Ireland- east/suggestions?

Mar 24th, 2006, 06:39 PM
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Ireland- east/suggestions?

We will be spending 2 weeks in Ireland in July. We've been before but always concentrated our trip in the west-Connemara, Ennis, Cliffs& other County Clare areas. This time we will be in the east of the country along with a visit north to Giant's Causeway. I just don't know this area well enough to even find an area to base our stay. We want to rent a self catering for a week at least. We love the coast and countryside, any recommendations for this side of the country? Just a day or 2 in Dublin. Also weill be playing some golf. Thanks
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Mar 24th, 2006, 06:55 PM
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Check this out:

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34763324

It should get you started.

Bob
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Mar 25th, 2006, 07:35 AM
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Hi Steph,

I live in N Ireland and love the East Coast (nicer that the west coast IMHO!!)

Songdoc's report (above link)is excellent, do read it.

The Royal Portrush is one of the best courses in Ireland and close to the Giant's Causeway. www.royalportrushgolfclub.com

Portstewart is also good www.portstewartgc.co.uk

However, the best is on the way from Dublin to Giant's Causeway at Newcastle
Royal County Down www.royalcountydown.org.

Other good courses are Malone and Belvoir in Belfast.
www.belvoirparkgolfclub.com
www.malonegolfclub.co.uk

Royal Belfast at Culta is the oldest in Ireland and has a beautiful club house but it is very stuffy and snobby, strict dress code and probably not very welcoming to visitors. Worth a look all the same.
www.royalbelfast.com

Top 10 in NI

www.irishgolf.com/north.html

Do let me know if I can be of any further help.

Helen
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Mar 30th, 2006, 06:32 PM
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I have some ideas for Northern Ireland, where to stay in the Republic on the east? We will rent a self catering for a week, any town suggestions?
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Mar 31st, 2006, 06:34 AM
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Hi Steph

Wexford is a nice little county to stay on the East coast of Ireland, and the weather in Wexford is usually good in the Summer, there are lovely little sea-side places to stay.

Hope the following might be of help to you.

http://www.bookcottages.com/wexford-3.htm

I have to agree with Cambe's choice of golf courses you wont find better than Royal Portrush.

if i can help in any give me a holler.

Lucie
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Apr 2nd, 2006, 05:55 AM
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Hi Steph,

I love Co Wicklow

There is so much to see and do

Greystones is my favorite and from there you can viist Enniskerry, Glendalough, Avoka, Powerscourt, Dalkey, Killiney.

http://www.visitwicklow.ie/

Helen
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