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Posts tagged ‘Dublin’

Traveling by public transit in and around Dublin with a pet dog

Dublin’s public transit is a mixed bag, from the standpoint of pet-friendliness. Put briefly, if you have a small dog, you will do well on commuter rail, the DART coastal train, and intercity trains; and you can likely get around by bus. Bigger dogs will face challenges and charges, and no pet dogs are allowed on LUAS (light rail).

Here are more details, with links to the services and to their pet policies:

Dublin Bus operates an extensive network of routes in and around  … Read more

Reader’s report: Entering the U.S., and transferring to a domestic flight, with an in-cabin dog

Back in October 2010, I wrote a post about the documents you need to re-enter the U.S. with your in-cabin dog. The CDC writes the rules for this situation, and they could be clearer. The CDC does not have any particular form in mind for the rabies certification incoming dogs are required to have. Similarly, if you’re continuing on a U.S. flight and your domestic carrier requires a general certificate of health, it’s not clear what that document should look  … Read more

Photo Friday: Ireland’s Malahide Castle

This week’s photo is of one of a pair of dog statues flanking the gate leading into the Craft Courtyard at Malahide Castle, just outside Dublin. The Castle, parts of which date from the 12th c., was the home of the Talbot family for nearly 800 years.

The Castle and its extensive (250 acres) grounds now host a myriad of cultural and social events and activities, from house tours to botanic gardens, a model railway, and sports fields. A Castle receptionist  … Read more