Author Topic: Travel Advice - 1st Visit to Dublin/Ireland  (Read 512 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline miryclay

  • Up With the Sun
  • ***
  • Posts: 5,661
  • St Louis,Omaha,Montreal 1&2, NJ, NYC 3,Belfast 1,2
Re: Travel Advice - 1st Visit to Dublin/Ireland
« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2018, 04:08:32 PM »
My advice, if Ireland takes you in a direction, follow it. Planning like 1.5 hours at a stop just doesn't work there.

Offline shineinthesummernight

  • Child of Grace
  • **
  • Posts: 1,684
Re: Travel Advice - 1st Visit to Dublin/Ireland
« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2018, 05:26:53 PM »
I like to travel at a more leisurely pace and go where the wind takes me.  However, in Ireland, should one have hotel reservations beforehand in June?  What about March?

Offline dwaltman

  • Running to Stand Still
  • **
  • Posts: 1,229
Re: Travel Advice - 1st Visit to Dublin/Ireland
« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2018, 08:25:30 AM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
My advice, if Ireland takes you in a direction, follow it. Planning like 1.5 hours at a stop just doesn't work there.

Generally, I agree.  I just feel I need to do more planning for this trip.  When I go to NYC, that's how we roll but I live in NY state and I know I'll be back a bunch more times.  I'm sure we could spend all of our time just in Dublin and have a great time exploring the city, but we decided to see a bit more of the island.  I think we might splurge on a private tour so we do have some flexibility.

Offline miryclay

  • Up With the Sun
  • ***
  • Posts: 5,661
  • St Louis,Omaha,Montreal 1&2, NJ, NYC 3,Belfast 1,2
Re: Travel Advice - 1st Visit to Dublin/Ireland
« Reply #18 on: September 22, 2018, 11:23:21 AM »
I actually suggest NOT planning. People in Ireland don't adhere to schedules as much as other ppl. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Offline dwaltman

  • Running to Stand Still
  • **
  • Posts: 1,229
Re: Travel Advice - 1st Visit to Dublin/Ireland
« Reply #19 on: September 22, 2018, 06:47:27 PM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
I actually suggest NOT planning. People in Ireland don't adhere to schedules as much as other ppl. Correct me if I'm wrong.

I am not going to "NOT plan."  I won't do to much scheduling for Dublin but my day trips require it.   It won't matter if any other person in Ireland is on a schedule or not.  The only person I want to be on time is anyone who is supposed to pick me up and I'd prefer U2 to be on time for the concert.  ;D

Offline spfantome

  • Stranger in a Strange Land
  • *
  • Posts: 9
Re: Travel Advice - 1st Visit to Dublin/Ireland
« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2018, 10:57:09 AM »
Any good record shops in Dublin worth visiting?

Offline dwaltman

  • Running to Stand Still
  • **
  • Posts: 1,229
Re: Travel Advice - 1st Visit to Dublin/Ireland
« Reply #21 on: September 27, 2018, 11:17:34 AM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
Any good record shops in Dublin worth visiting?

Good question, I'd love to know.  Blessed to have 2 near me in Rochester, NY.  The Record Archive is awesome and the House of Guitars is an awesome mess.

Offline miryclay

  • Up With the Sun
  • ***
  • Posts: 5,661
  • St Louis,Omaha,Montreal 1&2, NJ, NYC 3,Belfast 1,2
Re: Travel Advice - 1st Visit to Dublin/Ireland
« Reply #22 on: September 28, 2018, 12:27:49 PM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
Any good record shops in Dublin worth visiting?

I think Freebird is the only one left. There isn't anything you can find in Dublin that you can't find anywhere else.