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Kashrus
The KCI - Kashrut Committee of Ireland is the only Kashrus in Ireland.
The Rav Hamachshir is the Rabbi of the Dublin Hebrew Congregation Rabbi Lent - A Chabad Rabbi.

Kosher
SuperValu has a great Kosher Section with Fresh bread, challah, cheese, frozen/fresh meat, vegetarian (Tivall) products, frozen meals (can be reheated in non kosher ovens), wine and other basics are also available.
Open till 10:30pm seven days a week.
Address: SuperValu Braemor Road, Churchtown, Dublin 14

Bread Irish Pride Bread is Kosher (Re Pas Yisroel The Oven is officially turned off twice a year around Christmas Day and middle of the year around June 30 - Both times it is turned back on by the Rabbi. Some rely on this some don't, mainly because in this case there is no system for alerting the Rabbi in case the factory experiences an issue. Frum people in Ireland rely on this bread for 3 weeks after the fire is re-lit.)

Catering:
There is only one Kosher Certified caterer in Ireland, Melanie Stein.
Melanie cooks in the kosher kitchens of the Dublin Hebrew Congregation and is under basic supervision (ie there is not a mashgiach constantly on site).
Her email is melaniestein123@gmail.com
The Standard cooking is NOT glatt, nor cholov Yisroel or pas yisroel.
(In Development is a Mehadrin option - by RCArentals in conjunction with Melanie/Rabbi lent - updates to come.)

Synagogue:
DUBLIN HEBREW CONGREGATION
32a Rathfarnham Road, Dublin 6

Shabbos Meals
The Dublin Hebrew Congregation may be able to arrange Shabbos meals at local residents.
(There is a mandatory Donation of 36eur p/p.)
Email: office@jewishireland.org with your, Names and Dates - requesting to be paired with Mehadrin if you specifically want mehadrin.
Typically Friday night guests are paired with Rabbi Lent.
Note: They cannot guarantee this - and it's a case by case request basis.

Activities:
Castles
Whiskey


Hotels:

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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #45 on: May 29, 2014, 03:35:45 PM »
Just realized that you drive on the left side of the road in Ireland. This should be interesting. Anyone have experience with left-side driving? Is it hard to pickup on the first try?
Not too bad to pick up. It takes a little bit of getting used to. Just keep repeating to yourself, close left far right. It's a shame to only do it a day and a half because by the time you get used to it, you'll be done
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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #46 on: May 29, 2014, 03:40:23 PM »
Not too bad to pick up. It takes a little bit of getting used to. Just keep repeating to yourself, close left far right. It's a shame to only do it a day and a half because by the time you get used to it, you'll be done
Okay. Wow, I'm picturing those turns now. Haha.
I might also get a rental in England for trips like Harry Potter tour or maybe Windsor/Stonehenge/Bath, so I might just be a pro at this by the time I'm done.

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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #47 on: July 24, 2014, 09:33:11 AM »
Does anybody know anything about Shabbos meals in Dublin? Are they available at Chabad? Any other options? Also, what are the must sees? How far are they from Dublin?

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« Reply #48 on: July 24, 2014, 01:57:31 PM »
Does anybody know anything about Shabbos meals in Dublin? Are they available at Chabad? Any other options? Also, what are the must sees? How far are they from Dublin?
Just got back today :)
Didn't stay for Shabbos so I don't know.
Read upthread for ideas - it's a short one. A quick TR - we did Jameson Distillery tour in town and it was great! We also took a 2 hr 15 min train to Belfast to the Titanic Museum - my wife, a Titanic movie lover, absolutely loved it. I, who enjoyed the movie, thought it was nice.

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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #49 on: July 24, 2014, 05:29:00 PM »
Does anybody know anything about Shabbos meals in Dublin? Are they available at Chabad? Any other options? Also, what are the must sees? How far are they from Dublin?

There is no real Chabad in Dublin. The rav of the shul is a chabadnick. If you want meals, you can contact him or contact me and I can put you in touch with the right people.  There are no hotels just B&Bs within walking distance of the shul.

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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #50 on: July 24, 2014, 06:45:03 PM »
Just got back today :)
Didn't stay for Shabbos so I don't know.
Read upthread for ideas - it's a short one. A quick TR - we did Jameson Distillery tour in town and it was great! We also took a 2 hr 15 min train to Belfast to the Titanic Museum - my wife, a Titanic movie lover, absolutely loved it. I, who enjoyed the movie, thought it was nice.
Thanx for the suggestion! Looking forward to reading your entire TR!

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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #51 on: November 05, 2014, 01:37:06 PM »
Is it worth stopping in DUB from a Tuesday night through a Thursday night or spending more time in LHR and CDG? Why?

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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #52 on: November 05, 2014, 01:47:47 PM »
For me the allure of Ireland is not Dublin but the country-side/nature. I wouldn't do just for DUB. I'd rather spend more time in Paris and London
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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #53 on: November 05, 2014, 01:49:03 PM »
But the city itself is fun, too :)

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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #54 on: November 05, 2014, 01:51:51 PM »
Do things right. Spend the proper time in London and Paris and you'll come back to Ireland some other time
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Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #55 on: November 05, 2014, 02:11:12 PM »
I may be a little (or a lot) biased but I say go to Ireland. It's a beautiful country filled with the friendliest people you'll ever meet. Unless you know that you'll be going back for a proper visit, jump on the opportunity now. It's probably a lot more likely that another trip will have you stopping in LHR and you can always see more of it (London) then.
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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #56 on: November 05, 2014, 02:16:16 PM »
Or you can always get a BOS-DUB flight for not too many Avios.

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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #57 on: November 05, 2014, 02:40:24 PM »
For me the allure of Ireland is not Dublin but the country-side/nature. I wouldn't do just for DUB. I'd rather spend more time in Paris and London
Any examples? Cliffs of Mohr ad discussed upthread?
Do things right. Spend the proper time in London and Paris and you'll come back to Ireland some other time
I've been to London before. Seen most of the attraction in the city (not the Dungeons though). That's why I'm thinking of spending shabbos there. Do you still think it's not worth it for me?

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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #58 on: November 05, 2014, 02:43:01 PM »
I may be a little (or a lot) biased but I say go to Ireland. It's a beautiful country filled with the friendliest people you'll ever meet. Unless you know that you'll be going back for a proper visit, jump on the opportunity now
Yeah, maybe just a little  ;). I don't know if I'd be going back anytime soon.
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It's probably a lot more likely that another trip will have you stopping in LHR and you can always see more of it (London) then.
That's exactly how I saw LHR the last time.

Or you can always get a BOS-DUB flight for not too many Avios.
True, but not too practical unless I move to the east coast.

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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #59 on: November 05, 2014, 03:08:42 PM »
True, but not too practical unless I move to the east coast.
Ah, yes. That would help.