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14 Days in Ireland-laundry opportunities

For those of you who have taken this tour, where did you fit in a load of laundry?
FYI, I am a veteran of 5 RS tours, pack light, wash some in the sink, but in a 14 trip + an add on of a week at the end I will need to wash at least once.

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There is a laundry service in Dingle, also listed in the guidebook “Dingle Cleaners”. I don’t remember if the hotel arranged for the service or if one had to take one’s laundry to the cleaners. It was quick turn-around. If you use the search tool on this website for “Dingle Cleaners” there are some other posts.

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I did notice that one in the guide, but it had no self service. Was it far from the where the tour stayed?

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About a 15 minute walk. It’s right in the center of town. Our group was split between Heaton’s Guest House and Castlewood House.

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Used the Dingle Cleaners on that trip since they were closest to the B&B we stayed at. They do the wash/dry/fold for you. I don't remember the exact cost (probably charged by the kilo) but it seemed reasonable for what I needed washed. Also, not having to stand there over the machines was worth the few extra Euro it cost so that I had more free time to enjoy being outside in the fantastic weather.

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Plus you'll have a full free day there so you can do some sightseeing, do some laundry and then check out some pubs, lol!!

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problem is I don't dry most of my clothes to completion. I dry a little and then hang. I actually enjoy laundry which is why I prefer self serve. Maybe they will agree to wash and not dry some of my things-worth asking Thanks, everyone.

Our tour guide, Dara, arranged for a laundry pickup & delivery when we stayed in Dingle. I believe we paid 15 euros for a single bag, but my husband & I were able to get our pants (1 each), plus our shirts, socks and underclothes laundered. Adopting the Rick Steve’s philosophy of traveling light, we were used to laundering items in the sink, generally when we had two nights in one location. At the close of the tour, we flew to Manchester, England, and traveled by train to Sheffield, Cambridge and ended our trip in London. By the time we reached our AirBnB (London), we were excited to do a couple of loads of laundry for our final days of travel.