Ireland- Private Tour Advice

Sep 19th, 2011, 06:30 AM
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Ireland- Private Tour Advice


My wife and I are going to be in Dublin for five nights, along with a few others. This is our first trip to Ireland. Unfortunately, we need to stay in Dublin every night (my wife is running a fundraiser marathon and has events there most days), but we would like to explore areas of the country outside of Dublin during the day. Can anyone recommend any decent private tours? We'd love to see some of the countryside, some old castles and, if possible, make it out to the Cliffs of Mohr.

Thanks in advance for your feedback.
Kyle_and_Jenn is offline  
Sep 19th, 2011, 07:17 AM
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This may be not your thing but you could catch the dart to Howth which is a lovely little port, brunch at the King Citric perhaps
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Sep 19th, 2011, 09:57 AM
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The Cliffs are on the far west coast of Ireland. Dublin is on the far east coast. They are not really doable as a day trip. But if you must, tour companies like will take your money and put you on the coach.

You are basically on a bus for 12+ hours - 90 mins at the cliffs, a lunch break in Doolin, and Corcomroe Abbey are the only real stops. Other firms offer similar.
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Sep 19th, 2011, 10:04 AM
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If you'd prefer a private driver/guide - maybe contact Kieran @
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Sep 19th, 2011, 11:14 AM
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We did the cliffs in a day, we rented a car and made it in 3 hours to the clifs spent a couple hours there and drove 3 hours back although we stopped several times so it took a while longer. Id say if you started early around 6-7 that would be even better
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Sep 19th, 2011, 01:17 PM
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Taylor: Dublin to the Cliffs is approx 170 miles. That is not a 3 hour drive. Sure - Dublin to junction 19 before Galway is on M's. But one won't average 60 mph on this drive.
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