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What To Do In Dublin, Ireland For A Few Days?  
User currently offlineKLM672 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2499 posts, RR: 3
Posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2535 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?
Thanks.

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User currently offlineFiatstilojtd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2532 times:

Hi KLM672,

learning polish, latvian or lithuanian would be one thing you can do easily...only kidding.  Wink

The usual Tourist Trap Tour ...e. g. Temple Bar, visit the world famous beer brewery etc.

But you can also take the comfy aircoach buses to Cork or even up to Belfast.


fiatstilojtd


User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2529 times:

Cross the Liffey, get out of Temple Bar and hit the Cobblestone Pub on King Street. The locals play great Irish music all night, the folks are friendly, and the beer is just perfect.


"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
User currently offlineReidYYZ From Kyrgyzstan, joined Sep 2005, 536 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2509 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.

User currently offlineCoal From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2129 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2499 times:

Quoting ReidYYZ (Reply 3):
cheap

Is anything cheap anymore in Ireland?

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.

Cheers,
Coal

PS> You can always get into a drunken brawl with the Irish  wink 



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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5812 posts, RR: 31
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2490 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.

You WON'T regret coming, I promise you!


User currently offlineBHMNONREV From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1383 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2481 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 5):
And there's no shortage of pubs, cafés and restaurants to suit all pockets and tastes. What normally interests you?

A bottle of Bushmills has a tendency to get my undivided attention.. Big grin


User currently offlineCoal From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2129 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2472 times:

Quoting BHMNONREV (Reply 6):
A bottle of Bushmills has a tendency to get my undivided attention..

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Ahhh... I looove Bushmills! And I'm not even a big whiskey fan, either.

Cheers,
Coal



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User currently offlineKLM672 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2499 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2445 times:

Braybuddy:
I tried to email you but it didnt work, can you email me?
ParadisA330@gmail.com

Thanks


User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5812 posts, RR: 31
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2430 times:

Just sent an e-mail KLM, let me know if you get it.

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