tourist "must sees" including Killarney, Dingle, Ring of Kerry, Cliffs of Moher, Connemara etc are on the west coast. The more touristy locations tend to be towards the southern end of the west coast, with relatively less touristy areas as you travel northwards.

3. You can get to some of these locations by public transport and / or tours but you really need a car to get around outside of the major towns on the west coast.

4. You won't need a car in Dublin, so hold off hiring until you are leaving town.

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Hope these help with planning:



Here are a couple of popular routes, which will give you some idea of what you can see and enjoy in 2 weeks:




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Hello. Go to www.discoverireland.ie and www.heritageireland.ie for great ideas in planning your vacation. Renting a car will give you the freedom of going where you want, so rent. Hope this helps, and enjoy.

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