Work in progress
The report of a voyage in this green country
The detailed report is available, including a gallery and a Google map.


This page gathers information for a new voyage this year in Ireland. The beginning is just general information. For prices or “tips”, take a look on the preceding voyages (in french, sorry) : 2003 - 2004 - 2005/1 - 2005/2 - 2006.

Transportation

Ireland is an Isle. That is why there are two possibilities : boat or plane. From France, it is not too expensive if you buy your ticket early.
Tip : rent a car in Ireland is probably the best choice for your safety. You have to drive left. With a wheel on left, foreign drivers tend to drive on the middle of narrow roads.

Accomodation

Ireland offers many possibilities. For young people, youths hostels sometimes in centre town like in Galway or lost in the countryside propose low prices. There are also camp sites for those which have a tight tent or a caravan (wild camp is prohibited and lots of car park can't be accessed with a caravan). Hostels often near a golf and tourist interests are for the fortunate people (compared with french hostels prices). For those who want to be free in their stages, there are B&B, one of symbols of Ireland. Attention, the reception in a B&B is often inversely proportional to the number of rooms. Off peak, night rate is less expensive, idem out of the tourist cities.

What to do

Take a look at the tourist office of Ireland to discover all you can do in Ireland. For special events, entertainment.ie is probably one of the best source.
My next stay in Ireland will be the occasion :

Where to go

My route will depend on the weather at arrival and what I expect to do. Nevertheless it is wise to plan and order destinations. I choose a route with possible changes with potentials alternative stages. The route direction will depends on weather forecast at arrival.

Galway or Castlebar (2 nights)
Scenic roads
Walks in Connemara (Bengorm, Ben Creggan, Mweelrea mountains, Twelve Bens...)
Walks in Mayo (Croagh Patrick, Nephin Beg, Corranabinnia)

Killarney (2/3 nights)
Walks (Iveragh, Carrauntoohil, Mangerton, Purple mountain, Torc mountain, Teeromoyle-Coomreagh)
Cinema

Dingle (0/1 night)
Scenic road
Walk (Brandon Mountain, Caherconree...)

County Limerick/Tipperary or Kilkenny (1 night)
Visit of Kilkenny
Walk (Galty mountains)

Wicklow mountains (1/2 nights)
Walks (Glendalough, Lugnaquillia, Cloghernagh...)

Diverted stages
Clonmacnoise (monastic site)
Birr (Castle Demesne)

Last day
Arrival in Dublin during the morning, visit one of free national museums : National Gallery, Natural History museum, Archeology & History museum et Decorative Arts & History museum.

To be continued...






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