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Old 07-23-2006, 02:32 PM   #1
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Hello All,
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I'm making my way to Dublin for three months in October through a working holiday visa program and am TERRIFIED! Anyone leaving for Dublin around then too and want to share their Dublin experience?? Anyone there already that can use a friend? Any suggestions to offer?
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Old 07-23-2006, 09:18 PM   #2
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well im doing SWAP UK in september but will be living in Northern Ireland. I'll be making some day trips to the republic if you ever wanna meet up.
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Old 07-29-2006, 09:38 PM   #3
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Hey i just got your email off the SWAP exchange lol and im not sure how to email back (im clever i really am) I was thinking of going down to dublin for a couple of days sort of a mini-break i guess when you headin out there??
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Old 07-30-2006, 04:26 PM   #4
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Travelchick, Hi!
Thanks for your reply. I was thinking (well, I'm actually going to be booking my ticket tomorrow) of leaving on Oct 8. We should meet up, if you're willing to travel out there for around that time. It would be great to get a feel for the place with another newbie. In what part of Northern Ireland will you be staying? Are you a solo traveler as well?
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yeah for sure ill make a trip down, i really wanna see dublin but i didnt wanna go by myself lol and yep im going solo but im super excited about it ill be staying around belfast i think lol with some family, so if you ever felt like coming up for a day trip im booting around there haha
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Old 07-31-2006, 06:33 AM   #6
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If ye're going to the west ye can give me a bell and I'll show ye around Galway city. A trip to Ireland wouldn't be complete without a visit to the city of the tribes.

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Old 07-31-2006, 05:04 PM   #7
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Hey i might be headed to galway a little bit earlier in september cause you have to go through there to get to the aran islands right??? ne ways i also wanna see it cause i hear Galway is bloody fantastic
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Old 07-31-2006, 08:27 PM   #8
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Sounds fantastic!
I met someone a while back on a working holiday visa from Galway and he had nothing but nice things to say. I should have kept in contact with him...would love to take a trip. How long of a travel is it from Dublin to Galway? Would love to make a trip to Belfast as well. Was planning a while back to spend New Year's in Belfast! That's the plan, but of course you never know what can happen... I think I'm super excited to be traveling alone as well, but sometimes I wonder what the hell I think I'm doing!!
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haha me too me too i just dropped 1200 bucks today on stuff for this trip lol but i am SO excited and now we're kind of having an unofficial mini Tpunks Meet-up lol
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Old 08-01-2006, 02:47 AM   #10
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You do have to go to Galway city to get a ferry over to the Aran Islands. Or you can get the plane from Gawlay airport but I don't recomend that those pilots are completely metal.

Galway is about 3 hours from Dublin by bus. 4 from Derry.

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Well, it looks like I will have to leave on the 9th 'cause it's like $100 cheaper!
'Mental' I think that's my new favorite word. My Irish friend used to say that all of the time. I also like the way my friend from Cork says 'idiot' I'm looking more and more forward to this trip, but man am I rakin' up the $$$ and I haven't left as yet! MeTurk, what travels have you made? travelchick, are you flying directly to Northern Ireland? I was thinking of booking through flyzoom a flight from Toronto to London and then taking a Ryan Air flight from London to Dublin, but the travel agent doesn't recommend it 1) because of the luggage restrictions that Ryan Air has and 2) trying to coordinate a connecting flight...
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Im flying into London first and then flying easyjet into Belfast. You could try Aer Lingus, they're not as strict baggage wise and they're still cheap. I find its cheapers to fly into london and then take a different flight out. But thats just me and you could always stay the night in london too if your worried about making your next flight. Hope that helped
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Old 08-03-2006, 11:48 PM   #13
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oh and i totally here you about what a difference a day makes, Mine would have been like 300 more to go direct and a day later.....but now im kind of wishing i had just bought a direct flight lol
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Old 08-04-2006, 02:44 AM   #14
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Have ye tried flying into Shannon airport?

I've been nearly all over Europe Ren, I'm planning to finish off a little more of Europe next year by driving to Finland via Nurburg and Amsterdam.

Been to Vegas and New York aswell but only for a short time.
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Well, to go straight from London to Shannon one way is about $500 not including taxes. I think I checked Aer Lingus for that quote (thanks Travelchick!). I got a bank letter in the mail yesterday showing the balance of one of my accounts as >$30, 000!!!!! The bank made a huge mistake and added an extra zero!! I'm going to hand in my visa stuff and purchase a tic going from T.O. to London (a lot cheaper in the long run, you're right Travelchick ) and then take an Aer Lingus flight from London to Dublin. I went to the bookstore and parused through a whole bunch of travel books with some other airline suggestions, so I'll research those as well.

Only been to Europe once - took a solo trip to Italy last year. One of the best experiences of my life! Misplaced my passport, though (a completely 'mental' thing to do) and had to stay an extra three days, so I went to Venice. I guess you would need to take a lot of vacations, MeTurk, looking as stressed out as you do
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Haha well im glad i was of some help lol oh and me turk is that Father Ted in your DP?? Cause he's basically my hero haha We'll have to set a date to meet up as well you two
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Tis father Jack so it tis..


London to Shannon cost $500?!! You can fly to Australia for that kind of money.
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Actually it was Toronto to Shannon. I've booked my ticket already anyway from Toronto to London then Aer Lingus to Dublin. Everything's all paid and sent and now I'm just waiting for my visa I hope what's happened in London won't impede my getting my visa on time...
I have a question - what's Ireland like for concerts? I'm a big concert goer and I'm really looking forward to seeing some of my fav bands in the UK.
I'm sure we'll all meet up at some point or another, travelchick. How is your planning coming along?
I got an email from some girl who invited me to a get-together at Starbucks of all of the SWAP participants leaving late Sept, Oct from T.O. Hopefully I can meet some travel buddies/future housemates?
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Try ticketmaster.ie for more info, I'm a bit stuck for time now but there's bound to be something on, Electric picknick is comming up.
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Oh, I gotta go to that when it comes around again!!!! Electric Picnic I mean. Have you been?
Seven more weeks to go and I'm on the other side of the Atlantic!
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