ChrisH From Sweden, joined Jul 2004, 1136 posts, RR: 15 Posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2085 times:
Hi there, I will be spending a weekend in Dublin 2-4th February, my first visit to the emerald isle. Definitely looking forward.
I don't know how much spotting there will be (the Guinness is more interesting than planes...) But are there any spots accessible by foot, or a viewing deck? Wouldnt mind a few snaps before going home.
Also, i dont have a hotel booked yet, I've heard Temple Bar is the nightlife area, so any hotel recommendations near there would be appreciated! Please reply here or via PM!
ChrisPatton From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 39 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2045 times:
This fellow Chris loves Dublin.
I haven't stayed in the Temple Bar area but only passed through it, for food and things, lots of choice.
If all else fails, there is the Travel Inn or whatever name it operates under now, at the airport. If I remember correctly, the no 747 bus runs between the airport and O'Connell Street every 15 minutes, for a couple of euros.
From the Travel Inn, some of the spots are within walking distance, but not a short 5 min walk. I can't remember how long it took us, maybe half an hour walking along embankments and footpaths literally 12 inches wide. There are a number of spots along a main road and laybys south of the main runway, 28/10, though I haven't been in 18 months or so can't comment on how they are with the recently erected fence, higher than the previous one.
You'll have a great weekend regardless of wheather you go for the spotting or the city.
Ahh yes, well you have to do the 'Guinness tour' you get a pint at the ned of it and the view from the bar of Dublin is meant to be brilliant.
Quoting ChrisPatton (Reply 1): maybe half an hour walking along embankments and footpaths literally 12 inches wide.
Yep it can be tricky on that road so be carefull please.
Quoting ChrisPatton (Reply 1): so can't comment on how they are with the recently erected fence, higher than the previous one.
It sure as hell is!!!!!!! This is our new anti spotting fence however it is lowered over the line of runway 16/34 The fence, the last time I was there hasn't gone all the way around the at the threshold of 10 it's still the old fence and you also have a good 8ft mound to stand on.
E-mail me if you want and I'll give you a word doc on some more of the loactions.