[thechat] economical travel within Ireland

Drew Shiel gothwalk at gmail.com
Tue Nov 23 01:19:13 CST 2004

On Mon, 22 Nov 2004 09:24:03 -0800, Joel D Canfield <joel at spinhead.com> wrote:

> Any suggestions for the most economical method of travel around Ireland?
> We'll be way southwest, on Valentia Island. Trains don't seem to come
> close, buses don't seem to come closer than Caherciveen (maybe
> Portmagee?)

   Ouch. You're really in the outback there, as far as public
transport is concerned.
> We're not stuck on the idea of having our own car (at least, not for
> EU700 for the month) and we're not averse to a good walk.

   How many of you are there? Hitch-hiking from the last bus/train
point to Valentia is a possibility, if you're up for it.

> We're just looking for the best way to see as many parts of the country
> as we can in our month there, without spending the entire budget on
> travel.

   The bus system will get you most places without costing you TOO
much. It's that "last mile" that'll cause trouble. You might try
contacting someone on Valentia and seeing how the locals manage; you
might even be able to get someone local to do pickup-and-collect


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