Itinery for 2 weeks in Ireland

May 7th, 2010, 08:01 AM
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Limerick is a pretty big city. If you want a place that's smaller, I would actually suggest Bunratty. It's smaller, got a great castle in case you feel like exploring the next morning, as well as a nice folk park. It's very close to Shannon (which isn't much more than the airport).
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May 10th, 2010, 09:42 AM
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Is GPS a must in Such a driving holiday?
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May 10th, 2010, 11:48 AM
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I survived fine without one (just get a good map), though it could be helpful. I don't have one at home, though. If you use one frequently and are used to it, you may want to consider it.
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May 11th, 2010, 04:59 AM
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It's helpful, but not necessary. I navigated fine without one on my first 3 trips to the Emerald Isle, but plan to have one on my next trip. I had fun with it in Scotland - was great to get lost on purpose, always knowing you could get home if you had to.
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May 12th, 2010, 07:24 PM
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Can you suggest a self catering accomodation in Killarney for a week in October?
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May 16th, 2010, 05:42 AM
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How long does it take from Galway city to Shannon Airport.I have a flight to catch at mid day on a Monday as there are no motorways I guess.
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May 17th, 2010, 06:01 AM
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I'm afraid I cannot, but there are several threads to search for such things. The place I rented is no longer open, and it was on the County Cork border, about a half hour from Killarney.

Use www.viamichelin.com to get the mileage and then use 35mph as an average, and you will get a decent idea of the time to drive. Leaving on a Monday morning from Galway might be a bit trafficky. I would personally rather be much closer for a Monday flight, like Ennis or Bunratty.
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May 18th, 2010, 06:53 AM
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The drive from Galway to Shannon is fairly direct and is a very good road. Normally it takes about 1 1/2 hours to drive it but it depends where in Galway you are coming from. Depending upon where you are in Galway city it could add another 1/2 hour to the trip.

Myself I usually stay the last night in Ennis, only about 20 -30 minutes to the airport. Consider "The Old Ground hotel" a great place in the middle of Ennis.
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May 19th, 2010, 06:46 AM
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My flight being at 12 noon I have booked at Bunratty Lodge the night before to avoid last minute rush and panic.Is returning a rental car at Shannon airport fairly straightforward and quick?
Can you suggest a rental company which provide to best service and price?
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May 19th, 2010, 06:57 AM
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I rented with Irish Car Rentals in 2007 - best price of anyone, at least at the time, and returning it at Shannon was very easy. No problems with the service in my experience.
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May 20th, 2010, 07:56 AM
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Yes, Shannon return will be quick and easy. it's not a very large airport
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