re: ireland is only an hour away. I left my house in london at 8am, walk, tube, victoria 9am, train takes 50 min , leave uk 1050, arr dub 1150, wait for bus at 1315, take bus, it is not direct, arr location around 2, walk, buy food, take tram, arr home at 1500. 7 hours mate. ( could have taken a taxi straight and got there at about half 1) still. hardly an hour.