Any information on doing a Newry trip from the south plz? Doing the Newry trip next sat,to see if I can get a few bargains. Can anyone tell me the most straight forward route from the Naas road,Dublin.? And where's best to head for once I get there? Will everywhere take Euro, will I pay in Euro the price I see in sterling? Thanks in Advance for any info.. I wont feel guilty at all.. Working the same hours for €80 a week less made sure of that..Thanks goverment..!
Get yourself onto the M1 northbound, and it's a straight road all the way to Newry. You now bypass Dundalk which makes it even quicker. have some coins ready for the toll bridge, both ways at Drogheda. At the roundabout before Newry take the 3rd exit, not the Belfast one, and straight down the hill into the town. On the left is the Quays and on the right is Buttercrane. I prefer the Quays. The Quays has the big Sainsburys store, where we always have a late breakfast or early lunch in the store before we do the shopping. We usually get a trolly full of wine and beer first and pack it into the car. Then come back for the groceries shopping. They will charge for everything in sterling, but then convert into € at the end. They usually have a poster up showing the sterling exchange rate on the day. Expect to pay about 10% extra, so £200 will be near €220. They take € notes but give back the coins change in sterling. The car park and plastic bags are free. Don't get any NI £ sterling at the ATM near the door, as they charge you a foreign exchange rate and a foreign transaction fee for the convenience. I got £20 at the ATM to buy our breakfast and it cost me €28 from B of I, daylight robbers. The cafe took the €, so I needn't have bothered. Set off early, as the queues after 10 o'clock, to get into the car park can be very long. Enjoy the day and don't feel guilty.