ireland fishing in may

Dec 28th, 2006, 02:31 PM
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ireland fishing in may

I want to be in Ireland for a week in May. My husband would like to fly fish. I would like to do least for a few days.
Can anyone offer advice on an itinery that would please both of us?

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Dec 28th, 2006, 02:37 PM
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Spend the week at Ashford Castle. Your husband can fish to his heart's content and you can live like a queen.
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Dec 28th, 2006, 02:43 PM
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can you think of something a little less expesive?
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Dec 28th, 2006, 02:48 PM
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I have seen people 'wade fishing' for trout in the Fergus river from a bridge in Ennis (County Clare). The Moy River in Mayo boasts more salmon caught using conventional fishing tackle than anywhere else in the world. People do it in Balliná but you probably need a ghillie (guide) and a few miles further south - Foxford, for example. Sorry, I don't have a fishing season calendar.

gertieinsc writes: "can you think of something a little less expesive?"

When you buy a permit and hire a ghillie, salmon fishing can be very expensive; but I have seen wall to wall fishermen on the way into Balliná from Croket's on the Quay
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Dec 28th, 2006, 02:55 PM
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Well, where are you flying into and out of? Will you have a car? Do you want to be near a city or town? What is your budget per night for accommodation? How long will your trip be?
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Dec 28th, 2006, 03:51 PM
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probably flying into Shannon. We are planning on staying 8 - 10 days. I would like to pay no more than 200 euros per night for lodging. We would want to hire a guide since they usually have access to more private waters.
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Dec 28th, 2006, 08:44 PM
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Do a google search. You will come up with a lot more. Once you narrow down your focus to an area your husband likes we can recommend places to stay.

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Jan 8th, 2007, 01:48 PM
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I would suggest Delphi Lodge which is perhaps an hour from Galway:

We stayed there for 4 days in 2005 and it was wonderful and I can't wait to go back. Secluded, quiet, great atmosphere, and I would suggest to get a room that overlooks the like and to dine there as well because the food was incredible. All the guests meet in the parlor for drinks and small bites. A great chance to mingle with other guests and the owner. Then we would move into the dining room where you are served a 4 course meal. Truly a wonderful experience and if your lucky, a gentlemen by the name of Frank who frequents the establishment regularly will entertain you afterwards at the piano.

They do offer fly-fishing which I wish we had done, but my husband was terribly ill the first 2 days we were there. Cozy library room with tons of books to read by the fire and you can ask for lunch ahead of time. They also have an honor bar in the parlor so you can enjoy a glass of wine while you read a book or even play games. If there's a day your husband would like not to fish then I would suggest to travel about 45 minutes to Westport which is such a cute town. Located here you'll find Matt Malloys Pub, great shopping too. Enjoy!
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Check Ballynahinch Castle.
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Jan 12th, 2007, 01:10 PM
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thank you so much for the responses
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My experince of fishing is very limited but I enjoyed spending several hours one day fishing for mackeral on a rock at the cliffs on Valentia island. It was very difficult not to catch a few fish every time you had a go.There was about a dozen people there about 30 feet above the sea.One was a German who told me he had driven all the way from Berlin to do some fishing there.
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If u want him to fish and u to relax then look into Glengarriff in west cork approx 2hrs from shannon in a beautiful location. Plenty of Fishing both land and Sea.
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Mar 4th, 2007, 06:45 AM
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thanks to everyone for their suggestions
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I absolutely would spend time at the delphi lodge - it's peaceful and scenic - kylemore abbey is close by as is westport - and there is plenty of fishing to be done.
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