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puros_bran
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PostSubject: Jers, and any other Irish Bros..    Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:44 am

I've been seriously considering a trip to Ireland next summer.

I've been looking at County Cork or County Kerry, but I am flexible.
I'm not the least bit interested in Dublin other than to over night if needed flying in and out. What I'd like to see is some historical sites, maybe some back country, a thoroughbred farm if that's even doable ( might be best to work my Irish connections in the industry here for that) and maybe some horse racing.

Am I looking in the right neighborhood for that?

Got any better ideas or suggestions of where to look, what to do, etc.

Just exploring the thought at the moment and would appreciate picking your brain.
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idbowman

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PostSubject: Re: Jers, and any other Irish Bros..    Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:46 pm

A very good friend of mine just spent two weeks in Ireland. According to him, Galway was the best place they visited while there (among other places, they were also in Dublin, Kilkenny, Cork, Tralee, and Killarney).


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PostSubject: Re: Jers, and any other Irish Bros..    Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:55 pm

idbowman wrote:
A very good friend of mine just spent two weeks in Ireland.  According to him, Galway was the best place they visited while there (among other places, they were also in Dublin, Kilkenny, Cork, Tralee, and Killarney).


Agreed. County Galway is more to my liking.
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puros_bran
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PostSubject: Re: Jers, and any other Irish Bros..    Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:17 pm

I'd considered self catering in Kinmare and day tripping Tralee and Killarney.

Or possibly Kinsale or Bandon over in Cork.
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PostSubject: Re: Jers, and any other Irish Bros..    Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:18 pm

I will look into Galway though.
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PostSubject: Re: Jers, and any other Irish Bros..    Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:31 pm

Over in Killarneyyyyy

Many years agooooo

my mother sang a song to meeee...

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PostSubject: Re: Jers, and any other Irish Bros..    Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:00 pm

I hear this place at 48 Nassau Street, Dublin is pretty cool. Very Happy

http://www.peterson.ie/t/Visit
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rothnh



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PostSubject: Re: Jers, and any other Irish Bros..    Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:19 pm

Is it all about being there? For some, maybe.

For me, it's much more than that.
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PostSubject: Re: Jers, and any other Irish Bros..    Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:45 pm

Um. Life is about 'being there', so I'm not sure what you are getting at.
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rothnh



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PostSubject: Re: Jers, and any other Irish Bros..    Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:27 am

I was referring to the experience, but yup, we mean the same thing Smile 
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PostSubject: Re: Jers, and any other Irish Bros..    Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:48 pm

PB, the Dingle Peninsula and the town of Dingle in particular are well worth a visit. Very rural and scenic, and almost like stepping back into the 1950's, at least when I was there years ago. It's on the SW coast.

Also loved Galway. They do an arts and oyster festival there every year with lots of traditional music. Love me some Irish folk music!

HTH


Cheers,

RR
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PostSubject: Re: Jers, and any other Irish Bros..    Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:24 pm

Have been to Ireland 3 times over the past 6 years and i have to agree, never a bad time had in Galway. But for horses id have to say in and around Killarney and Cork, i have personally been to some great races in Killarney and i believe they host annual races, i don't remember when though. If you want old irish historical sites (ie:ancient peoples stuff) sad to say a lot is just north of Dublin with two spiritual mounds of impressive size that you can enter. Kilkenny Castle is open to the public and fairly impressive, the burren and the cliffs of Moher (near Galway) should definitely be checked out! To echo the guys stay to the south and the western shores where they still speak Gaelic. If you do have a change of heart and want to visit a town with a lot more recent history you can do no better than Derry or Londonderry with the bloody sunday memorials being right on the border of Ireland and N.ireland.

good luck on your trip!
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PostSubject: Re: Jers, and any other Irish Bros..    Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:27 pm

Hit Dublin, do the Guinness brewery, Temple bar area, and go see the Book of Kells (Google it!!). Then head down the road to Waterford (visit the factory if you wish), south to Tramore; thence to Midleton and the Jameson Distillery (take the tour, become an Irish Whisky taster, and drink the free whisky....buy some "Distillery Reserve" Jameson). Go to Cork, turn south to Kinsale. Wonderful port village. Stay at the 'Trident Hotel" right on the water. Kinsale Stout (the brewery is in town!!) is better than regular Guinness. Make sure you try North Star Stout (made by Guinness, but smoother and creamier). Kinsale crystal is probably better than W'Ford; check it out. Then north to Blarney or west to Kenmare/Tralee, etc. All depends on how much time you have.

Remember they drive on the left, have lots of 'roundabouts," and most highways are two-laners. Plus petrol & diesel are bloody expensive!!!!! Have a great time!!!! FTRPLT
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