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HoneyMoon in Ireland??

MrMrsHoward <3, on January 17, 2014 at 5:54 PM Posted in Honeymoon 0 22
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My Fh and I really want to go somewhere different for our honeymoon because we have done many cruises to the Caribbean and then an all inclusive to DR. My family thinks its crazy to go Ireland in August because the weather wont be hot and tropical.

Are we being to different? Thinking too much about it? Is Ireland a place to go for a honeymoon , rather its better to just go for a regular vacation?

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Latest activity by MrMrsHoward <3, on January 22, 2014 at 7:50 PM
  • ItsGoodToBeKing
    Master February 2014
    ItsGoodToBeKing ·
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    July and august is the ONLY time to go ireland without freezing your fucking ass off.

    I LOVED backpacking ireland. The people are wonderful, there are castles everywhere. I'm a sucker for castles and swans. And there's just so much to do. Plus, drinking in Dublin is a must

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  • L
    Master February 2015
    LetItSnow ·
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    That is the BEST time to go to Ireland. You don't need to sit on a beach to call it a honeymoon. FH and I are going to Greece because it's different from our usual hot vacations. We want to remember our honeymoon as different.

    The people are amazing.

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  • Married2013
    Master September 2013
    Married2013 ·
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    We honeymooned in Ireland late September / early October 2013. We had an absolute blast and are so happy we chose to honeymoon there. We did everything from exploring the countryside, to pub crawling, to kissing the blarney stone! When I think of our honeymoon I reminisce on fun and romantic memories. We had a wonderful time and I would suggest the trip to anyone and everyone for their honeymoon : )




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  • MrMrsHoward <3
    Dedicated August 2015
    MrMrsHoward <3 ·
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    Aww all of u made me more excited about going to Ireland!! @Lindsay did u do all inclusive? who did you go through to book it?

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  • P
    Devoted May 2014
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    We are going to northern England and then a couple days in Paris for our honeymoon...I think it's romantic!

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  • Kristin
    Super April 2014
    Kristin ·
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    Heck yeah. I'm going there in June. It's somewhere I have always wanted to go and FH has no preference. We do beaches almost every year (FL, Bahamas, Jamaica) Hawaii is on the list and so is Mexico. We decided since we do that as the norm, we might as well do something different for the honeymoon.

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  • MrMrsHoward <3
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    MrMrsHoward <3 ·
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    I dont want to sound rude or crazy but my family keeps saying "black people" don't go there... or are they friendly to "black people"?.. My FH and I see no color and obviously don't mind what race people are.. but our family is I guess being either really annoying or concerned of the fun time we will have..

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  • Lady V
    Super September 2014
    Lady V ·
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    Anywhere you'd like to visit can be a place to go for your honeymoon. Definitely go to Ireland if you want to!

    I'm not even considering anything beachy/tropical for our honeymoon. We aren't beach people and already live somewhere that is hot/warm all year. We're getting married in September and I'd much rather go somewhere that actually has autumn, as that's my favorite season and I miss it.

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  • Kristin
    Super April 2014
    Kristin ·
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    Tempest, that I can't say because I have no clue. On a whim I decided to Google it and I must say that I wasn't disappointed in the first answer.

    "It's likely that because you're American you'll be disliked (like every where else in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America ect) but surprisingly because you're African American you'll probably generate a lot of interest because over here African Americans are presented as people with lots of personality which will be welcomed.

    My best advice is to call yourself African Canadian and you will be loved."

    There you have it. Say you're Canadian and you're safe.

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  • MrMrsHoward <3
    Dedicated August 2015
    MrMrsHoward <3 ·
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    @Kristin thanks for the fun and awesome advice!

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  • Kristin
    Super April 2014
    Kristin ·
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    Do you think you'll give it a go or go to an exotic location instead? As much as my advice was fun I'm sorry it wasn't helpful. I've read that people haven't had an issue at all. That doesn't necessarily mean that you won't though.

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  • Julia Elzie
    Julia Elzie ·
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    Hi!

    Ireland is very similar to Seattle - there is rainy season and August, probably a bit of July, too. It will be comfortably warm in the 70's and '80's, you may see a day or two of light soft summer rain, but there are amazing spas, museums, sit and linger in a pub, outstanding shopping, dine in some outstanding restaurants, curl up with a book and a cup of tea. It is so green and beautiful, gentle hills there. It is a lovely place. It is a gem of a place in the world.

    The Irish people are the sweetest, friendliest, warm and welcoming souls. They will welcome you warmly and treat you like old friends - they care more about whether you are fun and funny than your race.

    Have a great day!

    Julia Elzie

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  • MrMrsHoward <3
    Dedicated August 2015
    MrMrsHoward <3 ·
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    @Julianne thanks. . Everyone getting me more excited

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  • Married2013
    Master September 2013
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    We went with contiki tours. It was actually a group tour for people aged under 35. It worked out for us though because the trip was mostly couples and another honeymoon couple so besides traveling together on the coach we all did our own thing once we got to our stops for the day and night.

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  • erin
    VIP April 2014
    erin ·
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    Ireland is great. I live in England and agree that for the UK and Ireland, August is probably the best time to go in terms of weather (always have an umbrella with you as you might leave the house and it's sunny but then it might just decide to pour down on you randomly!). Dublin is awesome... make sure to go the Dublin Jail (Kilmainham Gaol) as it's super cool and interesting. You can do all sorts of day and overnight tours all over the country. Some will go up into Northern Ireland too. You can go with a company or do it yourself by train or rent a car (if you guys are cool with driving on the left). If you have time, swing by the UK too! London is an hour flight away and you can get super cheap flights (I've flown for 14 pnds before). Scotland is also freaking amazing and beautiful and worth the trip too.

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  • erin
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    erin ·
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    Just saw some other comments. There aren't a lot of black people in Ireland (I have lots of Irish friends and we've discussed this before) but I don't think it would be an issue. They are used to tourists and most Irish I know are fairly laid back and embrace cultural differences. Also, please DO NOT say you're Canadian. I'm Canadian and find it weird and awkward when Americans try to pass themselves off as us. Just be nice and polite and take anything people say about America with a grain of salt. People here like "banter" and to "take the piss" which is just joking around really and very rarely do they seriously mean anything by it.

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  • Kristin
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    People actually claim they are Canadian when American? I thought the post was a joke suggesting that. That almost makes it even funnier.

    I couldn't imagine not being proud of who you are and where you're from. Ah well, to each their own.

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  • erin
    VIP April 2014
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    I've seen it! In several places in Europe I've seen people that are clearly American (accents and things they talked about gave it away) who've told others they are Canadian or were wearing Canadian flags.

    To be fair, I've been assumed to be American and been treated harshly and then when they found out I wasn't they treated me much better. I can see why people do it, but still think it's not right and it's going to be clear if you have any sort of southern accent or don't know much about Canada. I overheard one server say to one family that he had cousins in "the French part" and the guy just went "oh... wait... there's a French part?" Not a smooth move.

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  • Stacey
    Savvy October 2014
    Stacey ·
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    My sister and her husband took a 17 day trip of South Ireland and love it! It was November and chilly, but they have such great stories. They ended up taking a CTI Pub tour of Ireland and stopped at all the major cities and famous castles. Then they ended up having three days to drive around themselves and explore. The one of their favorite memories was spending 8 hours at St. James Gate or also known as the Guinness factory. I say do go for it and it's your honeymoon, not your family.

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  • A
    Super November 2014
    Alison ·
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    Do it! That sounds awesome. We are planning to do our honeymoon in Scotland May 2015. Definitely different and something we will remember for a long time to come Smiley smile Just check which months are best. Some things during the winter get shut down due to weather.

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