About six months ago I listened to a recording of a guy telling a story about taking a trip to Ireland with a co-worker who he barely knew, and the co-worker's father turned out to be Paddy Maloney, of The Chieftains. Where did I hear this? [more inside]
Ireland natives/Irish cooking aficionados: what are your tips to make some fantastic Colcannon? [more inside]
Does the typical rental car in Ireland come with an auxiliary port for an iPod? [more inside]
What's the best breakfast in Dublin? [more inside]
Help me think of miniaturized versions of Irish food! [more inside]
Best way to get to Dingle, Ireland from Canada? [more inside]
Suggestions for must-attend events, festivals or activities in Northern Europe this summer, to add to my summer "dream" vacation itinerary? [more inside]
Does anyone know anything about the Irish trade unionist and politician William X. O'Brien (23 January 1981 - 31 October 1968)? I read that he was born in Clonakilty and, descending from the O'Brien family in that area, I'm curious if he's a relative. I would think it'd be easy to get a little family information on him given his relative prominence, but I haven't turn up much.
Help me plan my mom's first trip to the UK/Ireland. [more inside]
Planning a potential first trip to Europe this summer and I'm a little overwhelmed with logistics. We'd be hitting Ireland (because we want to go there) and France (for a friend's wedding). [more inside]
How hard is it really to get canned pumpkin in Ireland? [more inside]
Where should my wife, baby and myself go for a weekend away from Belfast? Donegal? [more inside]
Which passport do I use entering Ireland; US or Irish? I'm a recently naturalized US Citizen, who was born and reared in Ireland. I plan to travel to Ireland and am unsure which passport to show when I enter Ireland; my brand spanking new US passport or my Irish passport? [more inside]
My cousin is moving to Dublin to go to medical school in two weeks. When he gets there, he wants to sign up for a mobile phone plan. He intends to get an iPhone 4 (not negotiable), and cannot wait until the 5 is announced for prices to drop. But which carrier does he go with? [more inside]
So I won the Irish sweepstakes... [more inside]
Living in Dublin 9, by DCU. No car, own nothing but some clothes in a suitcase, and will be here for the next three months. Currently eating off of paper plates (the only plates I could find) and groceries (expensive, I think?) from the nearby Eurospar. How can I best manage being without a car, and how do I feed myself cheaply here? [more inside]
I'm an American moving to Ireland for a temporary, six-month assignment. How do I fit in and understand the work culture to ensure I'm successful? [more inside]
We're traveling to Coose, Ireland in June for a few days. What would you suggest we see/do while in the area?
Where can I find a print or high-quality poster of this photo of Ireland's Rock of Cashel? [more inside]
What should my wife do while accompanying me on a business trip in Dublin? [more inside]
Planning in two-week vacation with the wife in Ireland and Scotland. We've never been to either before, what should we know? [more inside]
I need to call 411 to get someone's home phone number. I live in the US. This person lives in Northern Ireland. How do I do that? [more inside]
Would anyone confirm or deny that the Vodafone store in the Dublin airport is still there? And you can buy a pay-as-you-go phone for around $50 American? And it's near the arrival hall? [more inside]
I'm about to overstay my Holiday Visa in Ireland for just two days. How much trouble am I going to encounter? [more inside]
I'm looking for really beautiful, detailed wall maps of Ireland, The Canadian Maritimes and New England. Nice maps of Europe and US wouldn't hurt either. [more inside]
American traveller just landed in Dublin. Airline seat caused back pain. Traveller needs ibuprofen or Advil. How do we find this? It's Sunday afternoon. All we can find is panadol. Is there a way to get ibuprofen over the counter? Or even get it delivered? Our location is near = Inchicore Rd near the Kilmainham Gaol.
I would like to take a horseback riding vacation in Ireland focused on cross-country jumping. I might have some time in February, is this a good time to go? [more inside]
I've just been shortlisted for an academic position at the National University of Ireland, Galway campus, but I'm currently living in Australia! Help me with the logistics of starting to consider this move, how we might do it and what Ireland (and NUI Galway, Galway the town) is actually like! [more inside]
Can anyone give me a recommendation for a good, informative documentary about Irish history? [more inside]
IrelandFilter: My girlfriend and I are going on a trip to Ireland tomorrow. We will be arriving in Dublin and making our way with a tour group along the southern coast to the West coast of Ireland. What do I need to know about local customs, culture, etc. to not piss off the locals, not appear like a typical American, etc.? [more inside]
Help me plan a cheap as possible wedding in Ireland. [more inside]
We're going to Ireland in a few weeks and want to get a gift for the nice Irish-American woman who lives upstairs from us. Suggestions on what to get? [more inside]
Fun things to do in Ireland this weekend? [more inside]
I'll be traveling to Ireland in the fall of next year. Is now a good time to get a bunch of Euros for cheap? [more inside]
I'd like to sing some good Irish songs with a bunch of kids (I play the guitar) to have them learn something about Irish culture. Could you point at some meaningful, beautiful, traditional Irish songs ? (Tabs, melody, lyrics and background resources welcomed).
What's awesome in Ballyvaughan, Ireland? [more inside]
Will rain do any damage to my pea coat? I'm going to Ireland next month and I expect I'll get caught in the rain a time or two. Will the rain do any harm to my pea coat that's labeled "80% wool, 15% polyester, 5% other"?
Easter Weekend in Ireland: County Clare vs. Ring of Berra and Cork? [more inside]
I recently read an article and in it the author references a t-shirt popular in Ireland in the early 90s captioned, "Just in Casey," with a picture of a condom on it. I've tried finding a picture of this shirt but to no avail. My google-fu is lacking. A place where I could purchase it would be excellent but I would be content with a picture.
Traveling through Ireland, Wales, and England next week, with essentially ONE day each in Dublin, Wexford, Hay-on-Wye, Hereford, and London. Anything off the beaten path that we should check out? [more inside]
Didn't the U.S. sign an agreement with Ireland last year that would create a worker exchange program? What happened with that? [more inside]
Suggestions for an Irish road trip? [more inside]
Need a tech-savvy traveler, or voltage geek: my boss is taking a new Lenovo laptop to Ireland next week. Does she need a voltage convertor or just a plug adapter? [more inside]
Have you, or someone you know, moved pets from the US to Ireland? If so, could you share advice, or a bit about your experience? [more inside]
Help me find good rock/punk shows or venues in Scotland and Ireland this March. [more inside]
Fiction-writing-filter: Was there any non-ambiguous English name for the modern-day "Republic of Ireland" between the years 1937 and 1949? [more inside]
Son in Ireland has broken down in a car from Cong to Shannon airport. He has a US cell phone and cannot figure out how to call for police or road aid, Can anyone explain how he would dial for help? THANKS!
I need to park a car overnight tonight in Dublin, Ireland, near the Samuel Beckett Bridge. I'd rather not spend 50 Euros, which is what the closest parking garage charges. Any recommendations? [more inside]
Is this possible to search for (or prove the absence of) my Grandmother's Irish birth certificate and Irish citizenship from the comfort of my own armchair in the US, ideally inexpensively? [more inside]