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College Student Planning a trip to Ireland

Oct 9th, 2002, 10:45 AM
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Ashley
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College Student Planning a trip to Ireland

Hi everyone. I need your help!! I'm doing a project for my Hospitality class at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida and I need you all to help me plan my trip to Ireland. I have to take 5-10 college students. I need info on the best citys to travel to, nightlife, pubs, food, hotels, etc. When is the best month(weather wise) to go? Thanks! Ashley
 
Oct 9th, 2002, 10:51 AM
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Go to the West and the South! Shannon, County Clare, Blarney, Cork, Waterford, New Ross, Ring of Kerry, just to list a few. Lots of historical places. Go April or May right before high season. You can get the best prices during the "shoulder" season.
 
Oct 9th, 2002, 12:03 PM
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Ashley:

Really, that's a class? Man, they didn't have stuff like that when I was in school.

So what are the requirements of the class? Do you have to write a treatise on how to plan a trip? Do you have to quote sources? A bibliography? I hope you use more sources than the travel board at Fodors.

Get some books. Michelin green guide, Best little guide to Ireland, Ireland Guide, put out by Bord Failte to name just a few. See if the group has interests in things other than nightlife, pub, food and hotels (which can all be about the same).

That said, you'll have a lot of suggestions for the SW. It is the most popular area, if for no other reason, it has the infrastructure to support larger quantities of tourism. Oh, but there are soooo many other places to go.

Get a bunch of books and start your research. After all, it is a college class and it would be cool if you didn't get all of your info from a message board. If I were the professor, I would want to see more.

Bill
 
Oct 9th, 2002, 01:00 PM
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Dont worry I'm going to get a lot more info from just this. I dont have to write a paper I have to give a presentation about Ireland and where I'm taking my 5-10 students to. How much the airfare is going to be, how much food is per meal, etc. Its a big project! Thanks for your reply!
 
Oct 9th, 2002, 01:06 PM
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If I was taking 5-10 students on a fictional trip to Ireland, I would take them to Dublin. Great combination of historic sites and nightlife, plus lots of other young people hanging around.

Dublin is more expensive than the rest of Ireland in terms of accommodation. Food really depends. You can eat very cheaply or very inexpensively. But in terms of estimating, I would get some guide books and use their estimates.

Airfare from Florida--say around $500 in the off-season, maybe $700-$800 in the peak summer months.
 
Oct 9th, 2002, 01:42 PM
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Oh Ann, you and Dublin. I must say, if I were in college, Dublin would be a BLAST.

Hey Ashley! Don't make it fictional. Make the trip!

Bill
 
Oct 9th, 2002, 07:53 PM
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Well, if you go through one of the self-drive tour groups....it's about $1100 per two people in the off season. That will include airfare, taxes, B&Bs for 6 nights, breakfast and car rentals. My college does 3 weeks in either Europe, Hold Land or Australia each year. So it can be done. =) We've been told to estimate $15 per person for dinner (although I know I won't eat that much). You can buy multi-passes to different tourist site to save money, that could be roughly $200 if you saw EVERYTHING. Galway is a great city too. One of the fastest growing in Ireland, and only 2nd to Dublin. Beef and Guiness stew anywhere!!! Yummy, not to mention hard cider. /drool Twenty five days till I get some again. =)
 
Oct 21st, 2002, 02:11 PM
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Waterford

Tradition Irish Pub - T&H Doolans. Traditional Music seven nights a week. Lots of young and old in there.

Merlins Nightclub is part of Muldoons Entertainment Complex. Other parts of the entertainment complex include Muldoons (late bar), Peigs late bar (traditional irish pub atmosphere) and Merlins opens 7 nights a week and is very popular amongst young people.

Other NightClubs
Rubys Nightclub
The Roxy

Pubs
Flashes Bar
The Gingerman
Egans
Muldoons
Shefflins
Geoffs
The Kazbar

(I think you could do a search of all these pubs and find info)

Food:
[Usually after falling out of a club you'd find yourself eating from Istanbul, The american pie company, KFC ;o)) ]
I dont really know what you want to know about Food. Type of food or places to eat out here?

Hotels
The Tower Hotel
Jurys
The Bridge Hotel


I'd say the best month weatherwise is August

Im not sure what you want to know but if you want to mail me my email address is [email protected]

Also i can only give info about places in the South East such as Waterford, Kilkenny, Tipperary. Don't socialise regularly in other places
 

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