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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 #150 on: May 14, 2018, 03:30:41 PM »
We're arriving around noon in DUB on Wednesday where we'll stay though Sunday. We'll be travelling with a 2 year old and an 8 month old. We want to go to Belfast to see the Titanic museum. Does it make sense to just go for the day, or does it make more sense to spend the night and come back on Friday?

FWIW there are same day return train tickets that are cheaper than a return ticket on different days.

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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #151 on: May 15, 2018, 02:13:45 PM »
We're arriving around noon in DUB on Wednesday where we'll stay though Sunday. We'll be travelling with a 2 year old and an 8 month old. We want to go to Belfast to see the Titanic museum. Does it make sense to just go for the day, or does it make more sense to spend the night and come back on Friday?

FWIW there are same day return train tickets that are cheaper than a return ticket on different days.
I don't know what else there is to do in Belfast (do some research to see), but if nothing else, you can come back that night. Museum takes a nice amount of hours if you go slowly (which for a fan, makes sense). You'll be cutting it close to missing closing time of the next-door shipyard where the ship was actually built. We missed it when we went, so can't comment on how worth it it is.

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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #152 on: May 15, 2018, 02:17:35 PM »
I don't know what else there is to do in Belfast (do some research to see), but if nothing else, you can come back that night. Museum takes a nice amount of hours if you go slowly (which for a fan, makes sense). You'll be cutting it close to missing closing time of the next-door shipyard where the ship was actually built. We missed it when we went, so can't comment on how worth it it is.
Thanks. As of now we'll just say in DUB. Thanks.

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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #153 on: May 15, 2018, 10:47:21 PM »
Anyone ever spend shabbos in Dublin with kids who can't walk (ie you're stuck inside all shabbos with them)? Where did you stay? What did you do for meals? Were you able to walk to a shul?

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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #154 on: May 16, 2018, 06:42:04 AM »
This might be a useful site for those looking http://www.jewishireland.org/ The site includes a section on where to buy kosher food (very limited) and places to stay near the only active shul in Dublin. There is a chabad rabbi in Dublin who might be able to help the last poster with his query on where to stay with kids who can't walk although as far as I am aware there is no Eruv.

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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #155 on: May 16, 2018, 09:16:46 AM »
This might be a useful site for those looking http://www.jewishireland.org/ The site includes a section on where to buy kosher food (very limited) and places to stay near the only active shul in Dublin. There is a chabad rabbi in Dublin who might be able to help the last poster with his query on where to stay with kids who can't walk although as far as I am aware there is no Eruv.
You're quite right. I know of that site and even have a handbook out together by the shul specific to summer 2018. Unfortunately it doesn't list a place to stay with kids near shul.

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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #156 on: May 16, 2018, 11:47:34 PM »
I don't know what else there is to do in Belfast (do some research to see), but if nothing else, you can come back that night. Museum takes a nice amount of hours if you go slowly (which for a fan, makes sense). You'll be cutting it close to missing closing time of the next-door shipyard where the ship was actually built. We missed it when we went, so can't comment on how worth it it is.
http://www.thegobbinscliffpath.com

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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #157 on: May 17, 2018, 12:59:22 AM »
Does anyone know of any place near the shul that's suitable for kids on shabbos? Airbnb has practically nothing, and the few things they do have are really expensive. There are a few cheap guest houses listed on the shul's official list, but most look really bad. Has anyone here ever even stayed in Dublin for shabbos?

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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #158 on: May 24, 2018, 01:49:28 PM »
Ok after speaking to Rabbi Lent and Melanie stein - I have created loads of info for the wiki: Pm me for any q's.. some of the info.. I was told not to publish as it's off the record stuff...

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 can 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

Do not boast for tomorrow, Because you do not know what the day will bear.(Mishlei C27.V1)

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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #159 on: May 24, 2018, 01:54:29 PM »
Ok after speaking to Rabbi Lent and Melanie stein - I have created loads of info for the wiki: Pm me for any q's.. some of the info.. I was told not to publish as it's off the record stuff...

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 can 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
Wow! That's great info. Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #160 on: May 24, 2018, 07:07:59 PM »
ok - correction/clarification

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.
Do not boast for tomorrow, Because you do not know what the day will bear.(Mishlei C27.V1)

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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #161 on: May 25, 2018, 03:51:03 PM »
We're arriving around noon in DUB on Wednesday where we'll stay though Sunday. We'll be travelling with a 2 year old and an 8 month old. We want to go to Belfast to see the Titanic museum. Does it make sense to just go for the day, or does it make more sense to spend the night and come back on Friday?

FWIW there are same day return train tickets that are cheaper than a return ticket on different days.

Hi!
I haven't been to Ireland yet, but I am going to next week and have done a lot of research on what to do and how to do things.
Re: Belfast - there are a lot of tour companies that will do day trips from Dublin to Northern Ireland, including visiting Belfast, The Titanic museum, and Giant's Causeway (supposedly beautiful). It makes visiting N. Ireland much easier because they arrange all the transportation (its apparently a long drive up there) and you get back to Dublin that night. This is the tour I'm going on: https://wildrovertours.com/activity/giants-causeway-belfast-city-carrick-a-rede-rope-bridge/ but apparently a bunch of different companies do it (and you don't necessarily need to book in advance). Of course, its pricier to go with a group but might save a headache. From what I understand, theres only 2ish days worth of stuff to see and do in Dublin so if you'll be there from Wednesday through Sunday, might make sense to do this as a day trip on Thursday.




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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #162 on: May 25, 2018, 04:06:24 PM »
Hi!
I haven't been to Ireland yet, but I am going to next week and have done a lot of research on what to do and how to do things.
Re: Belfast - there are a lot of tour companies that will do day trips from Dublin to Northern Ireland, including visiting Belfast, The Titanic museum, and Giant's Causeway (supposedly beautiful). It makes visiting N. Ireland much easier because they arrange all the transportation (its apparently a long drive up there) and you get back to Dublin that night. This is the tour I'm going on: https://wildrovertours.com/activity/giants-causeway-belfast-city-carrick-a-rede-rope-bridge/ but apparently a bunch of different companies do it (and you don't necessarily need to book in advance). Of course, its pricier to go with a group but might save a headache. From what I understand, theres only 2ish days worth of stuff to see and do in Dublin so if you'll be there from Wednesday through Sunday, might make sense to do this as a day trip on Thursday.
Thank! I'll have to look into it and hear what you think of it when you get back.

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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #163 on: May 31, 2018, 07:03:31 AM »
A friend of mine sent me a pdf with a ton of Jewish/Kosher information on Ireland. Is there an easy way to share a pdf?

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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #164 on: May 31, 2018, 09:16:15 AM »
A friend of mine sent me a pdf with a ton of Jewish/Kosher information on Ireland. Is there an easy way to share a pdf?
Upload as attachment?