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Honeymoon in Ireland

A June 2000 trip to Dublin by Wed Planner

The Cliffs of Mohr Photo, Dublin, Ireland More Photos
Quote: A dream trip of the Emerald Isle. We started in Duiblin and looped the southern coast. Green hills, local pubs, and Irish hospitality were the perfect start to our marriage!

Honeymoon in Ireland

Overview

The Cliffs of Mohr Photo, Dublin, Ireland
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The absolute best thing to do anywhere in Ireland is meander into any neighborhood pub and spend time talking with the locals. Many of the sights we found would have been missed if "Patrick, Maureen, and Paddy" had not informed us of them over a Guinness.

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Best Way To Get Around:

In the cities, your feet are the best transportation, letting you meander down alleys and streets to find the real Ireland. When venturing out of the city, renting a car is the best option (although the insurance can be pricey). You have not experienced Connor Pass until you have to pull your car pratically up onto the rock ledge to let an oncoming truck by!

Butlers Townhouse Hotel

Hotel | "Butler's Townhouse"

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The room was very cozy, beautifully decorated in a very Victorian theme. It was rather large with a queen bed and sitting area, as well as a private bath. The townhouse does have parking. We found it easiest to leave our car in their lot and walk downtown. It was a short walk and most of the time we did not even bother with a cab.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 25, 2003

Butlers Townhouse Hotel
44 LANSDOWNE ROAD
Dublin, Ireland
353-1-6674022

Bantry House

Hotel

Bantry House Photo, Dublin, Ireland
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It's like staying in a museum, well, actually, you are! The house is open for tours during the day and serves as a bed and breakfast at night. The view alone is worth a stay. The rooms at the front of the house overlook magnificent Bantry Bay. Rooms in the back of the house overlook the "Staircase to the Sky" and the fabulous Italian Garden. Rooms are tastefully decorated and very roomy with private baths and phones in each room. A main TV room serves as the nightly gathering place for all the guests to meet and mingle. A house bar is also available in this room.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 25, 2003

Bantry House
Bantry Bay
Dublin, Ireland
027-50047

Cregg Castle

Hotel

Cregg Castle Photo, Dublin, Ireland
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Dating from 1600's, Cregg Castle is located in the countryside about 15 minutes drive north from Galway City. I would describe it more as a grand, fortified manor house. Cregg boasts a huge living and dining room, with grand open fireplaces and soaring ceilings. Breakfast is taken at the long dining table, although there are smaller tables for families or couples. The rooms are generally huge, some with four - poster beds. At night, the guests as well as the hosts, gather around the fire for wine, music, and good conversation.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 25, 2003

Cregg Castle
Corandulla
Dublin, Ireland
353 91-791434

Great Southern Photo, Dublin, Ireland
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The rooms were very lavish with private baths. There is a rooftop pool. The hotel is so conveniently located, it would be hard to stay anywhere else! There is parking at the hotel. The hustle and bustle of Erie Square is just steps away.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 25, 2003

Great Southern
Erie Square
Dublin, Ireland
091-564041

Guinness Storehouse

Attraction | "The Guinness Brewery Tour"

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How can you go to Dublin without seeing where the famous brew is made? It's a very enjoyable, yet educational tour. You see the whole process and are then invited to sample some brew. My favorite part was the room showing all the Guinness merchandising posters from over the years. And don't forget the hops store, bring a little home with you!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 25, 2003

Guinness Storehouse
St James's Gate Dublin 8
Dublin
01 408 4800

Powerscourt Estate

Attraction | "Powerscourt Estate - Day Trip from Dublin"

Powerscourt Estate Photo, Dublin, Ireland
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At the foot of Great Sugarloaf Mountain, Powerscourt has some of the most beautiful gardens in all of Ireland. Surrounding Triton Lake, a walking trail leads you through the different areas including the Pepper Pot Tower, the Japanese Gardens, the pet cemetary, and the Walled Gardens. Don't miss the waterfall, which is a short drive away from the house. The Roiver Dargle casacades 425 feet to create Ireland's highest waterfall.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 25, 2003

Powerscourt Estate
Enniskerry
Dublin, Ireland