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Old 23 November 2011, 12:38   #111
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I'm originally from CoWicklow and know the town pretty well. Honestly think there are better places!

Dún Laoghaire is a far further but maybe work the extra distance as facilities/craic would be far better.
About 3 Nm further.

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Trip Advisor is usually a good guide for Irish Accommodation and Pubs/Restaurants - look for 4 stars. We're a very critical lot. You'll have heard of Critical Mass... that's when we sit down the back of the chapel whispering about the poor standard of the Homily.
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About 3 Nm further.

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Trip Advisor is usually a good guide for Irish Accommodation and Pubs/Restaurants - look for 4 stars. We're a very critical lot. You'll have heard of Critical Mass... that's when we sit down the back of the chapel whispering about the poor standard of the Homily.
Distance wise there's next to nowt in it. I'm thinking nice safe marina, taxi to comfortable hotel, hot shower, into town, a couple of the blackstuff, good meal, a few more beers, warm bed, good breakfast, nice steady run back, back home for sunday tea
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Head here instead: Welcome to the Web Site of the Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company

There is a decent marina and 4 Yacht Clubs. Im sure one of them would be happy to accommodate. Im a country member of one of them so I'm sure i could do something there if people are interested?
Does look good
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FYI, I consulted donegaldan, and he highly recommends Dún Laoghaire (good social scene ). The marina is hurricane proof. The urban rail (DART) runs from the marina into Dublin. The Royal Marine Hotel**** overlooks the harbour (2 mins walk) and currently offers a double room for about £75 on a Saturday in July. Reports are good (just don't eat there). The immediate locality has loads of pubs and restaurants. You would have to liase carefully with the Harbour Authority, as you don't want to intermeddle with the big Cats

Obviously the marina has fuel, etc.
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FYI, I consulted donegaldan, and he highly recommends Dún Laoghaire (good social scene ). The marina is hurricane proof. The urban rail (DART) runs from the marina into Dublin. The Royal Marine Hotel**** overlooks the harbour (2 mins walk) and currently offers a double room for about £75 on a Saturday in July. Reports are good (just don't eat there). The immediate locality has loads of pubs and restaurants. You would have to liase carefully with the Harbour Authority, as you don't want to intermeddle with the big Cats

Obviously the marina has fuel, etc.
That looks a better idea if we group book the hotel they might do it a bit less.
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FYI, I consulted donegaldan, and he highly recommends Dún Laoghaire (good social scene ). The marina is hurricane proof. The urban rail (DART) runs from the marina into Dublin. The Royal Marine Hotel**** overlooks the harbour (2 mins walk) and currently offers a double room for about £75 on a Saturday in July. Reports are good (just don't eat there). The immediate locality has loads of pubs and restaurants. You would have to liase carefully with the Harbour Authority, as you don't want to intermeddle with the big Cats

Obviously the marina has fuel, etc.
Cheers Willk a big difference to Wicklow and fuel is important no need to hump Jerry cans around town
Distance wise not much in it either but I so like the Look of Wicklow and did say that's where I wanted to go and don't oftern change my mind but ....!! I only suggested this cruise and will go with the flow so people lets have some feed back

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That looks a better idea if we group book the hotel they might do it a bit less.
The thought had occurred to me. However, I'm not getting involved in a RIBnet group buy

I was going to suggest arranging a "code" or suchlike to enable individuals to book directly with the hotel. If the organisers (Black Shadow & Co) of the cruise want, I will be happy to sound the hotel out...

For those not in the know, hotel rates here have fallen dramatically in the last two years. Often they are similar to B&Bs in cost.
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The thought had occurred to me. However, I'm not getting involved in a RIBnet group buy

I was going to suggest arranging a "code" or suchlike to enable individuals to book directly with the hotel. If the organisers (Black Shadow & Co) of the cruise want, I will be happy to sound the hotel out...

Yes please Willk any info would be great be a few rusty nails coming your way

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I so like the Look of Wicklow and did say that's where I wanted to go and don't oftern change my mind but ....!! I only suggested this cruise and will go with the flow so people lets have some feed back
At the heel of the hunt Tony, it's your cruise and you should go where you want. I would.

BTW, I took the liberty of posting the info on Dún Laoghaire as I had checked the accommodation situation in Wicklow town and started to panic. Plus the local lad was dissing his hometown on a UK website (I'm not sure he CAN go back now... )

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