Ireland of Dreams: FAQ

Planning a trip to Ireland

Getting There
The best airfares are usually on Aer Lingus (800-IRISH-AIR,

You need wheels to see Ireland; in addition to the major car rental agencies, look into local firm Dan Dooley (800-331-9301,

But vacation packages are really the way to go. Roundtrip airfare, six days' car rental, and vouchers good for six nights at a network of 450 farmhouse B&Bs across Ireland start at $399 Dec-Mar; Apr-May it's $799, June-Aug $949, Sept-Oct $549, Nov $479. That the price at (800/896-4600,—though check out rival CIE Tours (800/CIE-TOUR,—per person, based on double occupancy, out of the East Coast (departures from other US cities add $100 to $250).

The numbers provided are for phoning from the US; to call within Ireland, replace the 011-353 with a 0.

Pubs & Cafes
James Ashe's, Camp, Dingle (tel. +353-(0)66/713-0133

Chédéan Café, Main Street, Waterville (tel. +353-(0)66/947-4966

Dick Mack's, Green Street, Dingle Town (tel. +353-(0)66/915-1960,

Foxy John's, Main Street, Dingle Town (tel. +353-(0)66/915-1316)

An Droicead Beag, Lower Main Street, Dingle Town (tel. +353-(0)66/915-1723)

The Blue Bull, Sneem,  (tel. +353-(0)64/45-382,

Cruise's, Abbey Street, Ennis (tel. +353-(0)65/684-1800)

Bank House, Sneem (tel. +353-(0)64/644-5226,

Man of Aran, Kilmurvey, Inishmore (tel. +353-(0)99/61-301,

Walsh's, Lower Main Street, Dingle Town (tel. +353-(0)66/915-1147,

Greystone House, Ballymaley, Ennis (tel. +353-(0)65/684-3070,


Fahan beehive huts, Slea Head Road, Dingle (, $2.50

Gallarus Oratory, Ballydavid, Dingle (tel. +353-(0)66/915-6444), $3.15

Dunbeg Fort, Slea Head Road, Fahan, Dingle (tel. +353-(0)66/915-9755,

Fungie the dolphin boat trips, Dingle Harbour, Dingle Town (tel. +353-(0)66/915-2626,, €16

Fleadh Nua, Ennis,

Custy's Traditional Music Shop, Francis Street, Ennis (tel. +353/65-682-1727,

Tours Under $995 G Adventures

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This article was by Reid Bramblett and last updated in September 2011.
All information was accurate at the time.

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