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Message posted by Mrs. Bonce10/1/2018 at 9:46am
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I can only find flights from Glasgow which is not a lot of use, surely there are more?

OH's younger sister was only 3 when they left Donegal and she wants to go there with us. Complicated as we would have to go by ferry (with the hound), and I assume they would want to fly. Have found them a likely looking cottage, we would have to pay an ouchy 30 per night to stay at the local caravan site.

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You may have to transit via Dublin or direct to Derry and drive to Donegal.

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Message posted by Mrs. Bonce10/1/2018 at 9:56am
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Thanks, costs a bomb and takes forever. Belfast is better, direct flights from Luton, but was hoping for a shorter drive for them in Donegal. They live in Lowestoft.

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We flew in to Belfast when we stayed in Donegal. We were staying near Killibegs and it wasn't a bad drive.

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Message posted by Mrs. Bonce10/1/2018 at 4:30pm
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Thanks, have done that but we can't fly with the dog. Looks like it is the only way for SIL and Hubby.

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Message posted by seanfdh10/1/2018 at 4:42pm
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I meant for them not you. I'd get the ferry to Belfast if I were you.

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We went to Donegal in May. Took the ferry Holyhead - Dublin
My sister met our parents in Dublin and they drove. Sister loves driving, but even she said it was a looong way.
On the way back she flew from Donegal to Dublin, then onto Heathrow I think, but it might have been Gatwick?
Parents had rented a house and we stayed on the drive. You may find there's room for you to stay at their holiday home? The houses in the area all appeared to have loads of outside space

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Message posted by Mrs. Bonce10/1/2018 at 5:02pm
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Thanks, we will need ehu though, OH won't go without his Sky tv. We will go from Stranraer to Larne and take our time getting there, just need to coincide 1 week so we can show them around, IF it happens, nothing definite yet.

Message posted by Mrs. Bonce10/1/2018 at 7:20pm
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We have done the ferry to Belfast, Larne is much easier imo.

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We drove stranraer to larne no problems

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Quote: Originally posted by deborah01 on 21/1/2018
We drove stranraer to larne no problems



We have done that quite a few times. When we tried Belfast we got lost, but that was in pre-satnav times.

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Quote: Originally posted by deborah01 on 21/1/2018
We drove stranraer to larne no problems



I usually took the ferry

They used to say that the only good thing about Larne was the boat to Stranraer. Of course it's gone now and everything sails from Cairnryan.

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Message posted by Mrs. Bonce22/1/2018 at 9:03am
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Yes, we did that last year. Not very good trip to Co.Down.

Stop offs in Scotland were the best part, although Delamont and that area were ok.

Need to get together with SIL and her OH if she is serious about going this year.

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I had wondered what happened to Stranraer since the ferry stopped. Looking on the internet, there appears to be ambitious plans to redevelop the harbour with a college and marina on the old quay. Not sure if the railway station is still there on the quay.



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Message posted by Mrs. Bonce22/1/2018 at 1:00pm
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The town is still ok, we had time to kill at Cairnryan (of course I meant we went from there), so went shopping/dog walking. Shops are ok, don't think the station is there any more, but may be wrong.

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Stranraer station is still open and there are still trains to Ayr. The plans for a new station never came to fruition. There is a bus from the station to Cairnryan. Cairnryan terminal itself is a soul less place.

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