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Suggested tourist places to visit around Shannon-Cork

Old Mar 24th, 2000, 04:11 PM
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Suggested tourist places to visit around Shannon-Cork

I have four days in shannon(2) and Cork(2). Are there any recommendations on what to see, what to do, and b&b in the area to stay. How about places to eat? Thank you
 
Old Mar 24th, 2000, 04:57 PM
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Dear Jim: Actually Shannon and Cork are some distance--at least a day's drive-- apart. In between are such gems as Killarney, Dingle, Kenmare (a personal favorite), and Kinsale--to name a few. Kenmare has a number of good eating places and is a starting point for a gorgeous drive to the tip of the Beara Peninsula. I sort of doubt your schedule will give you time to see all the sights, but enjoy. Joan
 
Old Mar 24th, 2000, 05:29 PM
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Dear Joan, <BR>Thank you for your reply. Quite obviously I know little about where I am venturing. I have a five dy block at the end of a London stay, and chose to visit Ireland. I dont care for big cities,and the travel agent suggested these two places. Than you again.
 
Old Mar 24th, 2000, 05:48 PM
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<BR>Hi Jim, <BR>If you aren't really interested in big cities, I do strongly agree with Joan's suggetions. Kemnare and Dingle are 2 favourites of mine. and the surrounding country sie is beautiful. Drive the Beara Peninsula and also the Dingle Peninsula. <BR>good luck. <BR>Lee
 
Old Mar 25th, 2000, 04:22 AM
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Jim, <BR>Not to dismiss the previous suggestions I would also suggest that you drive up along the Clare coast out of Shannon, see the Cliffs of Moher and also the Bunratty Folk Park (touristy) but it gives you a good idea of what life was like in Irelandin the previous centuries. If you are driving from Shannon to Cork I would take the road into Limerick city and then head down to Cork - this is the best driving route but it will not bring you through County Kerry ie Kenmae etc. If you are in the Cork city area I would suggest that you check out Cobh (a small town outside Cork city) It has an excellent heritage centre on emigration to the USA. Fianlly I would suggest that you contact the Irish Tourist Board at www.ireland-travel.ie for further assistance, Hope this helps <BR> <BR>Cathy
 
Old Mar 26th, 2000, 12:00 PM
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Thank you so much for your help and time guidence. I am looking forward to meeting the people. Someone told me the Irish are weary of americans. is this true? <BR>Jim
 
Old Mar 26th, 2000, 12:03 PM
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Thank you for responding. Do you have any information on driving, and renting a car while I am over there? <BR>Jim
 
Old Apr 5th, 2000, 08:07 PM
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Blarney castle outside Cork
 
Old Apr 7th, 2000, 09:28 AM
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Just back from Ireland 4/1.....flew into Shannon and spent 2 heavenly days in Adare, thatched roof cottages and small town charm (check out Adare Manor, awesome!) Then drove to Dingle (great pub music, beautiful scenery, etc.) then over to Killarney and Kenmare. If you go to Kenmare, I'd recommend eating at the Half Penny (but they call it by the Gaelic name!) Divine Italian food, super prices. Kenmare is a small town with tons of cute shops. We stayed at the Hawthorn House B&B... <BR>email me direct if you have more questions - hope this helped.
 
Old Apr 9th, 2000, 10:24 PM
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dear Lee <BR>Best to make your reservation for a rented car while you are still in the USA. Any of the big car rental agencies can be found at the airports. Use your mastercard to rent as it is the only card I know of that covers the collision insurance. It is very expensive to hire a car in Ireland and inexpensive from USA. <BR>You must drive on the opposite side of the road while in Ireland and make sure you get an automatic as it is very difficult to use a shift as it is on the opposite side of the car. Ireland is a wonderful place. Dont worry about places to stay or eat unless you are going during the Summer months. People are wonderful there. Hope this helps. joan
 

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