EXCELLENT WEEKENDS IN IRELAND FROM € 100 TO € 500

EXCELLENT WEEKENDS IN IRELAND FROM € 100 TO € 500

Introduction by A.C.N.

HI! We are B1+ Students at CEC, and we have designed this project for future and current students in Cork (Ireland).

The project is based on different activities depending on the budget that you have. In each budget you will find 2 or 3 options for activities that you can do on weekends.

Each group was given a budget of € 150, € 300 or € 500.

Budget 1 (€150)

Suggested itinerary for Friday afternoon:

From Cork English College, a good way to go to Shandon Bells is on foot, which takes 10 minutes. (Note: under 18’s are to be accompanied by an adult). The price is €3 and you can spend about 1h inside. Then you could go to Fitzgerald’s Park which takes about 8 minutes and you can spend about 1 or 2h there. After that, it’s a good idea to visit Franciscans Well Pub and you should do the tour which costs €10 and you can taste different kinds of beer. If you want you can try the best pizza in Cork! If you enjoy listening to latin music you should go to The Crane Lane Theatre.Capture

Suggested itinerary for Saturday morning/afternoon:

  • The Cliffs of Moher
  • Galway

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From Cork city, a good way to go to The Cliffs of Moher you can choose to go by car (about 2h and 40 minutes) or to go by bus (about 3h and 30 minutes). If you rent a car the price is €140 (for 2 days) and if you take the bus the price is €35 (from Paddywagon). If you opt to stay somewhere, we recommend you stay in Galway for 1 night (the price varies between €16 and €20, depending on the accommodation). (Note: you can only go to both of them on the same day if you rent a car).

Suggested itinerary for Sunday morning/afternoon:

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From Galway city, a good way to go to Dingle you can choose to go by car (about 3h and 35 minutes) or to go by bus from Cork (you will spend 11 hours in this trip because is includes The Ring of Kerry). If you rent a car the price is €140 (for 2 days) and if you take the bus the price is €39 (from Paddywagon).

After that, if you wish to spend time in an excellent Irish pub you should go to The Oliver Plunkett Pub.

Suggested itinerary for Friday afternoon:

From Cork English College, a good way to go to Shandon Bells is on foot, which takes 10 minutes. (Note: under 18’s are to be accompanied by an adult). The price is €3 and you can spend about 1h inside. Then you could go to Carrolls Irish Gifts which takes about 18 minutes and you can spend about 45 minutes there doing some shopping. Then you could go to English Market which takes about 7 minutes and you can spend about 45 minutes there doing some shopping and you can buy some good cheeses. After that, it’s a good idea to visit Elizabeth Fort which takes 7 minutes. If you enjoy listening to latin music you should go to The Crane Lane Theatre after.

Suggested itinerary for Saturday morning/afternoon:

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From Cork English College, a good way to go to University College Cork is on foot, which takes 25 minutes, or by bus which takes 15 minutes with the line 205, you can spend about 2 hours there visiting the garden and the University buildings, you must go to the Aula Maxima. Then you could go to Fitzgerald´s Park which takes about 13 minutes from UCC and you can spend about 1 or 2 hours there walking around the park, it´s beautiful. Then you could go to St. Fin Barre´s Cathedral which takes about 17 minutes and you can spend about 30 minutes there. After that you should go to The Mardyke Entertainment Complex which takes about 8 minutes you can spend a lot of time there bowling, playing pool and ping pong.

Suggested itinerary for Sunday morning/afternoon:

From Cork English College, a good way to go to Cobh is by train (which cost €9.90), which takes 15 minutes and you can spend the morning and afternoon there visiting the town, you must go to the Cathedral. At night it´s a good idea, you to go to Old Oak Pub.

 

By Pablo Nicolás Rosado Pizarraya and Tatiane Silva Passos

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