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Thread #104830 Message #2151617
Posted By: JennyO
18-Sep-07 - 12:05 AM
Thread Name: BS: oz catter in ireland next year
Subject: RE: BS: oz catter in ireland next year
Here are some of the parts of Ireland I have enjoyed, as a visitor from Oz.
Dublin - Temple Bar may be a tourist trap, but it is still interesting. Gogartys had good music. I enjoyed a Guinness in Lanigans Bar near the river Liffey - but in general, I just enjoyed the atmosphere.
For atmosphere, history and landscape, Wicklow Mountain is breathtaking, especially at the top. So rugged, and you can feel the history! Glendalough on the way up is lovely.
Spent a very enjoyable couple of days in Doolin - small but pretty and full of music. Some might say it's a bit commercial, but not all of it is. The pubs all had music every night - if you could get in. We stayed in a lovely B and B called Pairc Lodge - walking distance from the town. You can also get a ferry from there to the Aran Islands. I didn't actually go, but others in the group did and they were impressed.
I also agree with Mickey 191, that the Cliffs of Moher are not to be missed. On a clear day (which is was when we went), you can actually see the Aran Islands!