best way to see Ireland

Discussion in 'Ireland' started by Bonnys, Aug 15, 2014.

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  1. Bonnys

    Bonnys New Member

    For me, driving is the best way to see the countryside of Ireland, especially if you only have 1 or 2 weeks, though of course you can explore bus and train options for the major cities. The larger towns all have great bus systems if you want to explore and the smaller places can be explored on foot. My suggestion is to hire a car and aim to stay in places which are within walking distance of pubs and B&B's.
     
  2. Better2know

    Better2know New Member

    If you do plan to explore Ireland keep in mind that it rains a lot. Ireland’s larger cities and smaller towns are linked by the Irish Rail intercity rail network, but hopping on a bus is definitely the better option if you do not want to avoid the headaches of driving. That being said, a car does give you greater independence since you can also get your car on a ferry to access the islands.
     
  3. Thetravelflex

    Thetravelflex New Member

    A few places worth checking out in Ireland are the famous Blarney Stone in Blarney Castle (just outside Cork), John F Kennedy Arboretum (excellent for picnics in the summer), Aran islands (plenty of castles, ruins to be seen there) and Newgrange (prehistoric burial mound).
     

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