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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 #120 on: August 16, 2016, 12:09:50 PM »
Nice, but we didn't get there.  We enjoyed them in the DAA Lounge, though. :)
Love the Haskama!
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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #121 on: August 16, 2016, 12:18:12 PM »
I know i might get smashed for this line but....
The way I look at it the more you restrict them the more they feel its a forbidden fruit tell them they can have responsibly and see if they want....
(USE WITH WISDOM!!!)
U may get smashed for the line? Or ur kids will end up smashed?

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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #122 on: August 16, 2016, 12:28:25 PM »
I'm not sure if/when I'll get around to a full TR, so let me add a few bits of info that may be helpful to other.

We used the "left luggage" office at DUB. It's located in T1, which is not where EI and most international flights depart/arrive. But T1 and T2 are only 5 minutes walk apart.  The Greencaps are the company that does the left luggage. Not cheap, 8Euro/bag per 24h. But having to roll our carryon bags all day would have been a nonstarter.

We rode AirportExpress bus #757 to and from the city. Very convenient, stops only a few blocks from the Bretzel bakery (at the line's terminus) and also stops near Trinity College and Temple Bar areas.  It was a great deal for us: They have a special 1916-2016 centennial (Easter uprising) special for famlies: 10Euro for the whole family for a 24h ride to/from airoprt.  10E total!

We enjoyed the bakery. I would say it's worth the effort to go.  Nice artisan breads and scones.  Store staff very clear about what is and what is not kosher.

We visited the irish jewish msueaum  free. Worth 45minutes to see and learn.

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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #123 on: August 16, 2016, 12:28:55 PM »
I left that for the reader to decide.
U may get smashed for the line? Or ur kids will end up smashed?
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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #124 on: August 16, 2016, 12:29:54 PM »
I left that for the reader to decide.
"Smashed" referring to drunk. Lol

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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #125 on: August 16, 2016, 12:33:43 PM »
"Smashed" referring to drunk. Lol
not that anything is wrong with that
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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #126 on: August 16, 2016, 12:34:41 PM »
not that anything is wrong with that
I know, it was said "tongue in cheek" notice the emoji

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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #127 on: August 16, 2016, 01:42:40 PM »
I'm not sure if/when I'll get around to a full TR, so let me add a few bits of info that may be helpful to other.

We used the "left luggage" office at DUB. It's located in T1, which is not where EI and most international flights depart/arrive. But T1 and T2 are only 5 minutes walk apart.  The Greencaps are the company that does the left luggage. Not cheap, 8Euro/bag per 24h. But having to roll our carryon bags all day would have been a nonstarter.

We rode AirportExpress bus #757 to and from the city. Very convenient, stops only a few blocks from the Bretzel bakery (at the line's terminus) and also stops near Trinity College and Temple Bar areas.  It was a great deal for us: They have a special 1916-2016 centennial (Easter uprising) special for famlies: 10Euro for the whole family for a 24h ride to/from airoprt.  10E total!

We enjoyed the bakery. I would say it's worth the effort to go.  Nice artisan breads and scones.  Store staff very clear about what is and what is not kosher.

We visited the irish jewish msueaum  free. Worth 45minutes to see and learn.
Nice quick report! Great deal on the bus. I didn't know about the bakery. Is that new?

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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #128 on: November 13, 2016, 06:35:21 AM »
Nice quick report! Great deal on the bus. I didn't know about the bakery. Is that new?
The bakery is actually very old, dating at least to pre WW2. In the museum , there is a photograph of the Jewish neighborhood that shows the bakery with a sign designating it as kosher. So, at one time, it was fully kosher. Now, only certain items.

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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #129 on: November 14, 2016, 11:35:42 PM »
What is the cheapest cell provider? On DL 44 to DUB and will be there fore just a day. 

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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #130 on: January 17, 2017, 10:26:23 PM »
Any recommendations for a guidebook to read through for Ireland?

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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #131 on: February 22, 2017, 09:46:40 AM »
Cool - just came across a Jewish community in Northern Ireland in Belfast! Unfortunately, I found them because their cemetery was vandalized last year. However, I had a small conversation with them and learned that they have a Shul and Minyan on Shabbos morning (and Thursday mornings), and get food shipped in from Manchester. I introduced them to this thread, so perhaps they will join and help people with planning.

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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #132 on: February 22, 2017, 10:00:06 AM »
Cool - just came across a Jewish community in Northern Ireland in Belfast! Unfortunately, I found them because their cemetery was vandalized last year. However, I had a small conversation with them and learned that they have a Shul and Minyan on Shabbos morning (and Thursday mornings), and get food shipped in from Manchester. I introduced them to this thread, so perhaps they will join and help people with planning.
Are you in Belfast now?
If you are, check this out:
http://www.thegobbinscliffpath.com/
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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #133 on: February 22, 2017, 05:15:07 PM »
Are you in Belfast now?
If you are, check this out:
http://www.thegobbinscliffpath.com/
Nope, wish I was. Activity looks cool, only open in the summer, btw.

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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #134 on: February 18, 2018, 09:20:06 PM »
So I have an 8-hour layover in DUB, so let's say 5 hours to do stuff.

It seems that the hop-on-hop-off bus is probably the best thing to do, especially considering that I don't drink.

Any other suggestions?

ETA: Apparently Malahide is a pretty little town near the airport which is supposedly worth a visit. A car for the day isn't that expensive, so that may be an option.
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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #135 on: February 19, 2018, 09:31:42 AM »
So I have an 8-hour layover in DUB, so let's say 5 hours to do stuff.

It seems that the hop-on-hop-off bus is probably the best thing to do, especially considering that I don't drink.

Any other suggestions?

ETA: Apparently Malahide is a pretty little town near the airport which is supposedly worth a visit. A car for the day isn't that expensive, so that may be an option.
Would you still enjoy the Jameson/Guinness tours even if you won't drink at the end?
I've read that Trinity college / grounds are nice to walk through plus their library is a famous place to take pictures of. Also seen that a car ride/train out to Howth is a worthwhile nearby coastal area to see (think there's a castle there too). I feel like you might be the type who'd enjoy Kilmainham Gaol (old prison).

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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #136 on: February 19, 2018, 12:37:40 PM »
Kilmainham Gaol is great if you're a history buff but you usually have to reserve your tickets online in advance. The only way to get in is with a tour so you have to select what time works for you. Personally thought the Guinness tour was underwhelming. You don't get to see the brewery. It's more of a brand experience. Jameson was being renovated when I went so can't speak to that. Trinity College is pretty beautiful so I definitely echo that but if you have enough time to rent a car I would say driving out to the countryside is absolutely worth the trip. If you're worried about time the 10 Euro Hop on/Hop off tour is a lot of fun. Don't feel like you have to get the more expensive one. They are all pretty much the same.

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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #137 on: February 19, 2018, 11:03:16 PM »
Anywhere in the countryside in particular (not too far from DUB) you'd recommend?

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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #138 on: February 20, 2018, 09:12:25 AM »
So I have an 8-hour layover in DUB, so let's say 5 hours to do stuff.

It seems that the hop-on-hop-off bus is probably the best thing to do, especially considering that I don't drink.

Any other suggestions?

ETA: Apparently Malahide is a pretty little town near the airport which is supposedly worth a visit. A car for the day isn't that expensive, so that may be an option.
Do you have experience driving on the left?

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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #139 on: February 20, 2018, 09:24:03 AM »
Anywhere in the countryside in particular (not too far from DUB) you'd recommend?
I didn't go myself but Malahide Castle followed by Howth looks beautiful. I had a week so we went pretty far out. Driving on the left really isn't that difficult but you will want to make sure your GPS works because it can get confusing with the roundabouts. Also, if you drive Manual you will save a lot of money but if not, you will want to make a reservation because they do not have that many Automatic cars. Driving/Parking in Dublin is a hassle so considering you only have 5 hours I would pick either renting a car or going into Dublin city center.