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June 12 trip by bobesi

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(6/28/02 1:47 pm)

June 12 trip

We had a grand time, and stayed mostly at B&B's recommended by the book. They were all good choices.
We arrived at the end (I think) of the rainy season. Most rain they have had in years. Only one day was it a problem and that was at newgrange/knowth. We only made visit to Knowth because of weather.

We were given a NEW rental car (4 miles on it) and with a laugh, they said bring it back in one piece. It returned with both mirrors and all 4 hubcaps. Heard some tales of american and irish drivers sharing the road but no problems for us.

Being there for the Irish world Cup matches was also a treat. The pubs were fun during the matches.

Shannon airport was nicer place to wait on our return flight than Dublin. Not near as crowded.

Drove thru Conner Pass, Gap of Dunlow(sp),ring of Dingle and clift drive from Clifton (Connmare). I had to remind my wife to open her eyes and look over the edge, for some reason, most all drop offs were on her side.

Thanks for the web site and the book, they were a great help for a fun 2 weeks.

The prices were higher than we expected for food. Dinner is a main meal in Ireland and they really want you to eat 2/3/4 courses at $18/$25 per person. More than we wanted or needed.

We also were able to check in to the Altantic Sunset House in Doolin after our morning arrival about 1:00. We got a nap before our first evening in the O'Conner Pub in Doolin which helped time change and jet lag problems.

Michele Erdvig
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(6/29/02 12:42 am)

Welcome Back

Hi Bob,

Many thanks for taking the time to stop by and tell us about your trip. It is of great help to those just planning. I'm glad to hear that my book helped out and you enjoyed the B&Bs you stayed at. Which was your favorite?

I just had a note from a friend in Ireland saying that this summer is the worst in over a hundred years! May was unusually cool and wet. Well you will just have to plan another trip.

The prices for food went up dramatically this year (I think because they switched to the euro). And you're right about the large amounts. I often eat a nice lunch and then have soup and sandwich at a pub for dinner or just order the appetizer. This saves the budget and waistline!

If you have any other hints or advice that you learned on your trip, we would enjoy hearing about it.


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(7/1/02 12:32 pm)

june 12

Actually, cool was not a problem. 50+ degree nights and 62/72 degree days. Wind was something to deal with that we are not use to on a daily basis. Leaving 85/90 degree tennessee made packing a challege because most cold weather gear was stowed for the summer.

Driving is a challege, met some ladies at B&B who had already lost a side mirror. Irish drivers want their half out of the middle.

Headley Court, because we were leaving at 6:30am, fixed us some fruit and bread and left it by the door since we left before breakfast. nice touch.

Marless House in Salthill was very warm and friendly, she seemed to be having a good time.

Launard House in Kilkenny was helpful, suggested laundry place, driving and parking hints, etc.

Brookfield House in Kilarney was a good base to explore the area. Town was too tourist but National park, Gap, ring of Kerry, were easy to get to.




"Ireland Expert"  Michele Erdvig

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