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Re: Holidays
« Reply #3000 on: January 21, 2023, 09:53:41 AM »
Anyone here done the ring of Kerry cycle? Looking to it & a week down in Kerry for holidays. But donít see any date for the 2023 ring of Kerry cycle event. Think itís usually July time?
Good luck with it. Its exhausting just driving it.

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« Reply #3001 on: January 24, 2023, 09:21:41 PM »
Anyone here done the ring of Kerry cycle? Looking to it & a week down in Kerry for holidays. But donít see any date for the 2023 ring of Kerry cycle event. Think itís usually July time?

Iíve alwsys had a notion of  taking the train to Kerry and cycling the Dingle peninsula (Beara too).   The views and beaches  are stunning.  Some good beaches on the ring too but always  was more drawn to Dingle. Maybe some day

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« Reply #3002 on: January 24, 2023, 09:23:39 PM »
Out of interest,  how much would you likely pay for a week on  a Mediterranean cruise ?

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« Reply #3003 on: January 25, 2023, 10:07:08 AM »
Out of interest,  how much would you likely pay for a week on  a Mediterranean cruise ?

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For a couple, I'd say you'd be looking at in the region of 3k.  Obviously, there's different standards of cruises, I reckon the likes of Royal Carribbean or MSC would be in the 3k range for a couple, add in 2 or 3 kids and you wouldn't be long getting to 5k for a week. You also need to consider cost of flights to get to the ship in the first place.  Definitely not the cheapest of holidays.

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« Reply #3004 on: January 25, 2023, 12:12:43 PM »
Can anyone recommend a nice campsite (France,Italy,Spain) loads to do for the kids (3) with decent nightlife - Cheers

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« Reply #3005 on: January 25, 2023, 12:24:14 PM »
Croatia is meant to be fantastic in this regard. The sister in law went and loved it and also thought much cheaper.

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« Reply #3006 on: January 25, 2023, 02:20:50 PM »
Croatia is meant to be fantastic in this regard. The sister in law went and loved it and also thought much cheaper.

Flight times to Croatia (from NI) arenít great. Especially with a family. Would love to go, but very limited options flying.
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« Reply #3007 on: January 25, 2023, 02:57:10 PM »
Croatia is meant to be fantastic in this regard. The sister in law went and loved it and also thought much cheaper.

Flight times to Croatia (from NI) arenít great. Especially with a family. Would love to go, but very limited options flying.
Ryanair times from Dublin are ok though?  We are flying to Dubrovnik at Easter with Aer Lingus, and outward flight is at silly o'clock. 

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« Reply #3008 on: January 25, 2023, 03:03:10 PM »
Croatia is meant to be fantastic in this regard. The sister in law went and loved it and also thought much cheaper.

Flight times to Croatia (from NI) arenít great. Especially with a family. Would love to go, but very limited options flying.

Tbh for most international flights I would just go out of dublin.

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« Reply #3009 on: January 25, 2023, 03:13:24 PM »
Croatia is meant to be fantastic in this regard. The sister in law went and loved it and also thought much cheaper.

Flight times to Croatia (from NI) arenít great. Especially with a family. Would love to go, but very limited options flying.

Can't remember the flight times when we went (during the World cup when France beat Croatia) but that was to Split, and onto a wee island about 25 minutes away, but it was daytime time as it was mid afternoon when we arrived. Probably changed since though
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« Reply #3010 on: January 25, 2023, 03:36:11 PM »
Croatia is meant to be fantastic in this regard. The sister in law went and loved it and also thought much cheaper.

Flight times to Croatia (from NI) arenít great. Especially with a family. Would love to go, but very limited options flying.

Can't remember the flight times when we went (during the World cup when France beat Croatia) but that was to Split, and onto a wee island about 25 minutes away, but it was daytime time as it was mid afternoon when we arrived. Probably changed since though

Flight out was fine from memory. But return flight was 2am or something. Iíd rather stick pins in my eyes that attempt to take my lot through an airport at that time!! Bad enough at the best of times.
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« Reply #3011 on: January 25, 2023, 03:42:32 PM »
Croatia is meant to be fantastic in this regard. The sister in law went and loved it and also thought much cheaper.

Flight times to Croatia (from NI) arenít great. Especially with a family. Would love to go, but very limited options flying.

Can't remember the flight times when we went (during the World cup when France beat Croatia) but that was to Split, and onto a wee island about 25 minutes away, but it was daytime time as it was mid afternoon when we arrived. Probably changed since though

Flight out was fine from memory. But return flight was 2am or something. Iíd rather stick pins in my eyes that attempt to take my lot through an airport at that time!! Bad enough at the best of times.

I'd teens with me at the time, there was one workable plug for charging their phones, fecking mayhem, the airport departure part is small..
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« Reply #3012 on: January 25, 2023, 03:49:06 PM »
Croatia is meant to be fantastic in this regard. The sister in law went and loved it and also thought much cheaper.

Flight times to Croatia (from NI) arenít great. Especially with a family. Would love to go, but very limited options flying.

Can't remember the flight times when we went (during the World cup when France beat Croatia) but that was to Split, and onto a wee island about 25 minutes away, but it was daytime time as it was mid afternoon when we arrived. Probably changed since though

Flight out was fine from memory. But return flight was 2am or something. Iíd rather stick pins in my eyes that attempt to take my lot through an airport at that time!! Bad enough at the best of times.
Jet2 flight back to Belfast from Dubrovnik is late enough - 8pm, gets you in at 11, but the Aer Lingus one to Dublin is at 12.55, back in at 3.30pm, so a good enough time for coming back up the road. 

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« Reply #3013 on: January 25, 2023, 03:50:09 PM »
The family based places were more round Split I think.

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« Reply #3014 on: January 25, 2023, 04:59:01 PM »
Out of interest,  how much would you likely pay for a week on  a Mediterranean cruise ?

Not my thing but herself  talks about it

For a couple, I'd say you'd be looking at in the region of 3k.  Obviously, there's different standards of cruises, I reckon the likes of Royal Carribbean or MSC would be in the 3k range for a couple, add in 2 or 3 kids and you wouldn't be long getting to 5k for a week. You also need to consider cost of flights to get to the ship in the first place.  Definitely not the cheapest of holidays.

Frig that , a couple of nights  in bundoran will do her rightly  ;D