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What To Do In Dublin?  
User currently offlinePlaneWasted From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 533 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2190 times:

Hi, I'm travelling to Dublin next week. Will be there for a few days. Anyone have any tips on what to do and not to do?

Thank you.  Smile

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User currently offlinePSA727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 974 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2185 times:

Bring an umbrella, but seeing that your from Sweden  Smile and get drunk. There's no shortage
of pubs there. Plus, it's probably cheaper than booze in Sweden. The food isn't anything
to go crazy over.



fly high, pay low...Germanwings!
User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9524 posts, RR: 42
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2181 times:



Quoting PSA727 (Reply 1):
get drunk

That's what most people I know do.

PlaneWasted: Go to one of the many pubs and ask them to remove the first five letters of your user name.  Smile


User currently offlineEICVD From Ireland, joined Mar 2008, 2174 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2159 times:

You could go to the greyhound racing at Shelbourne Park or Harolds Cross staduims, they race there most nights of the week. There is an added bonus, good place to get drunk  Wink

User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5763 posts, RR: 32
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2128 times:



Quoting PlaneWasted (Thread starter):
Will be there for a few days. Anyone have any tips on what to do and not to do?

What sort of things do you normally look for in a city? For a fun trip (and something appropriate, given your nationality) try the Viking Splash Tour (amphibious vehicle) which leaves from St Stephen's Green (not far from the top of Grafton St) a couple of times a day. For something different visit St Michan's Church, where there are preserved human remains. And if you want to get out of the city for a couple of hours, take the mainline rail (DART) southbound a dozen stops or so to the picturesque town of Dalkey, where there are some scenic coastal walks).

Other than that you have all the usual tourist stuff. For some traditional pubs (not the Temple Bar tourist traps, although they can be fun too) try the Long Hall in South Great George's St - mostly called just "George's St" -- or the Stag's Head, in Dame Lane (just off the bottom of George's St. Also on George's St is a large Victorian Shopping arcade, full of quirky units).


User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4791 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2114 times:

The only advice I can give really is that the Airlink bus service is very good value, €6 per day including travel to/from the airport. The airlink bus uses the tunnel so it is usually faster than taking a taxi, and will drop you off at O'Connell street.

It is a nightmare for smokers though, as you constantly get people in Dublin hounding you for free cigarettes. However otherwise people are very friendly.


User currently offlineRsg85 From Australia, joined Aug 2006, 257 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2078 times:

Jamisons Tour  bigthumbsup 
there is also tour busses i think about 15 euro for a day pass that will drop u at all tourist destinations, u cant miss them
avoid temple bar, take a pic if u have to but then walk 200 meters in any direction away from it and u save about 2 euros per pint.
i think the best experience i had in Dublin was ending up at some random persons house party on st pats day then realising after walking out the door i had no idea how to get home

Quoting CPDC10-30 (Reply 5):
The only advice I can give really is that the Airlink bus service is very good value, €6 per day including travel to/from the airport.

 bigthumbsup 
the airlink is great


User currently offlineDreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8866 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2071 times:

Worship at the statue of Phil Lynott




Veni Vidi Castratavi Illegitimos
User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3713 posts, RR: 28
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2068 times:



Quoting Rsg85 (Reply 6):
Jamisons Tour   

Jameson is worth a look, IMO better than the Guinness Storehouse which is overpriced. The pint of Guinness on the top floor with views over the city helps out though.

Under any circumstances DON'T go to Temple Bar in the evening. It isn't an authentic as you might have heard. I went there on my first trip to Dublin and wished I hadn't bothered. Bar staff from Eastern Europe (not that there's anything wrong with that, but it isn't an authentic Irish experience!), loud music, rowdy clientele. Blah. Try somewhere like O'Donohues on Merrion Row. My father recommended it to me after spending a lot of overnight trips in Dublin and it was great. Small, almost hole in the wall with little traditional Irish band doing improv at the front (it wasn't set up like a stage).



"My first job was selling doors, door to door, that's a tough job innit" - Bill Bailey
User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Azerbaijan, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 14080 posts, RR: 62
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2059 times:



Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 4):
For a fun trip (and something appropriate, given your nationality) try the Viking Splash Tour (amphibious vehicle) which leaves from St Stephen's Green (not far from the top of Grafton St) a couple of times a day.

These are actually American WW2 DUKWs, as used e.g. during the Normandy invasion.

Jan


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