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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 #30 on: May 25, 2014, 11:43:40 PM »
Thanks!
Did you stay near the Shul?
I wasn't there, my brother was... and he ended up staying with friends.
But they highly recommended Abrae Court Guesthouse.

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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #31 on: May 26, 2014, 09:38:42 AM »
I wasn't there, my brother was... and he ended up staying with friends.
But they highly recommended Abrae Court Guesthouse.
Thank you. Looking into it. Was really hoping to find somewhere I can spend points, but that doesn't look too promising.

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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #32 on: May 27, 2014, 07:28:31 AM »
Thank you. Looking into it. Was really hoping to find somewhere I can spend points, but that doesn't look too promising.

No points hotel close to Shul, only B&Bs.  The Shul is about an hour walk from the center of town.

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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #33 on: May 27, 2014, 09:23:42 AM »
No points hotel close to Shul, only B&Bs.  The Shul is about an hour walk from the center of town.
Right. So I have to calculate what'll be more expensive. Paying for the B&B and paying for cabs into town, or staying at the hotel for free, but paying for cabs to the Shul.
-Old Jameson distillery
-Titanic Centre (Belfast)
-Cliffs of Moher
Old Jameson looks like it's not too far away, but Titanic is 2 hours away and Moher is 3 hours away. Is that what your brother did? Nothing to do closer to town besides pubs? Can you ask him how he got to those places?

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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #34 on: May 27, 2014, 02:05:25 PM »
Old Jameson looks like it's not too far away, but Titanic is 2 hours away and Moher is 3 hours away. Is that what your brother did? Nothing to do closer to town besides pubs? Can you ask him how he got to those places?
He went last Shavuos so he actually didn't do all that. A few of his highlights were Trinity College and going to the races (horses).
I have family friends who were relocated to Dublin for a job last year... those were their top recommendations. I'd be happy to find out some more for you!
How long are you there total?

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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #35 on: May 27, 2014, 02:12:05 PM »
Apparently you MUST try Insomnia Cafe, which "will make a coffee lover even out of the worst hater" ;D

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« Reply #36 on: May 27, 2014, 02:15:59 PM »
He went last Shavuos so he actually didn't do all that. A few of his highlights were Trinity College and going to the races (horses).
I have family friends who were relocated to Dublin for a job last year... those were their top recommendations. I'd be happy to find out some more for you!
How long are you there total?
Thanks, that would be great! I'm there for 1.5 days in July. Going with my wife (both young twenties), but we aren't into drinking so pub crawls don't interest us.

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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #37 on: May 27, 2014, 02:41:09 PM »
Thanks, that would be great! I'm there for 1.5 days in July. Going with my wife (both young twenties), but we aren't into drinking so pub crawls don't interest us.
How are you flying into/out of dublin?
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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #38 on: May 27, 2014, 02:47:12 PM »
Thanks, that would be great! I'm there for 1.5 days in July. Going with my wife (both young twenties), but we aren't into drinking so pub crawls don't interest us.
You've got 2 months to get into drinking. Should be enough time IMO.

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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #39 on: May 27, 2014, 03:01:37 PM »
How are you flying into/out of dublin?
Part of the OWE. CDG-LHR-DUB and DUB-CLT.
You've got 2 months to get into drinking. Should be enough time IMO.
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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #40 on: May 27, 2014, 04:10:23 PM »
Part of the OWE. CDG-LHR-DUB and DUB-CLT.lol
When I was looking into going into Ireland, it made sense to me to fly into SNN and fly out of DUB (or vice-versa) as to only have to drive across the country once. Not sure if this is feasible for you
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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #41 on: May 27, 2014, 04:15:33 PM »
Thanks, that would be great! I'm there for 1.5 days in July. Going with my wife (both young twenties), but we aren't into drinking so pub crawls don't interest us.
Ok... here's his email (apparently he didn't quite get the memo about not being into drinking :P):

Best things to do in Ireland-you must!!!!

1-one hour hike up SUGARLOAF MOUNTAIN (not too bad-my 7 yr old did it)-absolutely incredible!!!

2-after sugarloaf-have a drink in the greatest of the old Irish pubs, JOHNNY FOX'S.

3-JAMESON DISTILLERY (much better than GUINESS)

4-if you make it up north to Belfast, the (titanic was built there )and the new TITANIC MUSEUM is unreal. Plus dont miss the PUMP HOUSE tour which shows exactly where the ship was built-mindowing. Also try to get to the BUSHMILLS tour.

5-POWERS COURT-breathtaking grand house!

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« Reply #42 on: May 27, 2014, 04:15:56 PM »
When I was looking into going into Ireland, it made sense to me to fly into SNN and fly out of DUB (or vice-versa) as to only have to drive across the country once. Not sure if this is feasible for you
Thanks for the idea. Just checked though, no flights are showing up LHR-SNN on AA.com, but more importantly, SNN-DUB would require an OJ and I only get 1, which I'm using in CLT as I'm not going back to my beginning in TLV.

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« Reply #43 on: May 27, 2014, 04:38:26 PM »
Ok... here's his email (apparently he didn't quite get the memo about not being into drinking :P):

Best things to do in Ireland-you must!!!!

1-one hour hike up SUGARLOAF MOUNTAIN (not too bad-my 7 yr old did it)-absolutely incredible!!!

2-after sugarloaf-have a drink in the greatest of the old Irish pubs, JOHNNY FOX'S.

3-JAMESON DISTILLERY (much better than GUINESS)

4-if you make it up north to Belfast, the (titanic was built there )and the new TITANIC MUSEUM is unreal. Plus dont miss the PUMP HOUSE tour which shows exactly where the ship was built-mindowing. Also try to get to the BUSHMILLS tour.

5-POWERS COURT-breathtaking grand house!
Thank you!! Awesome how quickly they responded!
I didn't see we can't drink a beer, we're just not interested in only hitting up pubs. Plus, factory tours are usually pretty cool.

What I'm getting here is that there aren't attractions near either the points-hotels by the airport or by the B&Bs near the Shul. Jameson and Powers Court are about equidistant between the points hotels and the B&Bs (appx 20 min drive either way). The mountain is 50 min south, Titanic is 2 hours north, Bushmills is an hour north of that. Looks like the only way to really enjoy our time is to rent a car. I still probably can't get to all those sites even with a car, but they're simply too far to take cabs or waste time with public transportation, and if I want to go to Shul anyway, a rental car would be worth it just for those trips alone.

Thanks for all that help! Really, really appreciate it. My wife enjoys her hometown Coors Factory, so I'm sure she'll go for these tours + Titanic is on her all-time movie list, so that's a no-brainer for an awesome experience.

Do you mind just asking them if parking is going to be doable in town and at these attractions?

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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #44 on: May 29, 2014, 03:26:35 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?