KLM672 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2576 posts, RR: 3 Posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3036 times:
Hey! I am heading with my gf to England and I looked at Ryanair's website and there are some cheap flights to Dublin, Ireland. Is it worth it to go for a few days (vs spending that 88 pounds on other things) for a young couple? What attractions are there?
Would another city be better?
ReidYYZ From Kyrgyzstan, joined Sep 2005, 537 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3010 times:
Troubleshoot a faulty fire detector loop on #2 engine gearbox and replace it with a spare flown in on a chartered Learjet. Pull out the discharged fire extinguisher bottles (that serve both the APU and engine #2) and wait for new bottles to come in on the same Learjet, only to discover that somebody shipped the wrong type (smaller: for engines #1 and 3) and then have to wait for another Tristar to divert from going to FRA to stop by with the right bottles. While waiting get 5 solid hours of sleep. After all is said and done, go into the city and wander around in your poohey uniform looking for a cheap, quick bite to eat as you shoulder the burden of officially being the least dressed up person in Temple Bar, on a Saturday night. Oh wait, that's how I spent my only two days there, hope you have a better time.
Definitely go pub crawling around Temple Bar, do some shopping in Grafton Street, visit St Patrick's Cathedral, and have a pint of Guiness at their brewery (or, if during the week, you can have a pint early in the morning alongside the young businessmen of Dublin on the Liffey).
As far as clubbing goes, you can check out the Westin on Westmoreland street and watch the Irish dancing Salsa, have a drink at The Bank (be ready to shed out some major Euros) on College Green. There is also a really good club behind Bachelor's Walk, but I forgot its name.
PS> You can always get into a drunken brawl with the Irish
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Braybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 6152 posts, RR: 30
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2991 times:
You couldn't find a better place to spend a few days, KLM672, but then I would say that seeing it's my favourite city, wouldn't I?
Stay as close to the city centre as possible, where all the major attractions are within walking distance. Hard to know what to recommend for you to do, but you will have more than enough to keep you entertained for a couple of days. I usually pick out a couple of things that interest me, and do them in the mornings, then spend the rest of the day soaking-up the atmosphere, wandering around with no particular plans. And there's no shortage of pubs, cafés and restaurants to suit all pockets and tastes. What normally interests you?
As mentioned above, Temple Bar (on the south bank of the river in the city centre) is a tourist magnet, but you'll find plenty of locals there too so don't let that put you off.
What kind of bars, clubs and restaurants do you like? I'll recommend a few that are popular and won't break the bank. I hear tourists complain about the prices, but it's not expensive if you know where to go.
Post some more details, and I'll dig up some up-to-date info for you. I can recommend some cheap hotels or hostels that are in the city centre too.