Guidebook Updates for Ireland

When we learn of important changes to the information in our guidebooks on Ireland, we post them here. (Of course, it's still smart to reconfirm critical transportation and sightseeing details locally.) Armed with a Rick Steves guidebook and these late-breaking updates, you're set for a great trip!

Aran Islands

For books printed before November 2013, the following may apply:

  • Aran Doolin Ferries is no longer in operation.

Inishmore

  • Óstán Árann Hotel has closed.

Belfast

For books printed before November 2013, the following may apply:

  • McConvey Cycles no longer rents bikes.
  • Cayenne restaurant has closed (but plans to reopen in a new location in 2014).
  • Canadian citizens no longer can contact Canada's honorary consul in Belfast for passport services. Instead, contact the Canadian High Commission in London.

Connemara

For books printed before November 2013, the following may apply:

Westport
  • Abbeywood House Hostel's office number is 098-25496; please do not call their mobile number for reservations.

Dingle

  • Dunbeg Fort, described in my Dingle Peninsula Loop Trip, is currently closed to tourists (for safety, as a big chunk of the fort recently collapsed into the sea).

Dublin

For books printed before November 2013, the following may apply:

  • Dublin Greeters has suspended (and possibly ceased) its operations.
  • The Number 29 Georgian House offers one live guided tour per day at 15:00. It also provides an audioguide.
  • The Brazen Head's "Food, Folk, and Fairies" evening is now €46, and the phone number for the show has changed to 01/218-8555.

Glendalough and the Wicklow Mountains

  • Brook Cottage, in Enniskerry, has closed.

Kinsale & nearby

For books printed before November 2013, the following may apply:

  • The Fishy Fishy shop/chippy has closed.
  • An Seanachai pub has closed.
Ardmore
  • Roseville House has closed.

Portrush

For books printed before November 2013, the following may apply:

  • Ramore Oriental restaurant has closed.