Christmas week in Ireland

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Nov 30th, 2017, 01:32 AM
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Christmas week in Ireland

We are in Ireland from the 23rd-30 flying in and out of Dublin. We have friends in Dublin which have told us to basically stay put until 26th. That leaves 4 days to get out. We are not planning on getting a car due to iffy road conditions and us right siders from Florida have ZERO experience. That means tours, trains, or buses. Looking for suggestions to get the most out of those 4 days. We are open and flexible.
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Nov 30th, 2017, 02:00 AM
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You could spend all of your four days in Dublin, there's loads to see and do. Museums, galleries, restaurants, historic sites, Dublin has it all. If the weather is good you could take the train to Howth for the sea views.
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Nov 30th, 2017, 08:00 AM
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What about spending the other days in Belfast? I keep reading not to plan any tours in advance due to weather. Wondering if Belfast would make a good second hub?
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Nov 30th, 2017, 09:39 AM
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cork is really nice, but my favourite is galway,100% recommended.
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Nov 30th, 2017, 01:09 PM
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bussa17 I keep reading that. Is it a good place even if the weather isn’t great?
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Nov 30th, 2017, 01:10 PM
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@bussa17 I keep reading that. Is it a good place even if the weather is poor?
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Dec 14th, 2017, 01:18 PM
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Definitely a train to Galway or Westport would be worth checking out, two brilliant towns and gateways to the Wild Atlantic way. See Irish Rail's website.
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Dec 15th, 2017, 02:08 PM
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Train to Westport, Cork, Galway or Belfast. I had a tour guide, McCombs in Belfast tell us they are busy during Christmas. I agree that four days in Dublin is fine. There is a lot to see and do there. Dart train goes north or south for seaside villages. Christmas brings out some great buskers on Grafton St. Dublin has some great day tours. Wild Rover is good.
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