I just booked my accommodation for my first night in Ireland. I only realized now how inconvenient it is to fly into Dublin late on a Friday night, especially considering I’m leaving at 8:30am the next morning on a tour. The majority of Dublin hostels near the tour departure point require a 2 night minimum stay on weekends. How very helpful. I finally settled on a private room in a hostel called Avalon House, about a 12 minute walk from Kinlay House (where my Shamrocker tour leaves on Saturday morning). It’s $65 CDN for the night but I think it will be worth it to have a room and some quiet to myself before embarking on a week of fun.