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flights from England to Dublin

    • cabin baggage limit is 10kg
    • 1hr flights from Manchester Airport to Dublin cost (inclusive of taxes and charges) £32 without checked baggage and £49 with 1 bag checked in (on the PLUS fair) - must add £6 handling fee.
    • flights from Heathrow terminal 1 have a higher taxes and charges fee bring cost without luggage to £56 plus the handling fee
    • can accrue Qantas frequent flyer points

rental car in UK or Ireland

  • Hertz - ~$55/day for small automatic in UK, and ~$65/d in Ireland
  • Virgin Velocity Rewards can be redeemed for Europcar car rentals

weather in June:

  • daylight hours 4am-11pm but only average 4-5hrs sunlight per day
  • London avg min 11degC - avg. max 20degC with rain on a third of the days (London is one of the driest regions of UK)
  • Galway avg min 9degC - avg. max. 17degC with high humidity and 75mm rain/mth with just over 50% of days having rain. Avg temp. is 13-14degC.
  • Dublin has similar temperatures but only rains on a third of the days
  • yes, mid-Summer in Ireland is about the same weather as mid-Winter in Melbourne but without the very cold days and frosts, so bring jumper and trousers!

toll roads in Ireland:


  • Temple Bar - old city quarter, 12 East Essex St
  • Trinity College - oldest university Ireland, Book of Kells
  • Guinness Storehouse
  • Croke Park - Ireland GAA headquarters
  • Dublin Castle
  • Moore St - markets
  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • St Patrick's Cathedral
  • Kilmainham Gaol
  • Abbey Theatre for a great show
  • James Joyce Centre
  • Leinster House (Irish parliament)
  • Oscar Wilde's house
  • Hugh Lane art gallery
  • Carmelile Church, Whitefriar Street - home of the buried remains of St Valentine
  • Ha'penny Bridge built in 1816 over the River Liffey

day trips from Dublin:

  • Howth fishing village just a few km's NE of Dublin
  • Wicklow Mountains tour:
    • Mount Usher Gardens, Ashford, 50km south of Dublin, near Wicklow
    • 25km scenic drive from Ashford to Rathdrum then to Laragh but perhaps diverting for a side trip up the Glenmalure Valley
    • Glendalough's 5th Century St. Kevin’s Monastic City in the Wicklow Mountains near Laragh
    • 48km scenic mountain drive from Laragh over Sally's Gap via R115 then R759, N81 (or one could continue on from Glendalough and skip Sally's Gap) to Russborough House, Rathballyong
    • 36km drive from Russborough House to Castletown House, St Raphael's Manor which is 23km west of Dublin

Galway and the south-west coast

ireland.txt · Last modified: 2017/07/21 19:48 by gary1

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