on this trip we overnighted in Dublin. We flew in Monday on a small Aer Lingus regional aircraft. It's much smaller than most we've been on recently, yet Doncaster airport has one of the longest runways in the country. I don't think it took much more than half of the run way to take off.
Although a bit blustery it was a fun flight and we arrived in Dublin about 2 hours after setting off to Doncaster. We were staying at the Radisson Blu on the airport. It was a short walk there following our arrival at Terminal 2.
Originally the trip was due to continued on Tuesday but due to prices and timings we started it out on Wednesday. This then left us a day in Ireland unexpectedly. We investigated getting into the City itself, but we didn't have any euro for the reasonably priced airport coach and thought that both Uber and Taxi were expensive for the trip. We ended up hiring a car as it was more reasonably priced and meant that we could at least be warm as no one I the party had brought winter clothing.
We explored the Boyne Valley in our little hire car. We stopped off at the Battle of the Boyne visitor centre, drove through the Newgange monument car park - it was too busy and stopped at Admulchan Church. This was a highlight as the 15th century ruins afford some most spectacular views of the river below.