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Old 02-16-2007, 06:13 AM   #1
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I'll be arriving in Cork on May 19th by airplane at night. Do you think that having the 20th to look around, go to Blarney Castle and leaving to Galway in the evening is enough?
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That should be plenty of time. Buses leave Cork for Blarney about every hour - you can spend a good half-day walking around the castle and grounds, with plenty of time to leave for Galway in the evening.
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how much time are you going to be spending in ireland and what are you hoping to do there?

the country is so small, travel time should be very short. last year when i was there, it took only half a day of lazy travel to drive pratically the whole country. there is no reason to ever be in a rush in ireland.
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Cork is a compact town. Good pubs though! Make sure to have a pint to Murphy's, not Guinness. You can do the walking tour in the evening that includes a pint as well. I think it was 10 euro and worth it. The guide gives you all the history and the sites of Cork in about 2 hours. Your hostel should have the info about it there.

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I've got yet another question... is it a good idea to rent a bike for the 10km from Cork to Blarney castle? Or should I rather take a bus?

Also, is Cobh any good? I stumbled across this little town and I'm thinking that it could be interesting to spend an afternoon there.
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I would take the bus. Its a pretty hilly (for a bike anyways) and its only 5,40 E return I think. My 2 cents

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Murphy's...oh god.....I got drunk off locals buying me a few.....
the people in cork are so nice
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It is amazing! The country is so small, yet, if it wasn't for whiskey, the Irish would of taken over the whole world.

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I'm just so happy I added Ireland to my trip!!! I could get back in touch with almost all my friends from Ireland, most of them are now in Dublin, so I'm staying in the Emerald Isle for more than I expected... but it should make a really interesting part of my trip.

Now that I have the tickets I can hardly wait!!!!
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is it a good idea to rent a bike for the 10km from Cork to Blarney castle? Or should I rather take a bus?
I'd stick to the bus, Irish country roads aren't all that safe for anything smaller than a land rover.
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i went to cork only because i couldn't get a place to stay in dublin over the weekend and fell in love with it. i wound up spending the rest of my time in ireland there. the people are amazing.
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i only spent an afternoon in cork and went to the blarney castle. wish i'd had a bit more time to spend in the south of ireland, but such is life. at least i got down to cork and kerry for a bit. i'll have to go back to examine all the great places i missed along the way.
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i love cork...it's an absolute blast. i think i wrote a review of the hostel i stayed in (the bru bar and hostel on maccurtain street.) i'll try to find it.

also, try not to kiss the stone. i hear many a story from the locals about what the gypsies do to it at night....
but that could have just been some of that famous blarney the irish are known for.
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