Visit to Dublin, Derry, Galway and Belfast

Visit to Dublin, Derry, Galway and Belfast

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Im looking for pubs, restaurants, historic sites to see while visiting these places.
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Hi Robyn,

A fine collection of cities on your list!

Dublin has plenty of attractions, pubs, and restaurants, is this where you will be heading first?

Once up in Northern Ireland and visiting Belfast and also Derry~Londonderry, there are lots of things to see and do, famous pubs like The Crown in Belfast and Peadar O'Donnells in Derry~Londonderry, a favourite of the Derry Girls!

Are you traveling around by car? 🚗The drive from Derry~Londonderry to Galway along the Wild Atlantic Way will bring you through lots of places as well, if you could add Slieve League Cliffs into your plans you will not be disappointed.

Is there anything in particular that you have in mind for your historic sites?

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Hi Robyn,
If you are planning on visiting both Belfast and Derry, and if you are travelling by car, it would make sense for you to explore the Causeway Coastal Route.  This beautiful drive which hugs the coast for most of the way is named after the Giant’s Causeway with its hexagonal basalt columns. A most unusual place and well worth a visit.

As regards pubs and restaurants, check out Mary McBrides Bar in Cushendun, once one of the smallest bars in Ireland, along with a restaurant on the beach like Harry’s Shack in Portstewart. https://en-gb.facebook.com/HarrysShack/ And let’s not forget Bushmills Distillery–the oldest licensed whiskey distillery in the world!

And we can do castles too! Coming from Belfast is the 800-year-old Carrickfergus Castle, while near the Giant’s Causeway is the ruined Dunluce Castle on its rock promontory. Find out more about the Causeway Coastal Route here. https://www.visitcausewaycoastandglens.com/dbimgs/CCG%20Download%20-%20Causeway%20Coastal%20Route%20Map%20-%202023%20(mobile).pdf

Happy planning!

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Thank you for the suggestions.  We will do our best to get to a few.  We are on a group tour bus but do have some time on our own to explore.  We have a about 3 days on our own in Dublin.  Cheers!


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That sounds like a great trip you've got ahead of you, Robyn!

Spending three days in Dublin will give you ample time to immerse yourself in the city and uncover some amazing spots to enjoy a delicious meal and a drink. To make the most of your time, I highly recommend checking out these must-visit Dublin attractions that will help you plan your days effectively. Alternatively, you can explore this ready-made 72-hour itinerary for a convenient and comprehensive guide.

Dublin boasts a thriving foodie scene, so be sure to consider these suggestions for some culinary delights. Of course, no visit to Dublin would be complete without experiencing the vibrant pub culture and traditional music sessions. Here are some ideas for you to have an incredible night out while immersing yourself in the lively pub atmosphere.

Wishing you a fab holiday!

Alex

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Hello Robyn, 

Delighted to hear that you are visiting the Emerald Isle! 

Derry~Londonderry is a popular foodie destination and there is no shortage of pubs and restaurants. Wether you are looking for a quiet traditional pub for live music, a casual low key restaurant or fine dining; there really is something for everyone in the Walled City. Feel free to check out Visit Derry for full listings. 

With regards to historic sites, you will be surprised at the historical significance of our wee city! From our founding by St Columba in 546AD, to the building of the Walls and city in the 17th Century. The importance of Derry's Port both for emmigration and during World War II, to the recent political troubles of the 1960's & 1970's and into our modern 'Derry Girls' era; there is so much to see and do. 

I hope you enjoy your trip to the Emerald Isle and that the above information helps you in planning any free time you may have during your tour. 

Should you have any further questions, please feel free to reach out. 

Happy Planning! 

The Visit Derry Team

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