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Countryside/Fishing Village accessible by train from Dublin

May 30th, 2011, 11:07 PM
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Countryside/Fishing Village accessible by train from Dublin

Hello! My 2 girlfriends and I (early 20's) will be in Ireland in late August. We're flying in & out of Dublin. We'd love to spend 2 days outside of Dublin in a fishing village, near a castle, or in the countryside where we can enjoy the natural scenery & bike around or hike. We're budget travelers and need somewhere accessible by train as we will not be renting a car. Any suggestions? Send them our way!
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May 30th, 2011, 11:25 PM
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Lovely little town north of Dublin is Skerries...

http://www.skerrieshomepage.com/

Accessible by train from Dublin
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May 31st, 2011, 09:18 AM
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Just north of Dublin, Malahide fits the bill on all counts. You can also hop the train from there and visit Howth, which is a fishing village with great hiking trails up on the hill.

We stayed at Evergreen in Malahide, a lovely B&B just outside of the town and an easy walk to the castle.
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Jun 28th, 2011, 05:34 PM
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Thanks for both the replies! Both places look amazing!
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Sep 4th, 2011, 02:28 AM
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Stayed in Skerries & had an AMAZING time. the owners of the White Cottages made for the most enjoyable part of my Ireland trip. Can't wait to return to Ireland to see the West!

Here's a full review from my stay:
http://ciaodownbella.blogspot.com/20...n-ireland.html
http://ciaodownbella.blogspot.com/20...n-emerald.html
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Sep 7th, 2011, 05:19 PM
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Thanks for posting back! Loved your photos!
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