Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

10 Days in Ireland - Need local tips!

Jump to last reply

Hi, so excited to be planning a first trip to Ireland in September. My boyfriend has roots in Cork so we're sure to spend some time there (thinking maybe 4 or 5 days) and we really would like to see some of the beautiful countryside as well.

What I don't want to do is try to plan too much into a short stretch of time. I'd much rather come and visit again than feel like we spend the entire vacation rushing. That said we'll be flying in from NYC. Not sure which carrier, or if it should be to Dublin or straight to Cork or maybe Shannon? Suggestions appreciated here as well!

While there we can't wait to check out many pubs and hopefully a castle or two. We plan to rent a car, though we're also totally fine with public transportation if its a smarter way to go in the bigger cities.

Basically, we would love to see some of the less touristy stuff and maybe stay at a couple of wonderful, locally owned cottages where we'll get lots of opportunity to meet locals and feel the pulse of what it's really like there. Any suggestions would be very appreciated, thanks so much!

19 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement: Writers Needed for Morocco Guidebook
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 11, 14 at 05:51 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Driving from Italy to France
  2. 2 DH wants Paris but I need ACoast....itinerary help!
  3. 3 Wisdom needed for a itinerary in northern Italy, Bavaria and Prague
  4. 4 Ferry or Catamaran from Split-Hvar
  5. 5 5 Hour Layover in Amsterdam
  6. 6 7 Nights in Paris
  7. 7 Why don't the French want to work?
  8. 8 Trip Report avoiding stuffy and inflexible service at nice european resorts
  9. 9 Edinburgh - Mercat Tours -
  10. 10 Itinerary Feedback (Spain/Italy in April/May)
  11. 11 Can you see the Matterhorn at all from Bellinzona Switzerland?
  12. 12 Daily Bus Tours in Croatia, Slovenia and nearby countries
  13. 13 Train from Brussels to Amsterdam
  14. 14 Late night/early morning transport from Barcelona Airport to city center
  15. 15 Family trip - 11 days/10 nights in Italy
  16. 16 Little-kid friendly place an hour or so by train from Frankfurt airport
  17. 17 Italy, England, OR France in 2015: Tour Operators - Or go it alone?
  18. 18 Skip the Line: Small-Group Eiffel Tower Sunset Tour
  19. 19 Venice to Dolomites then Tuscany? Need itinerary advice
  20. 20 Rethymnon vs. Chania in early October?
  21. 21 Irish Inns and B&B Reservations
  22. 22 CRETE - Rethymnon area or Chania area ??
  23. 23 Matisse at Tate
  24. 24 2 weeks in Europe :-)
  25. 25 3 weeks in December in Europe, need help with itinerary
View next 25 » Back to the top