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Travel to Ireland, student holiday

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Travel to Ireland, student holiday

Hello I'm a 23 years old student, and due to some 'logistic' issues i might be forced to travel alone for the first time.

I would to take a short trip during my holiday from college.

I was doing some research and Ireland is looking very promissing.

solo trip between September & Octotber, for duration of 7-10 days.

I'm looking for a place that has:

1. Some sightseeing to do

2.Night life

3.Friendly locals

4.Good food

5.Interesting activities

6. Possibly road trip in the country side

As far as i know Ireland should be safe and the hotels and accommodations should be clean.

I also have Great Britain and Scotland in mind but I'm leaning towards Ireland.

I would like to get some advice about Ireland and your opinions if it would suit my needs.

Thanks in advance.

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1. Re: Travel to Ireland, student holiday

September and early October are nice months to visit here for lots of reasons.

Dublin city might suit you, it does tick all of the items that you listed above and it has great local transport links not to mention bus and train links to all other parts of the country.

For a visitor here without a car, it is best to choose a good central location that has good transport links particularly if you wan to road trip.

Scroll through this list it will give you an idea what is available for you to do

tripadvisor.ie/Attractions-g186605-Activitie…

Edited: 05 August 2013, 09:10
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2. Re: Travel to Ireland, student holiday

I was thinking about renting a car for a few days, my general plan right now is visit Dublin, jump to Belfast for a day of two and of course visit the countryside.

From your experience & knowledge, in Ireland or even expanding this into England & Scotland,

for a solo traveler will it be relatively easy to connect with the locals in pubs,bars etc...

It is very important to me ... even due i'm going solo i still would like some company :)

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3. Re: Travel to Ireland, student holiday

A few randon thought s -

I think that at 23 you may have problems hiring a car.

September/October are my favourite months, but can be wet (as can the other 10)

You will have no problems talking to the locals!! Everyone is very friendly, much more so than in England, when I come back from Ireland it takes me a few days to re-adjust and I wave to everyone I meet, they think I'm nuts, but its usual in rural Ireland.

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4. Re: Travel to Ireland, student holiday

Rain doesn't scare me.....

I have checked about a car & i can rent one but it would be a bit pricey.

Very glad to hear that the locals are soo friendly.

Edited: 05 August 2013, 20:26
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5. Re: Travel to Ireland, student holiday

Lots of your age group head for Galway.

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6. Re: Travel to Ireland, student holiday

Anything special about Galway ?

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7. Re: Travel to Ireland, student holiday

October is term time. Both of my children went there and lived to tell the tale.

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8. Re: Travel to Ireland, student holiday

@lordkimmage could you explain please?

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9. Re: Travel to Ireland, student holiday

David, Galway is a very popular city among students. It has a lovely university and has a very vibrant nightlife. Its a very safe city with spectacular scenery in the surrounding area.

If the driving issue is proving to complex, take a look at Paddywagon Tours http://www.paddywagontours.com/ These are aimed at people with a youthful view on life and who have a fair bit of stamina.

If you are going to Belfast, try to stay in the University Quarter aka Queens Quarter discovernorthernireland.com/Queens-Quarter-B… Its a lovely safe area with some very interesting architecture and some great pubs. Take a look a the names of some of the streets as well: for example in one area you have Cairo Street, Damascus Street, Jerusalem Street, Palestine Street and Carmel Street all next to each other. You also have Chlorine Gardens and Rugby Street.

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10. Re: Travel to Ireland, student holiday

@Bean A, wow thank you so much for the great advise.

I think i pretty much set of Ireland now... and maybe a small job to London too.

Thank you all for the great advise.

All that's left is to ask my boss for some time off...