My brothers and I are going to Ireland for a week-long trip beginning Sunday. We'll be driving around the countryside in Clare, Galway and Kerry, and I'm bringing my car GPS along to help us navigate. Here's a quick last-minute question: is the power adapter jack in European cars the same as the one in American cars or do I need some sort of converter similar to the kind needed for household outlets?
posted by briank
on Mar 22, 2007 -
St. Patrick's Day is coming up. Can you recommend books for getting into the mood and for appreciating Irish heritage and culture? [more inside]
posted by cadge
on Feb 21, 2007 -
Irishlorefilter: I once heard a brief reference to a fascinating irish legend/tale/fictionalized episode. This was many years ago, back when ask Metafilter didn't exist, so I don't know if everything I say is true or I made it up. [more inside]
posted by Baldons
on Feb 11, 2007 -
I'm in ireland, getting ready for the final leg of my trip tomorrow: Wicklow, Glendalough. Looks like we're going to miss the guided tour, and I think I'm alright with that, although this is a last minute plan, and it seems like an awfully big place... [more inside]
posted by greggish
on Jan 14, 2007 -
Lost in Ireland: I'm a thirtysomething single woman who would like to spend some time in Ireland, anywhere from 2 to 5 weeks, probably in March or April. What to do? [more inside]
posted by eileen
on Jan 3, 2007 -
Advice on restaurants in Limerick, Ireland that will be open on Christmas Day? Bonus points for restaurants with a fireplace. Alternately, recommendations on reasonably priced restaurants in Dublin with fireplaces for the last few days in December? [more inside]
posted by Caz721
on Nov 30, 2006 -
My boyfriend and I have a week to spend in the U.K. or Ireland at the end of December. Where to go, what to do, where to stay, and how not to accidentally bankrupt ourselves? [more inside]
posted by xaire
on Oct 9, 2006 -
What are the alternatives for accessing broadband with a laptop while traveling in rural Ireland--internet cafes not acceptable. [more inside]
posted by rmhsinc
on Sep 30, 2006 -
and I are less than a week away from our big move to Dublin. Help us negotiate the landmines. [more inside]
posted by dirtmonster
on Aug 28, 2006 -
Is this a legit hotel booking site? Does anyone have any experience with hotelsireland.com
, good or bad? I found a too good to be true rate for a hotel in Ireland (Trim Castle Hotel) that's about half the normal rate, but want to know I'm not going to be scammed when I give them money. Googling around isn't yielding anything in the way of reviews for this site. Thanks!
posted by banjo_and_the_pork
on Jul 25, 2006 -
How to woo a Scottish/Irish boy.. are there tricks or sexual customs I should know? What is he used to from the local girls? [more inside]
posted by cior
on Jul 18, 2006 -
We are moving to Dublin with our eight-month old baby and I'm finding it difficult to find information on playgroups, nursery rhyme groups etc. Does anyone know of any? Generally, what sort of social activites are there for new Mums in the city?
posted by Mrs.Doyle
on Apr 2, 2006 -
Today is St. Patrick's day. Is it only a holiday for catholic Irish? In NYC, the big 5th Avenue parade is run by a Catholic Org. (thereby prohibiting gays), but is labeled as an "Irish Pride" Parade, but we never hear about the protestant side of the Irish? [more inside]
posted by Duck_Lips
on Mar 17, 2006 -
Potcheen. Poteen. Poitin. Does anybody know anything about the 'unlawfully distilled Irish liquor?' I'm writing a novel where one of the characters is attempting to become an expert on the drink. While I'm not looking to make the stuff myself, I'm interested on information ranging from history, legality, distillation. Anything really.
posted by Football Bat
on Mar 1, 2006 -
, the IRA's leader in the early 1920s, supposedly had a great grandfather who had been a member of the United Irishmen and fought in the 1798 rebellion. Does anyone know the great grandfather's name or where I could find that information out? [more inside]
posted by jamesonandwater
on Feb 17, 2006 -
Traveling to Ireland in Sept. Will be renting a car in Dublin and seeing the countryside for a week. Any suggestions for affordable (<100 eu per person per night) castle accommodations? Recommendations on B&B's also welcome. Also, what are the must-see, non-"touristy" attractions.
posted by unccivil
on Jan 27, 2006 -
If Blair called for a referendum in Northern Ireland on joining Eire, which side would win? Has the higher birth-rate of Catholics made a difference? Is the increasing paramilitary disarmament indicative of a political climate in which a democratic handover could take place with an acceptably low level of violence?
posted by Pretty_Generic
on Nov 9, 2005 -
Ireland Work and Travel Filter: I will be in Ireland for the month of September, to see what it might be like to live and work there, as well as have a nice holiday. I’m planning on staying in Dublin for most, if not all, of this trip.
My professional background includes nearly ten years of experience in marketing and business development for architecture, engineering, and construction management firms. Additionally, I have some experience with sustainable/green building projects, project management, and document control systems. [more inside]
posted by trixie_bee
on Jul 19, 2005 -
As an American, how difficult is it to emigrate to either Australia or Ireland? [more inside]
posted by mexican
on Mar 14, 2005 -
Southwest Ireland (Tralee, Co. Kerry) this May. With a toddler and a 73 year old in tow. We'd like to find a cottage to rent and stuff to do. Also, basic logistics and any other travel tips would be appreciated. Can anyone help? [MI] [more inside]
posted by bondcliff
on Jan 19, 2005 -
Any music historians out there? A friend is producing a play at a community theatre, and needs help with the music. It's set in northern Ireland in 1936, so I need help identifying what the radio would likely have played at that time. Anybody know of any resources for this sort of thing? [more inside]
posted by GhostintheMachine
on Jan 4, 2005 -
EuroFilter: I'm going to Ireland in February and am quite concerned about the US Dollar's free-fall against the Euro. What's the best way to buy some Euros now so that at least some of my cash (about half what I'll spend there) is pegged at the current rate? Should I buy cash? How hard is that to take with me? Is there a way I can open an Irish bank account (a little interest would be nice)?
I know that the whole currency futures thing is very risky and I *could* lose money, but I'm just sayin.
posted by dbmcd
on Nov 19, 2004 -
I want to but an aeriel or radio that will pick up digital radio
. Advice, experiences and pointers would be greatly appreciated. I am in Ireland
if that makes any difference. What I really want is to pick up on English medium wave broadcasts
posted by kenaman
on Jul 20, 2004 -
Let's say you're spending three weeks in Europe late this summer. The first week is in Denmark, the third is in Ireland. Where would you spend the second? You'd like to go somewhere off the beaten path (in other words not Paris, London, or Amsterdam), but don't want to spend too much time in transit. You'd rather go somewhere rural than urban, you have a limited budget, and you'd prefer culture to castles and cathedrals. Any suggestions?
posted by emptyage
on Apr 19, 2004 -
Being 1/2 Irish I really should know the answers to these questions, but I don't. This year I'm taking over the St. Patrick's Day dinner from my mom. 1) How much corned beef and cabbage do I need for 7 adults and three kids? 2) Is there a traditional Irish dessert (besides whiskey) that should be served afterwards? 3) What about appetizers? 4) Are the draft bottles of Guinness as good as the cans? 4b) Are they pint-sized? 5) Any other tips, other than not wearing orange?
posted by bondcliff
on Mar 15, 2004 -