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Dublin in Oct... neighbouring places to visit?

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Dublin in Oct... neighbouring places to visit?

Hello... We will be travelling to Dublin in October to attend a conference. A group of 3 of us will be staying on for 5 additional days and would like to explore neighbouring places. We were thinking of Clare (Ennis), Galway and Cork. Any suggestion on which places we should go to first. Dublin sightseeing will be taken care of during the conference. Also, we need to come back to Dublin in the end to catch our outbound flight. Please suggest best mode of travel too... train or flight.

Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: Dublin in Oct... neighbouring places to visit?

Train of course. The Cork trains leave Heuston Station every hour on the hour starting at 07.00hrs. Heuston is linked to the City Center by 145 bus and Red Line LUAS Tram. Galway trains are less frequent - about every two hours from the same station. Ennis is linked from Dublin by the Cork trains - change for Limerick at Limerick Junction and again at Limerick for Ennis.

Book your tickets on line at www.irishrail.ie at least 7 days in advance for the cheapest options. You can do Cork to Ennis [same as Dublin only in reverse] and Ennis to Galway on a direct train too. check all the times on the website

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I can comment on the train system because I just came back and went to Belfast while there and used the rail system. Irish Rail is awesome. The coach was clean, on time, and very very comfortable. Easy to get to either Connolly or Heuston by using the luas. If you don't wish to book online, you can go to the station at the beginning of your trip to buy your ticket. Can't say enough good things about Irish Rail trains and the ease of use. If you are going back to the airport directly from the train station, there are both the airbus and aircoach that leave from both stations.

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3. Re: Dublin in Oct... neighbouring places to visit?

With just five days, I'd stay three in Galway and two in Cork.

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4. Re: Dublin in Oct... neighbouring places to visit?

You can indeed but your ticket on the day from the Clerk. But it is cheaper on-line at least 7 days in advance.

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