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Sightseeing in Ireland

Emissary42Emissary42 Registered User regular
I'm travelling to Ireland soon for a few weeks of job training, and I may have some time on the weekends to go sightseeing. For a sense of specific geography I'll be in the general vicinity of Drogheda, is there anything awesome I should do or go and see?

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  • SkeithSkeith Registered User regular
    It's a bit of a drive, but you could head north to check out the Giant's Causeway. I expect that it would be pretty damn cold this time of year, given that it's on the coast, but worth a visit.

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  • SilverEternitySilverEternity Registered User regular
    I don't know the people in this video, but it shows a lot of awesome sites:

    I was there for five weeks last year and although I didn't go, I heard the Cliffs of Moher are a must. My favorite spot was Dún Aengus (a prehistoric fort) on the island of Inis Mor (the largest of the Aran Islands). It was breath-taking and also somewhat frightening as there is a sheer 100m drop to the ocean with no guard rail. In addition, the island itself has a very interesting history and culture. You can take a bus, bike, walking, or horse-drawn tour of the island. Both of these are on the West side of Ireland, but my experience was that traveling by bus or train was very easy. Although I didn't get a chance to visit, I also heard that the Giant's Causeway is fantastic. Overall I found that there were a ridiculous number of castles to visit, but it's worth going to one or two.

  • wiltingwilting Registered User regular
    You'll want to go to the West Coast for the unique landscapes (Connemara, Co. Galway. The Burren, Co. Clare).

  • Satanic JesusSatanic Jesus Hi, I'm Liam! Registered User regular
    Come check this out: http://www.millmount.net/

    It has good views of the town, I really should go up myself sometime.

    I've been living here for years, but I haven't checked much out, due to being busy. I can recommend a few places to eat. The Eastern Seaboard Bar & Grill (which I haven't tried myself) is said to be really good, but it may be busy. There's D'Vine Wine Bar & Restaurant. The Mariner pub serves food. There's Bia (which means food in Irish), which is where I generally eat if I go out. And there's McDonald's and Eddie Rockets if you want fast food. If you want fish and chips, I recommend avoiding the chipper on Shop Street, and go to the one on West Street, Giulio's. Much better. There's Punjabi House for Indian food (sit in or takeaway). Simona's is brilliant. The Kitchen seems to always busy. La Pizzeria has been suggested to me before but I haven't tried it yet. You can get pizza there (obv.) but if you want pizza delivered, there's Domino's, Four Star and Apache. The Domino's here is horrid, Four Star is pretty good, while Apache is my favourite to get pizza from.

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  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    Thanks for reminding me there isn't an Apache Pizza in Belfast anymore. :(

    I'll leave SJ to recommend County Meath to you. In the meantime you're not too far from Dublin, easily accessed by Bus or Train. Again I'm not a Dublin expert, but there is lots to see there. You could also go the opposite direction and head north to Belfast, but if you do this remember to get some money changed - Belfast and Norn Iron are in the UK and use Pounds rather than Euros. Many places will accept Euros, but they tend to gouge your wallet. The Giant's Causeway is pretty great, but it's pretty far from where you are, especially without a car. Even from Belfast it can be a long haul, so if you're going devote your day to it.

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