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Accommodation travelling about Ireland

Hi all, 2 of us are off to circumnavigate Ireland by car in September this year--should we just "wing " the B+B's or is it advisable to book in advance? What daily budget ,for a reasonable standard of accommodation would be required??
All help would be appreciated--Wayneo--Australia

Posted by
2876 posts

Probably the easiest country in Europe in which to "wing it" with B&B's is Ireland, because there are so many. As an example, lists 2,544 B&B's and small inns in Ireland. We've stayed in many Irish B&B's & the price is quite variable. I'd say you'll pay between 40 & 80 euros/night on average. Which includes an often substantial Irish breakfast.

Posted by
484 posts

You should probably book you first and last nights lodging so you will have some place ready after a long flight and have someplace to stay to give you plenty of time to get to the airport for your flight home. In between, if you are there in September, finding b&b's should not be a problem.

Posted by
2374 posts

Agree with previous post, get at least first night and then just wing it, there are plenty of b&b's to choose from, you can go into one and if don't like it just politely leave. Look for the shamrock outside as this says the property has been approved by the tourist bureau. Enjoy.

Posted by
9110 posts

Sure. The economy is in the tank. Ask, and they might drop the price a bit.

Posted by
46 posts

Hi all , thanks for the replies--cant wait to get over there and enjoy the country---Wayneo

Posted by
993 posts

As previously posted, book your first and last nights accomodation. During the week winging it is fine, just remember that often weekends will fill up more quickly so you might want to do a little advance thinking about where you'll want to be then. Knocking on doors if fine for a lot of people. I prefer to use a TI where they can help you book a B&B for a few days ahead.