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Eva
Posted Tue 21 Jun 2022 7:40 PM
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Hello,
My best friend and I booked a flight to Dublin. We will be staying for 5 days, (8 August- 12 August), we are college students. 21 years old. We both have our drivers license but unfortunately not really the money to spend 1.500 euros to rent a car. And most companies you have to be 23+ 
Can we get advice on what to do...
We really want to explore all of Ireland and not just one city! 
Please help us? 
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Eva from the Netherlands


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Posted Wed 22 Jun 2022 8:46 AM
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Dag Eva,

It's great that you are coming to Dublin this August with your friend! 

Since renting a car seems tricky in your case, I would suggest using public transport to go around the island.

While 5 days seems a bit short to see all of the island, you could for instance base yourself in Dublin and go on day trips (using public transport or tour operators) or build an itinerary across different locations.

I suggest you use the Transport for Ireland website and the Rome2Rio website to plan your trip using public transport. Furthermore, here are trip ideas and suggestions for a 3 days trip right outside Dublin. 

Here's also a search tool for accommodation you might find useful. You can search for hostels and B&B's if you decide to stay in different locations. 

Were there some locations you absolutely wanted to see during your time with us?

Groetjes,
Antoine

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We have some things on the list for sure. Like we really want to walk in the National park, galway and dingle were on our list too.
Thanks for your help.

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Sounds like a great plan, Eva! 

You can easily reach Galway from Dublin in about 2h30 by taking the bus, staying the night and then continuing on to the Dingle Peninsula and Killarney National Park (2 days) before going back to Dublin.

Please note that the Southern Peninsulas (Dingle) are a 6-hour bus/train ride from Galway, so you should take that into account. There are many places closer to Galway such as the Burren, the Aran Islands and the Cliffs of Moher (Co. Clare) or even Connemara which has a national park of its own.

Please let us know if you need help finalizing your itinerary!

Antoine

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