Ireland - I'm finally going!

Discussion in 'Europe' started by wrine420, Jan 9, 2005.

  1. wrine420

    wrine420 Member

    Well, I am going to Ireland in two months, and to tell you the truth, I am getting very excited. I am going with a class trip to Dublin and Co. Kerry. Does anyone have any suggestions as to food and/or pubs that I should visit? Good fish and chip places perhaps? Ohh well, any and all suggestions would be appreciated.
     
  2. Spacer

    Spacer 'Enlighten yourself'

    In Dublin there are pubs everywhere, here's a list of a few good ones in the city center The Porter House, Mezzaine, Eamon Doyles, Scruffy Murphys, O' Neills etc etc I could go on all day there are so many of them. As for fish and chips, I dunno, you get them in any chip shop. There's one crowd that had a few shops that kinda specialise in them, can't remember the name of the place for the life of me though, the nearest one of them to the city center is in the Epicurean food hall on lower liffey street. I dunno if any of that helps, if you have any other questions feel free to ask. Not sure sure about Kerry, maybe somebody else could answer that one.
     
  3. migle

    migle Senior Member

    eiz, i was at the porter house and at mezzaine, real good, with live music and that excellent beer, i loved it, shit i want to go back!!!
     
  4. Spacer

    Spacer 'Enlighten yourself'

    Cool, when were you over in Ireland Migle? I saw there's a chemist on O' Connel St now has a sign up saying "Hablamos Espanol", we are getting very cosmoplitan over here now!! :D
     
  5. migle

    migle Senior Member

    i was in Dublin in november of 2003 and i loved it, and i was in Middleton (Cork) for a month in summer but 8 or 9 years ago, and then was when i fell in love with ireland (the first Jameson's distillery is placed there ;))
    And it's true, Dublin was collapsed with fecking Spanish people, you were walking at the streets and you could hear Spanish each two steps, we're a plague.
     
  6. Donna

    Donna ***BABUSKA***

    I am jealous...I want to visit Ireland
     
  7. Spacer

    Spacer 'Enlighten yourself'

    Not a plague at all. I love hearing people speaking Spanish, it sounds sooooo much better than English! Plus during the summer when there are loads of illegal raves you get loads of Spanish people at them and like the Irish they know how to party! :D
     
  8. wrine420

    wrine420 Member

    Come with then Donna :) I dont care. Besides your closer then men, Im traveling across a little ocean.
     
  9. feministhippy

    feministhippy Member

    I'm hopefully going to spend a semester in Limerick this fall, as long as I raise GPA above a 3.0. That wont be too hard, it's a 2.8 now, but I'm taking 16 credits this semester, so I may actually have to study this time.

    I really look forward to going. I have Irish heritage, and that's always really interested me. And it's supposed to be a beautiful country. And I have a thing for Irish accents. ;)
     
  10. feministhippy

    feministhippy Member

    Spacer, I have a question for you. I know Ireland is an English speaking country, but do they still speak Gaelic, too? (Irish... That's kind of the same thing, though, isn't it?) Or do they only speak Gaelic on the Aran Islands? I'm just curious.
     
  11. Spacer

    Spacer 'Enlighten yourself'

    There's some places on the west coast where Irish (or Gaelic whicever you want to call it, they're the same thing), one of which is the Aran Islands, also parts of Kerry, Cork, Donegal and Galway, everyone speaks English aswell though, I've only ever heard of you Irish speaker who coouldn't speak fluent English but he was about 80 years old. Alot of people everywhere in Ireland can speak a small bit of Irish and you often get the od word thrown in with English sometimes. I can speak good Irish, but where I live you never really get the chance to speak it as it's not used anymore.
     
  12. Princess_Rain

    Princess_Rain Member

    Welcome to Ireland :) Fish and chips...try Leo burdock's, I think.....possibly on Liffey St...near the Ha'penny Bridge....can't really remember though! But yes the Epicurean Centre is so good...and if you want yummy vegetarian food try Cornunopia on Wicklow St or Govindas on Middle Abbey St...both equally great. And pubs in Dingle...there's a great one called Dick Mac's...great craic, they even sell wellies :) Enjoy!
     
  13. wrine420

    wrine420 Member

    Leo Burdocks, thats the second or third time that has been mentioned by people, so I'm definately going to have to check it out.


    I appreciate all the input by all the different people!
     
  14. feministhippy

    feministhippy Member

    I'm just going for the Guinness. :D
     

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