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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


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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.
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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?
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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #165 on: June 06, 2018, 02:39:14 PM »
If you email office@jewishireland.org they can send you the whole document along with helping arrange your shabbos meals if you need. Also the SuperValue mentioned above has a small kosher section with a number of products from the US and UK with hechshers. The packet the office will send you also contains a lengthy list of all kosher products in Ireland that you can find in regular supermarkets. Very helpful when you just want to buy a yogurt in the morning anywhere you are.

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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #166 on: June 13, 2018, 09:45:27 PM »
Anyone order meals from Hinda Bloom?  What size were her portions? Can we share 2 meals for 3 people, or it's really enough just for 1?


I was thinking of hiring a "man with a van", rather than rent a car and a guide.
Does anyone have a recommendation for someone?
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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #167 on: July 04, 2018, 02:11:09 PM »
We used Bill Mcsweeny at www.irishtaxitours.ie for a short layover in Dublin. He had a nice van, was reliable and gave us a nice short driving tour. Not much to do in Dublin

I was thinking of hiring a "man with a van", rather than rent a car and a guide.
Does anyone have a recommendation for someone?
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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #168 on: July 04, 2018, 02:12:18 PM »
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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #169 on: October 11, 2018, 03:10:49 PM »
have a 12 hour layover in Dublin (7am-7pm)
looking for a full day tour-any recommendations? (I've seen websites like irishdaytours.ie and I'm not discounting them just looking for personal recommendations here :D)

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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #170 on: October 11, 2018, 10:29:23 PM »
have a 12 hour layover in Dublin (7am-7pm)
looking for a full day tour-any recommendations? (I've seen websites like irishdaytours.ie and I'm not discounting them just looking for personal recommendations here :D)
I've never left the airport in Dublin.
However, I always do a free walking tour for an overview of the city. I then decide which sites to visit.
 

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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #171 on: October 12, 2018, 12:48:48 AM »
I've never left the airport in Dublin.
However, I always do a free walking tour for an overview of the city. I then decide which sites to visit.
where do the tours start? Airport? City center?
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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #172 on: October 12, 2018, 02:33:47 AM »
where do the tours start? Airport? City center?
City center.
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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #173 on: October 12, 2018, 06:47:00 PM »
I returned from 8 days of travel in Ireland in late August and spent the last two days in Dublin.  If you have a 12 hour layover, you have options.  Dublin is only 30 minutes from the airport and you can even do a tour of Wicklowe mountains which is 90 minutes away.  Depends if you want city or lakes, mountain/countryside.

For Dublin, I didnít find it very interesting. The tour guide I used was www.tourdublin.ie.  I didnít realize what it was until I was on the tour but it is a private driver telling you about Dublin and dropping you off at various sights and you self tour the sight and get back in the car. I guess it was fine but I feel like you get to know the city better walking around which we did the rest of the day (we did a half day).

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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #174 on: October 13, 2018, 07:30:30 PM »
Please write a trip report?  :D

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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #175 on: October 13, 2018, 11:37:12 PM »
If someone is going to Ireland for a week or so and would like to know what to do about kosher food, you can always fly to Manchester for practically pennies (Ryanair) and pick up food there. Itís an hour flight each way and costs about $25 round trip. Youíll be back by lunch.

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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #176 on: October 14, 2018, 01:37:10 PM »
If someone is going to Ireland for a week or so and would like to know what to do about kosher food, you can always fly to Manchester for practically pennies (Ryanair) and pick up food there. Itís an hour flight each way and costs about $25 round trip. Youíll be back by lunch.
Wish we had one hour $25 RT flights in the US :)
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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #177 on: October 14, 2018, 02:15:14 PM »
Wish we had one hour $25 RT flights in the US :)
Well, we do.  But it doesn't get you far enough for a complete change of scenery.
Maybe not 25, but 25 from Ireland is also pushing it. Its very rare to get that flight.
In Israel once they finish electrifing all the rails (in many many years), every restaurant in Israel will be two hours away max. And you'll be able to go from slightly snowy mountain caps to dessert sun in three. They still have plans for airports and flights, but that'll take tens of years to happen.
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« Reply #178 on: October 14, 2018, 02:25:19 PM »
Well, we do.  But it doesn't get you far enough for a complete change of scenery.
Maybe not 25, but 25 from Ireland is also pushing it. Its very rare to get that flight.
In Israel once they finish electrifing all the rails (in many many years), every restaurant in Israel will be two hours away max. And you'll be able to go from slightly snowy mountain caps to dessert sun in three. They still have plans for airports and flights, but that'll take tens of years to happen.
$25 is rare? Itís the basic flight. Go on Ryanair website. They have about 5 flights a day at that price. Some a couple of pounds more.
1penny is the rare ones.

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Re: Ireland Master Thread
« Reply #179 on: October 14, 2018, 09:47:51 PM »
I returned from 8 days of travel in Ireland in late August and spent the last two days in Dublin.  If you have a 12 hour layover, you have options.  Dublin is only 30 minutes from the airport and you can even do a tour of Wicklowe mountains which is 90 minutes away.  Depends if you want city or lakes, mountain/countryside.

For Dublin, I didnít find it very interesting. The tour guide I used was www.tourdublin.ie.  I didnít realize what it was until I was on the tour but it is a private driver telling you about Dublin and dropping you off at various sights and you self tour the sight and get back in the car. I guess it was fine but I feel like you get to know the city better walking around which we did the rest of the day (we did a half day).
would love to see a TR
I may be going for a day or two in 2 weeks from today.
Would love to "steal" some of your itinerary
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