Driving through the northern half of Ireland next week, does anyone have any suggestions on castles, sights, breweries, or distilleries that we shouldn't miss? [more inside]
I recently learned I am eligible for Irish citizenship because my grandparents were born in Ireland. I need to obviously prove my relation to them, which is where things get sticky. I am related to them by way of my somewhat estranged father. [more inside]
I'm going to be working in a hotel in Killarney, Ireland for two weeks in May. I'll have a few hours off here and there, but not much. Any advice on non-touristy food and drink in and around town? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good place for traditional Irish music near the Jurys Inn on Quay St in Galway City?
4 Extra days in Ireland. How should we spend our time? [more inside]
I'm going to be in Dingle, Ireland for a week in May, and I had a question about driving and the relative sanity of my plans. [more inside]
Where can I find an affordable, thorough, genealogist to help me research my Irish ancestry? [more inside]
Thinking about switching my 2005 Corolla hatchback for a 2007 Subaru Impreza sport wagon (non WRX version). Am I nuts? [more inside]
Ginger Ale ( the soda, not the beer) was supposedly invented in Ireland in the 1850s. However, I can't find anything more specific. Do you know of any history links that have concrete information about the invention of Ginger Ale in Ireland around the 1850s? If it could be pinpointed to a certain person or town or custom, that would be great.
Where exactly did my ancestors disembark in New York when they arrived from Ireland? [more inside]
Irish prank call help! Does anyone know where I can find the recording of a man prank calling someone in (Cork?) Ireland regarding a dog license? [more inside]
So I'm going on a trip this summer with my bf... my plan is to at least hit up Germany and Ireland, hopefully England too. I'm planning on this trip lasting for about a month, probably starting in August sometime. So my simple question is, what do you recommend? My more in-depth question is behind the link... [more inside]
Some friends and I would like to put on a small horror film 'revival festival' in a (large town) in Ireland... [more inside]
I am traveling to Kilkenny Ireland and Clifden Ireland next week. Is there any good antiqueing in either of those towns? I am not looking for furniture but rather tea pot/china/silver and flea market type stuff. Thank you!
Somewhere in my travels I found the album "Alive In Belfast: The Warehouse Sessions." I have the song titles, but not the artists. Help! [more inside]
Moving to Ireland for a year+, what are your tips? [more inside]
What are the most affordable options for lodging in Ireland for four adults? Please recommend places. [more inside]
Do I need to provide my passport details for APIS (Advanced Passenger Information System) purposes when flying from Dublin, Ireland to Barcelona, Spain? [more inside]
Doll customization-filter: Where to find "Mr. Clear sealer" in the US or Europe? [more inside]
Ireland Internet Question: I want to register a .ie domain. Who is a reliable registrar? Who are the ones to avoid? What was your experience? [more inside]
Is there any way for an American to live in Dublin other than a work permit, marriage, or student visa? [more inside]
This is a question directed at the Irish MeFites out there. The General Election is drawing near, but I have no idea what constituency I'm in. Where am I? Please help! [more inside]
Three of us (sister & sister with husband) are going to Ireland in mid September for 10 days. Would be most appreciative of any advice for 3 Americans who’ve never set foot in Ireland before and want to avoid the usual tourist traps and tourists. [more inside]
I want to live overseas for the summer, with an eye to emigrating, potentially. I am thinking of Ireland or maybe the UK. Please help by telling me about your experience if you were thinking about or did the same thing. [more inside]
Is there anywhere in Dublin, Ireland I can buy staple Japanese ingredients such as Miso, Dashi and Mirin? [more inside]
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?
What cheeses should I go out of my way to try in Ireland? [more inside]
How do I calculate my foreign tax credit on my Canadian tax return? [more inside]
St. Patrick's Day is coming up. Can you recommend books for getting into the mood and for appreciating Irish heritage and culture?
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]
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]
Suggestions wanted for movies for screening in East Timor... [more inside]
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]
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]
Can I buy Irn-Bru in Ireland? [more inside]
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]
Need advise on travel options for an Ireland + England vacation. [more inside]
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]
What are the alternatives for accessing broadband with a laptop while traveling in rural Ireland--internet cafes not acceptable. [more inside]
How best to track upcoming gigs in Ireland? [more inside]
Cardboard-boxes-get-damp-filter: Slothrop and I are less than a week away from our big move to Dublin. Help us negotiate the landmines. [more inside]
How far away is the bus station in Doolin from the ferry? [more inside]
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!
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]
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?
I'm traveling to Belfast next month for the first time. Travel tips? [more inside]
Help me determine how much green blood runs through my veins. [more inside]
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]
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.