Since I'm going to be in Dublin for so long, I definitely want to take a couple of day trips. The ones I'm thinking of right now are Derry and Galway, if it's possible.
It looks like the bus from Dublin to Galway is just under 4 hours, so I figure I could either go in the morning and come back late (if it runs) or go, couchsurf at MeTurks and head back in the morning. Is that doable? I know I don't get a lot of time in the city but I'll be leaving a friend in Dublin and don't want to be gone too long.
As for Derry, it looks like the bus is just over 4 hours, so maybe I could do the same thing. (Though I wouldn't have the friend to get back to this time.)
Any Irish Punks or anyone been to Dublin and tried trips like this? I was just gleaning some info from the Bus Eireann site.
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