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kinghen

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weekend breaks in ireland
« on: September 09, 2008, 02:30:27 PM »
thinkin bout heading away at the weekend for a wee break, any ides or good deals available, live in down and can only get a half day friday so somewhere not too far away would be ideal, was thinkin maybe heading up to north antrim do the whole giants causeway thing, any suggestions appreciated!!


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Re: weekend breaks in ireland
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2008, 05:45:39 PM »
who alls going?

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Re: weekend breaks in ireland
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2008, 05:51:29 PM »
letterkenny is the way forward

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Re: weekend breaks in ireland
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2008, 06:00:13 PM »
you not going park esler sun hen...

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Re: weekend breaks in ireland
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2008, 08:22:30 PM »
you not going park esler sun hen...

The woman musta put her foot down!

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Re: weekend breaks in ireland
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Re: weekend breaks in ireland
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2008, 12:45:24 AM »
i'll be back wellin time for park esler!! same seat in the stands too!!!! >:(

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Re: weekend breaks in ireland
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2008, 01:10:13 AM »
You were on the seniors when you were seventeen hem, you'll be back! Especially with the woman keeeping you in shape, you;re from good SINGING pedigree!

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Re: weekend breaks in ireland
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2009, 02:00:59 PM »
Heading to the Grand Hotel in Malahide for the weekend with the missus and 3 monsters. Anything decent in that area for kids as I don't fancy dragging them round Dublin city centre - (although the zoo is being tlaked about!)? Where is the best beach etc. in the Fingal area?


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Re: weekend breaks in ireland
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2009, 02:13:38 PM »
If the weathers decent Malahide Castle and it's grounds are good for a ramble and has a nice playground etc.
Portmarnock is a nice beach but personally I prefer Skerries as there's a bit more variety on the town as regards pubs /restaurants to eat in etc.
Also http://www.fingalcoco.ie/CommunityRecreationandAmenitiesDepartment/Parks/ParksHeritageProperties/NewbridgeDemesneRegionalPark/ is good for the kids and Donabate beach can be OK if you avoid the cars!!!

PS weather forecast isn't great for Fri/Sat though

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Re: weekend breaks in ireland
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2009, 02:16:48 PM »
dont know the area that well but Malahide Castle is nice has a very good play ground, Donnabate beach is nice also, there is a place called hurley burleys off the m50 near Finglas like an indoor kidzone, also the National Aquatic Centre is excellent, will be very busy at the weekend. Zoo will be busy but we go all the time
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Re: weekend breaks in ireland
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2009, 02:20:56 PM »
good deals in the new hotel in Enniscrone Co. Sligo.
Close to Ballina, nice beach, great food and great bars for a quiet pint
Seaweed bath if you want it and close enough to Knock if you're into it
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Re: weekend breaks in ireland
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2009, 02:36:20 PM »
Cheers lads. Weather looks rubbish but experience tells us that you plan for rain anyway! I'll hit one of the beaches and Malahide Castle on Sat and maybe the zoo on Sunday as the weather is to be slightly better. Plenty I'd like to do in the city centre but couldn't face hauling those three round the place!

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Re: weekend breaks in ireland
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2009, 02:37:26 PM »
Would I drive into the zoo or get the dart?

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Re: weekend breaks in ireland
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2009, 02:49:56 PM »
TB, take train to Connolly Station and then the Luas to either Museum stop or Heuston. Zoo is a 10/15 min walk and kids would prob enjoy the Luas.
Personally, would advise you to take kids on a boat trip to the islands off Howth (from Howth harbour). Bring the camera with you.